Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Smiley Central


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
Simple question. Does Smiley Central have ad/spyware in it ??
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Yarnouth

Yarnouth

    Visiting Staff

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 508 posts
Hi Cranky. I've looked into this before and found it's bundled with stuff you don't want. Check this thread for more:
http://www.geekstogo...l=smileycentral
  • 0

#3
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
Thanks for the info. I thought it was bad, I Tried telling my sister that but she wont listen she likes it to much. If I knew of a good info page on how bad it was I would send it to her.
Thanks Cranky !!!
  • 0

#4
queu0

queu0

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
I wander wot she would be like if she new :tazz: ;)
  • 0

#5
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
I have told her to download and run all of these, plus the online scans. She says she will but each time I ask her she says (I havent yet) so she probably wont.
I told her to come here and post a hjt but Im not going to hold my breath. I told
her not to come crying to me if (when) her computer crashes.
You can only tell people so many times. You get tired of them not hearing you.
Cranky !!! :tazz:



http://www.safer-net...load/index.html
Spybob S&D

http://www.javacools...areblaster.html
Spywareblaster

http://www.lavasoftu...pport/download/
Ad-Aware

http://www.emsisoft..../software/free/
A2 Trojan Scanner

http://free.grisoft....eweb.php/doc/2/
AVG AntiVirus

http://www.webroot.c...cts/spysweeper/


http://security.nort...id=ie&venid=sym

Online Virus Scan

http://housecall.tre.../start_corp.asp

Online Virus Scan

http://www.windowsec.../trojanscan.asp

Online Virus Scan

http://www.pandasoft...ivescan-com.asp
  • 0

#6
don77

don77

    Malware Expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 18,526 posts
Hi Cranky,
Just send her to this Topic
Very good for showing a user how to set up and run the above programs,
will save you time in explaining,
I know how you feel, Get the old runs fine not to worry then one day!!!!
  • 0

#7
Eric Melech

Eric Melech

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
If she won't get rid of SmileyCentral, tell her about this site:

www.mysmilies.com

She might not mind dumping SmileyCentral then :tazz:
  • 0

#8
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
Well I sent the forum link and the smiley link to her, weather she uses either one is up to her. She might use the smileys because it dont take that long. If she comes on here I will see her post. I would do it for her but she lives to far away.
Thanks Cranky !!! :tazz:
  • 0

#9
Lusi

Lusi

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
I feel your pain cranky, I have sisters who are the same way. They do the same thing over and over so that when I get their puters clean it isn't too long before they are calling me whining that things are not running "right" again. *sigh* Lucky for them I am close enough to help them out. You can talk til your blue in the face but if they are not going to listen...of course I need to quit talking (and fixing) , maybe they would learn a lesson when they don't have a smooth running puter any longer. :tazz:
  • 0

#10
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
Well it happened, My sisters computer crashed. I got an e mail from her and all she said is that her computer has crashed. I dont know why. She probably didnt use any of the links that I sent her. (In my above post). I told her that would happen.
You cant tell some people. They just get on there computer and go anywhere and do not have enough protection (If any) and also dont run any checks with any anti spyware that they could be using. (even if it is free). They dont have time.
Well now she has plenty of time. They dont realize that there infected computer could infect other computers and on and on and on..
Sorry Just ranting.
Thanks Cranky !!! :tazz:
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
Guest_jake6535_*

Guest_jake6535_*
  • Guest
Is emomail spyware too?

Edited by jake6535, 30 April 2005 - 10:50 AM.

  • 0

#12
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
What Is emomail? :tazz:
  • 0

#13
Guest_jake6535_*

Guest_jake6535_*
  • Guest
maxplugs.com sends you right to it. That's what I like to use. Sorta like SmileyCentral.

What Is emomail?    :tazz:

View Post


  • 0

#14
Cranky

Cranky

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 131 posts
As far as I can see it looks ok. Maybe someone else knows more about it than I do. If you have it on your computer and have run AntiVirus,Trojan,spyware scans and are free of them I would say it is probably safe. Open up the directory where it is stored and run scans on it. But like I said maybe someone else knows more about it. I would be interested in finding out more about it myself. I know smiley central is bad and so is incredimail.
Cranky !!!
  • 0

#15
Guest_jake6535_*

Guest_jake6535_*
  • Guest

As far as I can see it looks ok. Maybe someone else knows more about it than I do.  If you have it on your computer and have run AntiVirus,Trojan,spyware scans and are free of them I would say it is probably safe. Open up the directory where it is stored and run scans on it.  But like I said maybe someone else knows more about it. I would be interested in finding out more about it  myself. I know smiley central is bad and so is incredimail.
                                        Cranky !!!

View Post


Oh no! I used to use Incredimail and haven't uninsatlled it!!!!
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP