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#1 mac3995

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 03:25 PM

Hi, my name is mac and I just put Hijack this on my computer and ad-ware programs on my computer... my buddy usually does it for me... but i want to know how to recognize and fix my computer on my own... i just reformatted my computer this past weekend and don't wanna do that again... i was just wandering if there were any programs that u guys would recommend?? hopefully i will learn alot and keep my computer clean.

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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:09 PM

Welcome to BC!

Please pm the Admin Grinler and ask to be in the HJT trainee room. There you can learn how to do it yourself and help others!

Enjoy your stay at BC!

#3 phawgg

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:14 PM

Learning is what it's all about, mac and I'm glad you took the initiative to find out more. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#4 jgweed

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 06:01 PM

You need to install and update:
1. A resident Anti-virus (check of updates to definitions daily)
2. A resident firewall (only update when new versions come out)
3. At least two spyware applications (check for definition updates daily)

Free applications for the above can be found at BC:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

(I use and recomment AVG anti-virus, Sygate Personal Firewall, and both Ad-AwareSE as well as Spybot Seach and Destroy, all of which are linked at the above)

The following tutorials are recommended:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/safely-connecting-a-computer-to-the-internet/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/understanding-spyware-browser-hijackers-and-dialers/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

These will give you a start. There are also tutorials on using these applications.

There is also a beginning HiJackThis! tutorial. This may help you understand and interpret your log.

Regards,
John
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