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#1 hfdsguy

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 08:18 AM

hi all, my name is keith 45/uk. after a visit to windows bbs site i was given links to improve security
http://temerc.com/hddncounttuts.html......

the ie-spyad was one of the sites, i think i installed the files ok because my resticted sites in options in now preety full.

but how do i keep it up to date, is there an up date site. if u guys can tell me how to use this programe effectiflly i would be gratefull

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:43 AM

IE-SpyAd is a great tool. There are programs that claim to autoupdate - but none of them have worked for me.

I'd suggest that you mark your calendar to visit the site periodically to update.

Also, another option is the MVPS Hosts file: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

It basically does the same thing as IE SpyAd - but does it through the HOSTS file rather than the Restricted Zone. And there are autoupdate utilities for it that work.

Edited by usasma, 15 October 2006 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:36 PM

it looks good but complicated

it talks about using user key or local key, sorry but this is all a biyt over my head maybe i need a litle explanation. if used do i delete the spyad plus i can not remember where the site was that i got the programe from
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:53 PM

IE SpyAd adds sites to the Restricted Zone in Internet Explorer.
MVPS Hosts file adds entries to your HOSTS file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc)

They can co-exist without problems.

When you download the MVPS Hosts file, it comes with a batch file that you can click on to load it into your HOSTS file (Download, extract the ZIP file, double click on the BAT file and you're done).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




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