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Advice on pop up/spyware etc programs


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#1 paulaboo

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:07 PM

I am looking for some advice on the "better" solutions to solve spyware and pop ups and such.

I have just reformated my computer, today - I am wanting to install some, but I want to see what everyone's opinions are on the better ones...out there...to download. I have used various programs, some i like, some i don't - and would rather have the "better ones".

Any suggestions. Thanks
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:20 PM

Are you using these basic programs?
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Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
SpywareBlaster
SpywareGuard

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to
keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:23 PM

Ok the best I know of and are used the most are:


Adaware SE (free updates free program!)
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910...page&tag=button

And Spybot S&D(free program free updates)
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

You will need both of these! I use them and so do thousands of safe pc owners.

Hope it helps!Update right before running

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 09 November 2004 - 06:27 PM.


#4 paulaboo

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:28 PM

Adware Se and Spybot S &D, I used...I have them downloaded.

Now about about the other programs that were mentioned, some of those i haven't heard of - should I download them too or am i ok, with the two mentioned above? - I want something for pop ups too - cuz they are SO annoying!

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:34 PM

If you get pop ups your infected probably with spyware. Like gain......
Do you have HJT(hijackthis) or need instructions on downloading it?

If you need a pop up blocker that will get rid of them try using google toolbar
http://toolbar.google.com
or this pop up blocker I have used in the past......
http://www.panicware.com/popupstopper-popu...?hop=suresh1990

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 10:02 PM

Avoid Popups by using a different browser: Firefox comes to mind.

Using Ad-awareSE and Sypbot S&D should get almost all spyware programs; running more than those two seems not to be worth the trouble of updating and remembering to use several more applications that may or may not catch anything the other two miss. Remember, the definition of what constitutes spyware can be quite nebulous,so it may vary between company and company; thus, what you get with additional applications would most likely be "fringe" cases.
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 10:02 AM

Why didnt I think of that? I love firefox for that reason!! Thanks jgweed!

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 10:29 AM

I haven't gotten any pop up's as of yet.

I haven't ever used a "different" browser, aside from IE - how do u go about a new browser?

I have adwareSE, and spywareblaster installed. Should that be efficient?
I do have spyware s & d, shall I install that too?

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:36 PM

I have to agree that using Firefox is a better alternative:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
Click on Free Download
Save it to your desktop
Double click the icon and follow the directions to install
When its done you will be given the option to "Start Firefox now"
Let it load up and surf :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 04:48 PM

Thanks Everyone who replied and gave me the help I needed! :flowers: Thanks.

I do have to say, I've been to many sites - regarding other issues and such - none are as fast and efficient, as I have found this place to be, with the quickness and such of the replies. :thumbsup: Thanks again!

This site, is gonna be staying where it be - in my favorites, becuz there is lots of reading and such to do, that's what i plan to do, keep on reading and well, if there is another problem, i know where to come..without searching to find a site, that won't answer anyways.. :trumpet:



Guess what, I have another question - Firewalls. I don't have one, I've been told a thousand times to use one. I remember trying on a few years back and nothing worked on my computer afterh that, until I uninstalled. Since than, I haven't tried. I know there are some goods ones out there, hopfully easy to use and don't interfer too much. Any suggestions on a good one... ?

Paula

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 05:15 PM

There are several good FREE firewalls; I use and recommend Sygate Personal Firewall. It is fairly easy to use, has good logs, and a backtrace and "whois" function. You can also manage permissions at the application level.
Firewalls are like little puppies, you have to teach them what is allowed and what is not. In the beginning, you will, no matter what firewall you are using, get a lot of permission popups; you can have your FW remember your decision and not bother you again about the particular item, or if you are unsure, you can accept and then have it ask the next time, too. When in doubt, block it and see what happens.
Before using the firewall, carefully read the HELP section included with it, so you understand what it does, how it works, and how to "teach" it.
Cheers,
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Edited by jgweed, 10 November 2004 - 05:17 PM.

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