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    Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Does anyone know of a software program that will stop others from being able to track what you do on the internet???
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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Which "others"? If you subscribe to The Anonymizer, you can obfuscate your URLs so that your ISP doesn't know what you're up to. Not sure about your spouse, though... There might have been something on the Software Finds & Wants board on this; I vaguely recall posting a link to a PC World report (or similar) on tracking software.

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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Are you trying to keep someone with access to your machine from knowing what sites you visited or are you trying to keep spyware from infesting your machine and sending information back to various sources that you did not authorize and know nothing about? There's a big difference in the software you would use.
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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Yes, trying to keep information about what I do from going back to sources that I did not authorize.
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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Do a Google for: Proxomitron
    It's been very effective for me, anyway. It's so versatile, and configurable, that there was a bit of a learning curve to get it just where I wanted it, but my problems in this arena are nearly gone completely.

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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Besides the product already suggested, take a look at PestPatrol and if you aren't already running a very good firewall that also blocks unauthorized *outgoint* attempts, check into ZoneAlarm. I run both because they server different purposes. I will NOT connect to my DSL without ZoneAlarm running.
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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    Ad-aware is free, and works well to delete spyware from your machine.

    See http://www.lavasoftusa.com/. I also second Charlotte's suggestion about Zonealarm (also free).

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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    I ran Ad-Aware for a long time, but PestPatrol found some trojans lurking on my machine that Ad-Aware had missed. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Spy Software for IE (IE 6.0)

    I run Ad-Aware regularly, but I also recently found Spybot--Search and Destroy. It's more aggressive than Ad-Aware and takes some user input, but the first time I ran it, it found about 20 other spy cookies that Ad-Aware had missed. The software is free although the developer asks for a donation. Available at http://security.kolla.de/index.php?l...&page=download

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