Posted 28 August 2005 - 05:41 PM
Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:08 PM
First things first, Internet Explorer is Crap with a capital C. If at all possible once we get you cleaned up please check out Firefox by Mozilla or Opera as a substitute for Internet explorer. As it states in my signature almost every exploit written is written for Internet Explorer. That said, you will need to go Here and follow the guide step by step. This guide will solve 70% of all issues with most peoples computers. Once you get to the part that says "reboot and test" if the pop ups have stopped thats great, if they are still "popping up" follow the directions in the next part of the guide dealing with Hi Jack this, follow the directions and post the Hi Jack This log in that forum. Once you post that log you will soon hear from an expert that will help you clean up your machine.
Once you have a clean bill of health from the malware experts I really do suggest using Opera or Firefox opposed to Internet Explorer, However if you want to risk further infections of your machine at the very least,
A. Keep your Anti-Virus (AV) Software up to date
B. Use the tools provided to you in that guide, and also use SpywareGuard and SpywareBlaster along with those tools.
C. Use a Firewall, Zonealarm is a decent one.
D. The GoogleBar is a pretty good Pop-Up blocker.
Personally, to me using Internet Explorer is not worth the risk. There are several threads in this forum dealing with Internet Explorer vs. Firefox, and Firefox wins hands down in every single thread. Whatever you do, Good Luck.
EDIT: You can find almost all the stuff I listed above down in my signature.
Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 28 August 2005 - 08:21 PM.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 08:36 AM
Do you have a source for this information....
As it states in my signature almost every exploit written is written for Internet Explorer.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:38 PM
http://searchsecurit...1060223,00.html (this is a very good article dealing with how IE doesnt really incorporate any built in security, and also the use of ActiveX which for the most part is a malware writers dream come true when it comes to writing malicious BHO's)
(read the section at the bottom of the page dealing with browser and email security.)
I also got it from THIS site form THIS sites experts, as a matter of fact the code written in my signature came directly from the old "canned speeches" section.
When it boils down to it, the use of a browser is so personal that it really just depends on personal choice and comfort. I am not comfortable using an insecure browser such as IE, it hasn't had a major update done to it in years, maybe IE 7 will be good. I don't think so though, as we all know 90% of all computers + or - basically run Windows, which was preinstalled and with that comes IE, so of course there will be more malware written to target it. I am not trying to say that Firefox or Opera are the answer to complete and total security, you would have to disconnect your machine from the net, enclose it in a 4 inch thick concrete box and then bury it 20 feet deep for it to be truly safe, but for the time being Firefox and Opera are much better security wise than IE.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:51 PM
Are you putting this much effort into your GeekU training as you are trying to bash IE....
Just some thoughts....
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