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By timothy.sharpe ·
I am interested in implementing some type of pop up and spy ware blocking software. We have 400 plus desktops. I want something that can be administered centrally and does not require user intervention. Actually I would like it to be transparent to the users. Cost is a factor.

What are others using?

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by jschein In reply to Pop up / Spyware blocker

Google toolbar - free and blocks pop-ups.

Other than that, adawar from lavasoft.com and spybot S&D, not spykiller or spyhunter is the best removal software of those pesky registry hacks and files placed on systems.

The downfall of this in a corporate envireonment it that you must install them on every pc and run them locally. There is no "Networkable" adremover due to the fact right now it must access the local system and registry. Possibly in the next year with active directory, one will finally be made.

All 3 programs are free.

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by timothy.sharpe In reply to

Thanks for the information. I have been running the Google toolbar for a few days and I am happy with it. Lavasoft Ad-aware seems to be a good choice as well, I can create a SMS package to distribute it and you can set the scanning parameters via the command line so I will play around with those command lines in the login scripts.

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by TheChas In reply to Pop up / Spyware blocker

A great low cost way to block pop-ups would be to switch over to the Mozilla web browser.

Mozilla is open source "free-ware". www.mozilla.org

The built-in pop-up blocker is more effective than most 3rd party add-ins for IE.
It is so effective, that I sometimes need to enable pop-ups to open information windows on some web pages.

To ease in controlling the po-up blocker, you can get a tool-bar that accesses many of the user preference options.
http://prefbar.mozdev.org/

Chas

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