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#1 dlurian

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:14 AM

How do i permanently remove it?

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:42 AM

Have you got rid of it already? If so, and you want to secure your system, read this:

Enable restore points
Turn ON System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • Un-Check Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply
  • ClickOK.
{Update with SP2}
Visit Windows Update and follow the onscreen instructions to download and install SP2.
This is a time consuming process, even with a fast connection. If you use a dial-up connection you should consider getting a FREE copy
directly from Microsoft or get a friend with a fast connection to burn a copy of the upgrade to CD for you.

Update the OS regularly

Set up system to ensure a regular update of the Operating System.

Manually:

Visit Windows Update on a weekly/fortnightly REGULAR basis.

Automatically:
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click on Automatic Updates
  • Check the option of choice (I use Automatic (Recommended)). If you use dial-up I would recommend using the
    Notify Me option so that you can download when you can afford the time and bandwidth overheads.
  • Select the Day/Time of choice
  • Click Apply
  • Click OK


Secure your web browser
  • Open Internet Explorer and click on the Tools menu and then click on
    Options.
  • Click onSecurity
  • Click the Internet icon
  • Click onCustom Level.
  • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
  • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
  • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
  • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
  • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
  • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
  • Change the Allow paste operations via script to Disable
  • Click on OK
  • Save (if asked).
  • Click on Apply button
  • Click on OK

Alternatively you could use another browser such as
Mozilla Firefox
Opera or
Netscape


Get Some Protection
The following programs are useful in the fight against Malware. Best of all, they're FREE.
Download and install any or all . Be warned though ---- Unless you keep them regularly updated you are living with a false
sense of security.
  • Ad-Aware SE - This is a
    program that scans for and removes known spyware from your machine.
  • Spybot Search &
    Destroy
    -Similar to Ad-Aware but more configurable and incorporates Teatime, a memory resident utility that protects the system
    registry. I recommend use both of these in tandem.
  • Spyware Blaster -
    Prevents the addition of ActiveX Controls on your machines by
    isolating the system registry.
  • IE_Spyad - Uses the inbuilt IE restriction policy to stop your browser
    from opening web pages in a much enhanced list of undesirable addresses.
    Tutorial
A good antiviral program is essential.AVG is one of the better known, and trusted, antivirals.

And Finally.........Lock the door with a Firewall . XP comes with its own simple firewall but I prefer to substitute it with
ZoneAlarm.
Remember, Paranoia is a state of mind.
I mind who watches me.


David




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