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Greeneyes
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0 posted 03-24-2005 05:26 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes


I have tried House call, ad-ware, and I have an anti-spyware program installed but nothing is catching the spyware.....can any one suggest a good program that will clean this up? I do not want to have to reload...help..?

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I'm waitin in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
Theres nothing but the rain
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1 posted 03-24-2005 05:51 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Have you also tried Spybot S&D and Spysweeper? One thing I've found is that Adaware, Spybot and Spysweeper compliment each other, catching things the others miss and vice versa.  I also use AVG from Grisoft.  Free, daily updates, and is very good at catching things as well.  I tend to go with freebies, although Spysweeper only has a 30 day trial, which should be more than long enough to get rid of a lot of nasties.

One system I cleaned for a lady from my SO's work had over 800 hits on Spybot, 700 hits on Adaware, 300 hits on Spysweep, and AVG had none.  I ran them in that order.
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2 posted 03-24-2005 06:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Alicat's da man to ask...

<i>thanks again bro</i> (I'm still too chicken to run them myself, but I'm drinking up the courage)

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3 posted 03-25-2005 12:00 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

in addition to spybot search and destroy also pick up spywareblaster -- it prevents spyware from getting anywhere near your PC... and enable the Teatimer option from spybot s&d -- it monitors any changes made to your registry and alerts you

I will say though -- somebody out there has some bad voodoo -- a cat in atlanta that I can't quite nail down keeps scanport attacking me -- makes it through two firewalls to my final McAfee... which says it's catching him -- but can't trace him.

(oh -- if you do use spyware blaster there will be some browser features that get turned off which can be annoying -- but not nearly as annoying as having your system hijacked)
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Spybot Search and Destroy has worked for me.  Good luck!
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5 posted 03-25-2005 01:39 AM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

Agreed Spybot S&D rocks,,,easy to use,,,,doesn't take all day, and seems to take care of alot of off the wall spyware....GL
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6 posted 03-25-2005 09:49 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I hear ya Reb.  Back when we were using dialup, we used ZoneAlarm and had a right bugger of a time even then.  ZA blocked just about all attempted access, including ShieldsUp, and I was able to use arin.net to find ISP's for notification.  Never did understand why someone wanted to hijack a very slow system on a slow dialup connection (at best, we could get 33.6 due to poor phone lines).  Still didn't help protect against malicious websites.  Since we got cable, I made sure to get a router from Linksys with a built-in NAT packet sniffing firewall.  Coupled with ZA, nothing gets through except things we welcome in, like malicious java code from websites...which AVG promptly quarantined.
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<font face="Comic Sans MS, Arial, Verdana" color="#000080" size="2">being what we are...

it is my belief that we (advertisers in this case) will completely destroy the internet.  We will not be able to go anywhere without being attacked so badly our computers will freeze every time.

*heavy sigh*  

now, Karen, where is that cuervo you mentioned in the other thread? </font><!signature-->

<font size="1" color="#000080">"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~</font>
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I seriously did not do that up there....

but it is a little creepy in an ironic sort of way...

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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9 posted 03-25-2005 10:03 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Um...the Tech Talk forums do not interpret html and ubb, so that coding examples can be shown in their entirety instead of the affect.  If you checked 'Show Signature', well, it's gonna look wonky, since the code is being shown, not the affect.
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10 posted 03-25-2005 12:56 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes



THANK YOU!!! .. that seemed to do the trick....lol I downloaded all of them.....I appreciate the help much...

~~*~~
I'm Standing on a bridge
I'm waitin in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
Theres nothing but the rain
~~**~~

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11 posted 03-25-2005 02:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*smile*

He <b>is</b> good, I tell ya.

He's not just another purty face--he's my tech support!
 
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