Adware, Spyware and Scumware warning! - Page 6




 
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February 25th, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
Hi,


**SwordFish Points People towards his Signature
It's actully one of the better signatures I've seen..
You should add a firewall and Spybot there as well, and it would be pretty much be a complete free security package..
February 25th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
It's actully one of the better signatures I've seen..
You should add a firewall and Spybot there as well, and it would be pretty much be a complete free security package..
I don't want to get into a Debate But , I don't recomment a Firewall for Ordinary home Users .....( we had many flame wars on the Issue at antionline about issue and the threads streched to hundred of pages )...... and i have a Issue with Spybot , Even after my repeted Telling them about Bugs they failed to give a responce and the bugs were even present in the furthur releases .......... they did nothign about them .


Peace
-=SF_13=-
February 25th, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
and i have a Issue with Spybot , Even after my repeted Telling them about Bugs they failed to give a responce and the bugs were even present in the furthur releases .......... they did nothign about them
Hm, that's not good..
I use Ad-aware, Spybot, MS-antispyware and Hijackthis when I "de-bug" computers for friends..
None of them manages to get everything, but together (used one at the time...) they seem to clean most of the crap away..


And I kind of agree with you on the firewall...
At least you need to know what you're doing with it, and never use more than one at a time (many people actually do that...)..
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February 26th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Quote:
And I kind of agree with you on the firewall...
At least you need to know what you're doing with it, and never use more than one at a time (many people actually do that...)..
Ya people can never properly Configure them , No updates , Nothign and then it becomes one more Software with Bugs and Security Holes to attack to ......... It dosen't serve any purpose.

Hijackthis yet Another Tool Not for Novice Users ....... My Signature is For Ordinary Novice uses ............ It has all they Need for their PC security .

Stop Using Crap IE and Autometacally the Adwares , Spyware and Browser Hijack problem resolved to a great extent.

One Spyware Remover i like AD-Aware Better than anyone else...... Yes it dosen't remove all of them But still .

AVG Free Edition Is the best Antivirus at that Price .......... Try beating that price tag $0.0


And I prefer Housecall Online Scan to Anyother Antivirus Scan ...... Only Problem you have to be Online to get that ........... But it has Found More things than any other AV for me.


Peace
-=SF_13=-
February 26th, 2006  
KC72
 
 
is avast any good?
February 26th, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
...... Only Problem you have to be Online to get that ........... But it has Found More things than any other AV for me.
staying online is probably the single biggest security risk of them all..
So in order to be as close to 100% secure as possible it's probably best to move to a remote location without any phone and broadband lines at all..
February 28th, 2006  
Locke
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
You should download and update the programs, then restart windows in safe-mode before you run the programs.
And don't run them both at once, that will crash the PC.

Hijackthis is also great for removing running spy/adware programs.
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/
Can us this online tool to analyze the logfiles, but don't delete anything unless you're 100% sure what you're doing..
http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php
yeah cheers
im "getting" their computer next week for a couple of days to try and fix it all.

my planned attack:
(dont have computer connecter to internet, im downloading all relevant updates onto USBkey from my computer then installing them)
Windows - Disk Cleanup
Windows - Disk Defragmenter
AVG AntiVirus
Spybot S&D
Adaware
Norton - Speed Disk
Norton - Disk Doctor
Norton - Windows Doctor
Hijackthis

i have used this forum in the past, what you do is post the HJT log and they advise you as to what you should get rid of and the steps necessary to do this. its a great forum

its probably overkill but that should fix everything up short of formatting the hard drive
April 16th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Hey Locke how did it go in the end?
April 20th, 2006  
fronzz
 
 
Is spy-doctor for windows any good or is it a virus?
May 2nd, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Damn damn damn, I have picked up a very hateful adware programme that lavasoft's adaware is not getting rid of. I am running Mozilla and even have the Adblock add-on... I am still getting hammered with windows opening for all kinds of crap from real estate to ipod crap.

HELP!!?