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Aurora and FunWebProducts [RESOLVED]


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Hey Roberto

Yes I went just last week and got to watch 5 cars race ;) :tazz: because of the tire problem

Any ways that scan turned up nothing but what Norton has in quarantine which is harmless but you should delete all of that sometime.

how Is your computer running
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Hello loophole!

What a bad luck with the race... I'd have thrown a beer can on the track... ;)

The computer is working fine, despite the presence of the Need2find. The only problem is that I'm not being able to activate the windows firewall in the windows security center. I thought that was because of aurora, but now that aurora is gonne it must be something else. Anyway, the system is ok overall.

Thanks again and better luck next time in the GrandPrix. :tazz:
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Is the option to turn the firewall on or off Greyed out? (not able to change it from off)
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No. It's red. The security centre advises me to activate the firewall, but when I try to do so it takes a few seconds until I get the message that it was not possible to activate the firewall. :tazz: The option is available but the security centre just can't manage to do it.
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Hey Roberto_SP :tazz:

Well that seems to be a problem with the SP2 install that is out of my area but I wouldn't recommend using that firewall any way as it's not very good. these are 2 good firewalls that are free Sygate and Zonealarm I prefer Sygate Does your norton have a firewall?
just so you know you should not have 2 firewalls running at the same time
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Hey loophole!

Sygate is already installed. I guess everything is fine now. Thanks a lot for all your help. :tazz:
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No problem :tazz:

your system is clean ;)

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.
Prevention Programs:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • IE/Spyad <= 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 coputer 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.
Other necessary Programs:
  • AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a free version like AVG or Anti-Vir, or a shareware version like Norton or Kapersky, this is a must have.
  • Firewall<= A firewall is definatley a must have. Two good free versions are Sygate and ZoneLabs.
  • More Secure Browser<= Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser. There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend Firefox, however Opera and SlimBrowsers are good as well.
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.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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