Windows 98 what other protections?
Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:26 AM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:20 AM
Detect and Remove Programs:
How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware
here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
How to use Spybot to remove Spyware
If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer,
Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
MVPS Hosts file <=
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
Other necessary Programs:
An AntiVirus program is a must!
Whether it is a free version like
Anti-Vir, or a shareware version like Kapersky, this is a must have.
A FIREWALL is a must have.
Two good free versions are
Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser. There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend Firefox
And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place? and Spyware Aid's spyware article:
Spyware, Adware, Malware: What it is
how it got on my computer, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:10 PM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:41 PM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:13 AM
Also, I got an Illegal procedure after all this, saying "Kernel 32 caused an invalid page fault". Is this anything to be concerned about? Whenever I try to go to GeeksToGo from my Favorites, it tells me Windows cannot go there and the page will close, which it does. Then I retype the URL and I get there. Strange.
Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:48 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:44 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:23 AM
get these add on's for firefox
fasterfox will tweak all the settings to make firefox faster...
ie tab...in case you hit a site that does not display properly in firefox...(RARE)
adblock plus gets rid of ad's..
macafee's site advisor...lets you know if any site your visiting is good or bad..
tab mix plus...gives you a big range of options on how things like searches..history ..links are opened..I set mine so everything opens in a new tab AND the focus is on that tab...that means when I click on a link I'm looking at that page...you may want yours to open a new window or even open it in the page your on...you have to figure out what you want it to do but it onlts takes seconds to change it ...so play around until you get the way you want it..
these are basic extensions but there are tons of extensions or add ons you can try...
just google firefox add on's ...
Edited by happyrck, 05 April 2007 - 10:47 AM.
Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:57 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:03 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:15 AM
can't help you with outlook as I don't use or recommend it..I recommend web based E-mail like Gmail or yahoo mail..
reasons being you can be anywhere in the world and get your mail..and they are stored on their servers and not your computer and any crash you experience does not effect your mail..ask someone whose hard drive died and they lost all kinds of data...of course backing up will mitigate this but in my experience no one does...not even clients that I send out regular emails reminding them to do it
Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:20 AM
you are 100% correct on OE, I lost everything a few weeks back. I find yahoo mail so slow tho, OE is much much faster
I do have Spybot on the Computer, now will get Spyware Blaster.
Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:15 PM
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