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Thrud
04-28-2003, 03:42 AM
I have tried out a Active X Spyware protection system to go along with "SpyBot - Search & Detstroy".

This one is called "SpywareBlaster v.2.5.3" http://www.wilderssecurity.com/ & http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html and is free. The wilder security site has some security forums that you may find interesting.

yf
04-28-2003, 04:09 AM
Thanks!

Oso
04-28-2003, 08:51 AM
That other one found more than I expected, (although less than some have found, firewalls must work).

Thanks for the lead!

Thrud
04-30-2003, 01:10 AM
I had to go to my Accountants last night for an emergency repair to her computer - as tax deadline is Wednsday Midnight. Great, I should have mine done in July or so...again. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

I installed it and ran it on her computer - she had about 200 and some nasty memory based ones - which SpywareBlaster hunted down and killed after a reboot and before winblows start-up. Damn that thing is well written!

Don't forget to check for updates and re-immunize often.

thistle
04-30-2003, 07:57 PM
i was knocking around with nothing better to do so downloaded the spyware blaster and was horrified to find 334 bits of spyware on my fairly new computer .
im fairly computer illiterate and just had no clue that kind of stuff ended up on the computer .

does any one have any insight as to protect ones computer?

if any one is reading this go and down load that file and see the junk squirrled away on it.

thistle
04-30-2003, 07:59 PM
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if any one is reading this go and down load that file and see the junk squirrled away on it. [/B][/QUOTE]

the last bit should read squirrled away on your computer

Oso
05-01-2003, 12:01 AM
Well, it found exactly five (5) nasties on mine, and some of those were "legitimate",i.e. not external, but part of MicroScrunch programs.

Don't want more?

Use a firewall.
Get an antivirus program.
Set your permissions to "dang near nothing is allowed unless I say so".
Don't download "updates".
Don't visit porn sites.
Clear out the "cookies" of all but the legitimate ones you want regularly.
Periodically erase all "temp" files
Clear your "history" and "stored pages" regularly

And, of course,

Don't open email you didn't expect.
Don't open attachments you didn't expect.
Turn off the "preview pane" if you use Outlook express.
Possibly don't use Outlook express.

Finally,

don't keep your financial info on the internet computer. get a cheapo computer for the internet only.

Some of the above are not essential, but they tend to keep you thinking the right way