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Block those sites, how?

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#1 Tob


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Posted 07 December 2004 - 12:16 AM

Hi, all! How can I block those vicious sites? I often unconsciously entered some dangerous sites.
Thanks for your advice!

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 07 December 2004 - 01:00 AM

Are you using these basic programs?
aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D-Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard-A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

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.

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Make sure to keep your antivirus updated, also.
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Posted 07 December 2004 - 01:22 AM

It is difficult to block any potential problem site before you use it. The best you can to is to keep your browser security settings as high as reasonable, and sit behind a good firewall and an updated AV. Having the adware programs suggested above is also a very good idea, keeping them updated and running them on a regular basis. Additionally, be aware of what you download---a little google research about it is a good idea---and what attachments you open or links you click on with Emails.
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Posted 07 December 2004 - 02:31 AM

In Spybot S&D add the host file available in advanced mode. TOOLS
In SpywareBlaster keep it updated for both IE & FF. It'll block over 3,000 bad activeX or Java applets for you. It does it without even running as a system resource hawgg, too.
In Internet Explorer you're taking more chances than if you use Firefox since it's vulnerabilities aren't exploited as much
In Spybot S&D use resident protection. If a bad site doesn't want to slip a virus into your PC, that doesn't mean it won't try to change your system settings to accomodate it's desires. TeaTimer alerts you to ALL registry changes before they are allowed by you to occur. I've caught a few slick operators with it. Anti-virus is just anti-virus
In downloading files, both Spybot S&D and AVG (or others, too) give you pre-scanning options to employ before you open any file. Anti-virus scanning available by right-clicking ANY file, anytime. (automatic scanning whenever the anti-virus program is running) Using both gives you an edge over simply checking for viruses. Again, use advanced mode, SETTINGS/Directories to include anti-malware scanning in Spybot S&D 1.3.

Your best defense is always goin' be updates, updates, updates. period.

Finally, the point I'm still weak in...understand the way your firewall behaves and learn how to set it for your particular needs. :thumbsup:

BTW, thank you COMPLET... good link & good point, too. :flowers:

Edited by phawgg, 07 December 2004 - 02:35 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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