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Does It Really Need To Be ?

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#1 skycom


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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:51 AM

I cannot believe how so many users, and i speak of those who are not new but already experienced run-ins with ad/spyware, that keep falling back into the same old traps as before. Forums are loaded with these users. After my first run-in, i downloaded not IE-Spyad, Spywareblaster, and all the others out there, but only one Ad/Spyware detector and one FIREWALL & adjusted Cookie settings in IE6, then added a little POPUP Popper BHO, and i havent had a problem with any of that since. I even tested out going to Rogue Sites and emrged without a scratch. WHAT ARE THEY DOING WRONG? :thumbsup:

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#2 Guest_MrSnausage_*


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Posted 22 April 2004 - 12:09 PM

You are absolutely right. I have been using Internet Explorer up until about 3-4 months ago when I switched to Firefox and never had a problem. Yeah I had some tracking cookies, but I did not really care about it.

It is all about setting your Internet Explorer security settings correctly and staying up to date with patches. Firewalls really do not even play an important role in preventing spyware/hijackers as they are mostly received via an installed program or downloaded through a website.

#3 Bluie


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Posted 22 April 2004 - 12:11 PM

It is just a matter of odds. But the better the layers of protection the less chance there is of getting hit.

Personally got hit by a trojan, in spite of a ZA & AVG. Have added a trojan scanner. By the way, mind naming your products?

On the other hand have never received any spam mail. In spite of maintaining half a dozen email accounts.

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