With Windows 7 is coming the options to remove Internet Explorer. It can be turned on or off like a feature in Windows. So far, the versions of Windows came with Microsoft’s browser installed by default, and wasn’t a removal option.
The information comes from a screen capture made by AeroXperience of beta build 7048 of Windows 7, they commented also that to remove IE8 takes two reboots and a configuration step needs to be completed. However, the system works perfectly after this, which is more than can be said of the earlier versions of Windows to be removed IE.
Spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge or explicit permission. Spyware silently transmits user information via the Internet to advertisers. In addition, Spyware will very often cause your PC to perform very poorly (slow browsing and downloads, program crashes etc).
To get started, visit download.com and download Ad-Aware 2007, which is free for personal use. The installation is very straight forward (you’ll mostly click ‘next’ a bunch of times)
- When Ad-Aware is finished installing it will prompt you to run it for the first time. Click Finish to continue
- When Ad-Aware launches, it will check for any updates, including the definitions file (the file that contains all of the ‘known’ pieces of spyware). Continue reading