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Where is a safe place to download adadware


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#1 paras

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 07:57 PM

could some one please tell me a safe place to download adadware
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 08:48 PM

Here is where I download it from. The site is safe.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:48 AM

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Lists mirror sites for downloading. You are very wise to check the original source before downloading from a secondary site.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 02:35 AM

Major Geeks is an authorized affiliate of Lavasoft.

Edited by Ronbo, 13 March 2005 - 02:38 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 02:56 AM

I recommend you download, install, update & run both Adaware SE & Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3. Have both programs fix any problems found & see if the problem is resolved. HTH :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 03:21 AM

Add MicroSoft AntiSpyware Beta1 also . I have had great luck with it .
Adware SE 1.5 and Spybot S&D 1.3 .
I like Download.com which is run by Cnet .
I have been using it for years .




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Posted 13 March 2005 - 04:26 AM

paras, both bear and acklan are correct about the programs they recommend. Ad-aware and Spybot S&D should be a part of your computers protection.You would do well to add Spywareblaster as well: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

You should also have a good anti-virus and firewall installed as well.


Add I like Download.com which is run by Cnet .
I have been using it for years .
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The reason I send to people to Major Geeks over Download.com is because of the 95 items for anti spyware that Cnet lists for download, 28 of them are listed on the Spyware Warrior List of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites compiled by Eric Howes.
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

That is 29.5% of the products that Download.com has to offer for download put people at a known risk. Of that 28, four have been delisted (but still remain on the list as reminders of what they were) which lowers the percentage to 25%, but I would still not trust those delisted products. Major Geeks has only three products out of 66 that fall on that list for 4.5% that are known risks.

While neither is perfect in this regards, I would rather send people where they are less likely to put the wrong garbage on their computers and end up here looking for help.

I do trust both sites to not add any surprises in their download packages, and would feel safe downloading the software at either site, I just don't like the odds that Download.com presents to unwary and uninformed people to download something they are going to regret.

Major Geeks is an Authorized Affiliate of Lavasoft, but I don't understand with these kind of percentages, why they use Download.com as their main download site. $$$ maybe?

Edit: added link to spywareblaster.

Edited by Ronbo, 13 March 2005 - 04:49 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:43 AM

Thanks Ronbo . Try AVG Free Edition for your antivirus . You do get a little more if you pay for it , but in my opinion beat Norton or MacAfee , both of which I find cause as many problems as they solve .




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Posted 13 March 2005 - 11:45 AM

well....u guys u see.... i had bought a new dell computer and then, i didnt even know about WHAT WAS SPYWARE?! then i got into a big problem and had to reformat my computer sice it wasnt really protected..........right now i have spybot S&D, Spysweeper, Microsoft antispyware beta, and i am now going to get ad-aware.....i also have norton 2003...my computer came with nortorn 2004..but i didnt install it back after i formated my computer because it hade norotrn interent security and it was basically impossibe to work with it,, it was tooo much and had pop ups all the time about security and it was very annoying so i got rid of it....and have nortorn 2003
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 11:52 AM

i am downloading spyware blaster from majorgeeks and it is quite slow
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:26 PM

Don't forget about aČ Free - aČ is a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.

You might also want to submit a HijackThis log.
This way, you can eliminate the possibility of being infected with any spyware/malware.
Then with all of your security programs in place, you'll have a nice clean computer to work/play with.

Then it will be up to you, to keep it clean.
With your security programs:
Use the latest versions.
Keep them updated.
Run them on a regular basis (once a week, for me).
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:42 PM

right now i have spybot, spysweeper, ad aware, microsoft antispyware beta,and norotn 2003, and spwareblaster....isnt that enuff
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 01:08 PM

My opinion, no such thing as enough.

The internet, isn't a very friendly place.
There's some real nasties out there.
Read a few of the old HijackThis log posts, here

Just my opinion.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 01:13 PM

Enough is relative . Since no one product can protect you you need to paly with the different product out there .
I run MS AntiSpyware beta , Adware SE, Spybot S&D ,and AVG free in that order and am able to remove 99%+ of spyware , virus , trogans ,......
Others use different products , but the point is YES you need several products to meet and defeat the threats .




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Posted 13 March 2005 - 01:23 PM

a good point made by tg911..... there is no such thing as enough... i still believe now that i am rid of 99% of spyware from my computer...thanks to all that now i have a lot of protection....
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