October 8, 2004
I try to stay with well established sites or ones I'm familiar with. When you do a search for something and see some funny looking site names, those are the ones I usually stay away from. Say you're looking for "hd hand grips"...I probably wouldn't click on something like "shopping.kelko.co.uk/b/a/s_bypass_lopers.html" That may be a valid site, but I'm not going to chance it. (I modified that address by the way, so it shouldn't work) Also, I've found that sites with song lyrics, music, and cheat codes for computer games are bad about allowing spyware. Also, "adult sites" are pretty bad.
Incidentally, a little trick I learned...if you put your computer in safe mode and then run Ad Aware, it works a LOT better. Much faster, too. I assume Spy Bot would be the same way, but I haven't used it.