• Professor discussed Botany with a Student.
  • Hartwick students studying rock formations
  • Hartwick students working on a project in class.
  • Yager Bell Tower, Hartwick College

Adware and Spyware

Adware and Spyware can do the following:

  • slow down your computer and make your Internet connection unreliable
  • trigger annoying pop-up ads on your computer
  • set your home page to a Web page you did not choose
  • track and report to others where you go on the Internet

Click on the following links below to find free downloads of software which detect and defeat adware and spyware programs.

Ad-Aware - "With its ability to scan your RAM, registry, hard drives, and external storage devices for known data-mining, advertising, and tracking components, Ad-Aware can easily clean out your system, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web." - Download.com

Spybot Search & Destroy - "Can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer with other users." - Download.com