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#1 Guest_moreliaman_*

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:48 PM

Hi peeps......Im Mark from the UK, like most on here ive registered to learn more about computers & software.....and to get help with annoying spyware !! ( i hate the retards that put this stuff on the net, i wish i could find out who they were & where they live, then i could go round and trash their computer...but for some strange reason its illegal....i think ! )

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:53 AM

Thanks, hopefully i'll learn on here how to prevent getting this spyware stuff in the first place!! I think the easiest way to get rid of it this time is just to re-format the drive and install a fresh copy of XP.
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Edited by moreliaman, 10 May 2009 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:21 AM

Re-installation is, of course, a solution, even though it means reinstalling and updating the many applications you use as well as the OS. The important thing is that once you take this step, you are confident that you can keep your computer malware-free. Having a layered protection, beginning with a firewall and ending with several anti-spyware applications to scan your hard drive, is the first step, but just as important is understanding safe and cautious internet practices.
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:53 PM

Yep i see what your saying john, but the only thing that worries me is.......the spyware i have on here now cant find the infections on the system at the moment, so whats to stop it infecting it again?.....although the 4 different spyware programs on here now wernt on it until i discovered the infection & i had AGV antivirus (which is rubbish, now changed to avast)
Ive also stopped my son using the laptop now (god knows what sites he visits when im not around!!)

Edited by moreliaman, 10 May 2009 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:13 PM

Malware is much easier to get than to get rid of, especially with naive or incautious other people using your computer.
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