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Excal

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Your welcome ;)

Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:

Ensure you rehide your “hidden files and folders” back to the way they were.

Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE

Spybot S&D


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4

Spywareguard

IE/Spyad


A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:

Sygate

Kerio

ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox

Opera

This site is a great source for tightening up security on Internet Explorer settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided.
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michelle s

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Thanks for the info. I will definitely look into this. I was wondering how I got all this stuff when I had anti virus, spyware and adware installed on my computer.
Thanks alot!!
Michelle S
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Hi Michelle,

there is a variety of diffent ways. A few of the many ways are surfing the net, open an email, or downloading what appears to be a innocent program. Unfourtantly they come up with bad stuff every day. So the antivirus can't pick up the new stuff. Thats why its important to keep all your antispyware programs up to date with the current definitions.
This is a great thread by tony klein to read, called "so how did i get infected), you should take a look.
http://forums.net-in...?showtopic=3051


Your Welcome alot ;)

:tazz:

Excal

Edited by Excal, 24 June 2005 - 08:24 AM.

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Hi!

Thanks for the info. I really appreciate all the help you have given me.

Michelle S
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Really was my pleasure :tazz:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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