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#1 bluto

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:51 PM

Has anyone confused adware as a way to remove Ad-Aware se ?
I like Ad-Aware best. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:54 PM

wait what? adaware is a program used to remove adware and adware in
fects a host machine with advertisements......

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:31 PM

Hi, If you have "adaware se" KEEP IT! That is the good guy, however, if you have a program called "adware" [notice the different spelling] GET RID OF IT! It is a bad guy.

Bye, and good luck Wendy
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 12:59 AM

Additionally the adaware program will NOT remove Ad-AwareSE; the latter, as correctly noted above, is the commonly used spyware removal tool while the former is sypware itself.
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:15 PM

Please observe the red
urls at the top,bottom and centre of this forum,
Is this how they get paid ?
the reason for this thread.Their confusseing.

Edited by bluto, 06 July 2005 - 01:18 AM.


#6 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:12 AM

Hi bluto, yep all of that stuff is kind of like greek to me too, so if you want to know which spyware removal tools "Not To Trust" then you should go to >>

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rouge anti-spyware.htm

and read up on all of the two hundred or so "Bad SpyWare Removal Programs", shoot lots of those are outright crooks who will load you down with spyware and then charge you to clean it out for you.

Bye Wendy
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Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:43 AM

Please observe the red
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Is this how they get paid ?
the reason for this thread.Their confusseing.

Those are commercial ads from Google.

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:46 AM

Here are some of the good anti-spyware, anti-malware programs:

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
Zone Alarm SE: http://www.zonealarm.com/
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware (you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Avast Anti-virus freeware
http://www.komando.com/bestshareware.asp


Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.


CWShredder from InterMute
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Cost: Free
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshr...r_download.html

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware
http://216.180.233.162/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe or
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html


Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Panda Activescan (IE only)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
online trojan scans here -
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan

Winsock XP Fix
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html

How to submit a Hijack This log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-post-a-hijackthis-log/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s_Log-t956.html

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...s/mbsahome.mspx

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:30 PM

Hi, hey Enthusiast thats a lot of really good information there. Having said that I want to point to something that you recommended >>

Here are some of the good anti-spyware, anti-malware programs:

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
Zone Alarm SE: http://www.zonealarm.com/ <<

OK, here I would want to add a word of caution to anyone who takes this advice and downloads that Zone Alarm Program.

I have it on my PC, and I think that it works good, however, while I do believe that Zone Alarm is a "Good Free Firewall", I want to give everyone a red letter warning about them = "NEVER ACCEPT A FREE AD-WARE OR SPY-WARE SCAN FROM THEM!"

For whatever un-godly reason, if you do they will ship you over to a well known bunch of crooks, known as "PEST PATROL" and those rats will load you down with stuff that is hell to get rid of, unless you buy the product that "Pest Patrol" is selling. Go to spywarewarrior.com to check out "Pest Patrol", they are on the "Rotten Guy List".

Zone Alarm did that to me so I am just passing on what I know from personal experience. I am still fighting to clean all of their trash out of my PC.

Thanks for listening, Bye. Wendy
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Posted 11 July 2005 - 07:05 PM

Weny check out pest patrols official site. I googled them and couclnt find any bad reviews or removal information for their program. Either no one has ever had the same problem...........or you ahd an encounter with something else.

Pest Patrol

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 07:15 PM

I have it on my PC, and I think that it works good, however, while I do believe that Zone Alarm is a "Good Free Firewall", I want to give everyone a red letter warning about them = "NEVER ACCEPT A FREE AD-WARE OR SPY-WARE SCAN FROM THEM!"

For whatever un-godly reason, if you do they will ship you over to a well known bunch of crooks, known as "PEST PATROL" and those rats will load you down with stuff that is hell to get rid of, unless you buy the product that "Pest Patrol" is selling. Go to spywarewarrior.com to check out "Pest Patrol", they are on the "Rotten Guy List".

Zone Alarm did that to me so I am just passing on what I know from personal experience. I am still fighting to clean all of their trash out of my PC.

Thanks for listening, Bye. Wendy

ZoneAlarm is recommended very highly by Bleeping Computer. And it would never "ship you over well known bunch of crooks". As you put it. There is/was something obviously going on with your computer. I have read you other posts. You seem to be having a lot of trouble. But it is not ZoneAlarm's fault.

And I do not find any instance of "Pest Patrol" being on any "Rotten Guy" list.
This list by Eric Howes has been updated as recently as of yesterday.
Spyware Warrior_Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products_Eric Howes

Edit: Could you link to where you found that "Rotten Guy" information?

Edited by Scarlett, 11 July 2005 - 08:29 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:15 PM

Hi Scarlett *hangs head in shame* OK about "Pest Patrol" being on the "Rotten Guy" list, I will admit that I might have misread something, as I just went back looking and I did not find it there.

But while I was there I did click on link to "Pest Patrol", and the page that opened looked exactly like the one that Zone Alarm had sent me to when I got loaded down with bugs.

People can do as they see fit, but I won't be accepting anything from them again.

Shucks if you want to you can remove their name from my post, I won't mind, however, that won't change my opinion of them because they stuck me, not once, but twice, and when they stuck me the second time it hurt, and I am still trying to recover from all of the ill effects.

Bye Wendy
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