Alright, I'm fed up! I need some knowledge here! [RESOLVED
Posted 07 July 2005 - 01:12 PM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 01:39 PM
If Norton is old or about to run out, I recommend removing it and replacing it with AVG. It's free and it works great!
Congratulations your log is clean! Great job on the clean up
I recommend checking the http://www.microsoft.com website periodically for critical updates to install.
Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:
Detect and Remove Programs:
- How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, 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, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
- Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
- Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
- MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known 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
- Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:26 PM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 08:14 PM
However, I still highly recommend the MVP HOSTS and the Google Toolbar. You definitely need to block pop-ups to help prevent spyware. And you definitely need a real-time protection program to prevent spyware (in addition to SpywareBlaster) rather than just programs just to remove it once you get it - which is what Spywareguard is for.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:29 PM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:02 PM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:03 PM
Posted 09 July 2005 - 12:45 AM
Spyware Blaster you just open it click "enable all protection" and it never has to be run - you might open it every once in a while to make sure nothing has unchecked itself (in which case you would just click "enable all protection" again), and to check for updates (just click the "updates" button then click "check for updates"). Spywareguard you just leave running in the background, You should open this every once in a while to check for updates as well. Other than that you're good to go!
You might go ahead and check updates for Spyware Blaster because some just became available. Also, a note, after you download updates for Spyware Blaster you will need to click "enable all protection" again so that it protects against the new items it just added to the database.
These are 2 excellent programs that I use myself along with the Google toolbar
Posted 10 July 2005 - 11:18 PM
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Posted 10 July 2005 - 11:43 PM
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