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Old 01-19-2004, 11:31 PM   #16
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I don't like those sites that say they will scan your pc then fix your problems. There is just no way to be sure what else they do while performing the scan. That is why use Adaware, I can make it so it only gets access while I'm doing an update. I use Spybot-Search and Destroy aswell, for that same reason. The 2 of them together keep things pretty clean. Then, every now and then you do a virus scan. PC health, it isn't that hard.
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Old 01-20-2004, 03:54 AM   #17
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I use Ad-aware, Spybot and a little common sense (I also reconfigured my IE so it doesn't just accept the **** that some sites tell my computer to download).

The only time I've had real issues with my computer were the time I had 2 firewalls running on my PC and networking issues. I'm relatively confident that my computer is clean of viruses and spyware.
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Old 01-20-2004, 04:12 AM   #18
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Use hijackthis and post the log on that forum and see what you find.
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Old 01-20-2004, 04:19 AM   #19
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^ u talkin' to me Alucard?
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Old 01-20-2004, 09:15 AM   #20
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Yeah. But its also directed to anyone reading it. You may not find spyware stuff that you know of either. Like my logitech camera software actually has some little thing installed also that they told me to delete. Same as Creative, they have crap in their sound drivers. Worth putting yuor log up there and seeing whats running on your system.
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:47 AM   #21
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hmm.. I decided to make this one sticky since alot of people generally have computer issues. It definately will come in handy.
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Old 03-08-2004, 05:06 AM   #22
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Thanx Alucard. You're an all-star.


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Old 03-13-2004, 11:17 AM   #23
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www.cexx.org is another cool site with helpful people when it comes to getting rid of scumware.

It's always good to have multiple links to these kinds of sites, because they've been hacked by scumware and shut down before.
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:19 AM   #24
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Heres some good Info. If any of you are ever building a computer, the first thing you MUST do when you put on your operating system and first connect to the internet, is d/l and install windows updates. Do this before you install any drivers or any programs. When I build my computer a while ago, I got that damn blaster virus with the whole RPC thing within minutes of connecting to the net. Now that doesnt mean I opened IE, just that my DSL modem was connected to my computer. At first I thought it was a freak chance of bad luck. But I just built a comptuer for a friend, and within literally 5 minutes I got the RPC shutdown in 60 sec. message. So I guess this virus and others are forever floating on the net. Its just ridiculous that every computer is vulnerable the first second it connects to the net.

And now I hear there is a version of the blaster virus that doesnt respond the the patch, or previous removal utilites.:annoyed:
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:02 PM   #25
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The best spyware and adware searcher and destroyer is Spybot: Search and Destroy . It is the best, and it's free.

As for the Homepage related problem. This is typically do to something you installed on your computer. Don't breeze threw installations. Most of the time, after a couple of "Next" clicks, there will be a page telling you "do you want to set your Homepage to "www.whatever.com"? This is already checked for you, you have to uncheck it. But since you breezed threw the installation wizard, you didn't. Theres also a very widespread and gay program out there called "Gator". It is an adware program, but does the job as a spyware. This comes along with a lot of "Freeware" and "Shareware". And in the installation of the program you downloaded it asks you "Do you accept these terms and agreements?? But you didn't look so you?re fucked. "Gator" is one of the most stubborn programs to get rid of. Improbable for you to get it out 100% of your system, without reformatting.

Now, downloading programs isn't the only way people can mess around with your Favorites and Homepage. If you roam around the internet, especially porn, hack, patch, and/or keygen related websites, you will find tons of "Security Warnings". Never "say" yes to these, unless it something you know needs to be installed, such as "QuickTime", "Macromedia", or "Microsoft". After you "say" yes they can practically do whatever they wish.

To fix the Homepage related problem is very easy.

1. In IE go to the "Tools" menu on the top.

2. From the menu choose ?Internet Options..."

3. In the "General" tab change your homepage link to something you would like. (Such as this forum if you live here, Google, or your e-mail account homepage.)

You can also "Use Blank" if you have dial-up. This will save you the time of waiting for the first page you load up so then you can type an address. Very simple. Everyone should know this but for those who don't... You?re Welcome?

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Old 09-08-2004, 06:29 PM   #26
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And for the lazy people..

AD_KILLER SOFTWARE

spybot homepage http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
adaware homepage http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

ANTI_VIRUS

antivir homepage http://www.free-av.com/
Avast homepage [url]http://www.avast.com/[url]

WEB BROWSER

Mozilla firefox homepage http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
opera homepage http://www.opera.com/

FIREWALL

sygage personal firewall homepage http://www.sygate.com/

damn something is wrong it aint saving the changes i`v been making
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Old 10-27-2004, 06:51 PM   #27
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Am I the only one getting way too many pop ups and trojan horses recently. I?m just browsing this site and I get a crap load. My popup blocker isn?t working well.

I might have spywere...
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:18 PM   #28
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If you wanna keep your PC clean and safe get AVG(virus scanner, freeware and better then the commercial ones), Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy.
update all of them every time updates are available and also update windows.
also you should defrag your computer very often, which will make your computer run alot more faster.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:51 PM   #29
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i use a mac
have fun with your worms, trojans and viruses
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:41 PM   #30
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i use a mac
have fun with your worms, trojans and viruses
If Mac's ever become as dominant as pc is right now, you will also get worms, trojans and viruses.
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