Allume Systems, Inc. today announced a free spyware scanner for users to check their computer for invasive spyware, identity theft and password copying software. The new IC Spyware Scanner™ is downloadable at:

“Scanning your system is the first step to getting rid of spyware and Internet spies,” said Pauline Shumake, Senior Product Manager of Allume Systems, Inc. “There is a false sense of security for many Internet users, many think it’s the Other person who gets spyware and or their identity stolen, when in actuality it could be any Internet user. Now with this free test, there are No Excuses not to check your system and keep it safe. We introduced our spyware scanner because we know how important it is to use a spyware scanner from a company you know and trust.”

When users are ready to remove the spyware that has been discovered, they can purchase Internet Cleanup for Windows directly from the software, Allume website, or visiting one of our retail partners. With the purchase of Internet Cleanup, users get a one-year subscription of spyware profiles to provide continued protection against new spyware products, at no additional charge.

Internet Cleanup goes beyond just protecting users from spyware and identity theft, it includes a Personal Information Blocker that safeguards names, phone numbers, addresses, credit card information and bank account numbers. Internet Cleanup prevents these and other specified pieces of information from being transmitted over the Internet without users’ permission. Internet Cleanup includes File and Folder locking as well as Application locking features. Only Internet Cleanup provides the user with all of the tools necessary to protect their privacy and security, all in one complete and integrated package.

Internet Cleanup 4.0 protects users’ privacy by erasing their Internet data trail and permanently removing tracking devices left on their computers by websites they have visited. Users can easily set their level of banner ad and pop-up blocking. Each time they start Internet Cleanup, the Statistics Report tells them exactly what spyware is present on their PC, the number of unwanted cookies and history files, their cache size, Active X controls, recent list entries, and more. Internet Cleanup effectively removes spyware and stops pop-up ads and web banners.

Pricing, Availability and Requirements

The spyware scanner and Internet Cleanup work on Windows, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, or XP, and requires 30 MB available disk space and 8 MB RAM (16 MB for Windows NT/2000/XP), Internet Explorer 5.01 (or later), AOL 7.0 or 8.0, or the MSN, Netscape or Mozilla browsers. MSRP is $29.99. Internet Cleanup on the Net:

Download the free Spyware Scanner at: