Safe Computing 

Install spyware removal utilities 

Spyware is software that is installed on your computer without your knowledge or is bundled with other software you download from the internet. Spyware can:

  • Track what you are doing for marketing purposes 
  • Reset the homepage and search pages on your browser 
  • Create pop-up advertisements 
  • Slow down your computers Internet connection 
  • Interfere with your computers normal operations

To fight this, Hamline recommends two products which are available for download from the Internet:

  •  Ad-Aware  (Ad-Aware is only available for personal use. You need a license for use on a university owned computer.)     

Please Note that If you are constantly being bombarded with popup ads then it is very likely that spyware of some sort has made its way onto your system.

Need more help? Please contact the Central Service Desk at or by phone at 651-523-2220