About Adware, Spyware and Scumware warning! Page 4
|December 9th, 2004||#31|
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Alexa toolbar is considered a Spyware ...................and your AD-Aware or Spyware will report it and remove it on scanning................it is reported as collecting Information about your Surfing habits and reporting this to a host site.................actually your Surfing habits is a invaluale data to Advertise they than Bombard you with relevent advertisements............Advertisers are getting Smarter day by day ..
Alexa Refuses these claims and say they don't pass on this information to anybody....................Actually the Sher amount of Information it collects about surfing habits scare a few people
Most of th Spyware Removal programs Admit that Alexa have stopped Spying on people ....but they remove it on precaunary measures
I would personally recommend Use Yahoo ToolBar or Google Toolbar Instead............. They have Inbulit Pop-up-Blocker and easy Search option .................It's a very thin line Alexa is walking on and the temptation to cross the line is huge for them.................and looking at their past record emmm no very hard to trust them
In short Programs like Alexa are considered malware because the information they collect can be easily Misused by them ...............and they have been known to Mis-use it in the past ...............they might not be doing it today .............but because tthey have done it in the past tey might do it in the future
|December 9th, 2004||#32|
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I use the google toolbar all the time, but I like the suggested sites on the Alexa bar, so I turn it on from time to time to find related sites, and I'm not too worried about the "spyware" in there..
|January 7th, 2005||#34|
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I edited your post a bit, it said yrl not url, so the link didn't work...
I tried Giant antispyware a while ago, it worked great, but I found it to be a bit too paranoid about harmless cookies and pop-ups...
But I'll guess I can give this one a try as well soon anyway..
|January 7th, 2005||#35|
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Thanx Redleg ,
it's a Beta verson so it is Bound to be Buggy .............i would'nt suggest New Users (new to Computers) Give it a Try just yet.
But i am Impressed MIcrosoft has really Worked a bit on this ..............Good Install , Decent Interface, and easy to use and Configure interface...................Doesn't look/feel like a beta at all
-It comes with real-time protection
-The scan results are extremely detailed
But it's giving me too many False Positives .............Microsoft has a few Things to sort out sitll in this ................eg it Picked up WinPCap as a Spyware
And this wouldn't work on windows 9X ............minimum Windows 2000 or Above........waaaa Microsoft is Stopping giving support to Windows 98 users waaaaa
All in all Promises a great deal..............wonder what will be it's Price when it is finally relelased.
|March 23rd, 2005||#37|
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I've been requested pr PM to make this one a Sticky, so here we go..
A lot of usefull info in here..
You can also visit www.spyber.com for a quick spy/adware scan, and find many good and free internet security resources.
Feel free to contribute in this thread if you know of any other usefull resources or tips.
|March 30th, 2005||#39|
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iv had some probs with my computer recently, adware bs type stuff and the usual programs weren't doing anything. i ran spybot, i ran adaware, i ran norton, nothing got rid of this insidious little program so started searching around for forums where someone could give me a hand and i came across Bleeping Computer: Computer Help and Spyware Removal they were ace, what you do is download "hijackthis" ( a VERY good program, tells you whats running on your computer and whats downloaded itself etc) and then post a log of the results of the scan on thier forum. then one of their mods will come and give you the steps you need to get rid of whatever is ailing you.
and they do a damn good job, i dont know how they know what they do, or how they know how to fix stuff but im glad they do, i cannot reccommend this forum highly enough if you have something on your computer
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Author: Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith
Source: Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, Aug. 4, 1914
|March 30th, 2005||#40|
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You can also go to www.spyber.com and download hijackthis there.
I've also added a link to a great (and free) automated hijackthis log file analyzer at the bottom there..
Hijackthis is a great program, but it's not a good idea to delete anything unless you're 100% sure what you're doing..
You can also post your spy/adware problems in this part of the forum, there are a few members here (me included) that knows a thing or two about removing pests like that..