Internet Tips: Fight Back Against Surveillance Software

Keyloggers Begone

Trapping surveillance programs isn't anti-spyware's main job, but all of these tools will uncover at least some commercial keyloggers:

Lavasoft Ad-aware 6.181: free for individual, noncommercial use, 1.7MB

PepiMK Spybot Search & Destroy 1.2: free (donations accepted), 3.5MB

PestPatrol Inc. PestPatrol 4.2: $40 (feature-limited free trial version detects but does not remove spyware), 6.1MB

Webroot Spy Sweeper 2.2: $30 (one-year support and update subscription; free version includes one update), 2.5MB

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