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#16 gjross74

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 05:23 PM

Ok kat....... like bunny said we are using Spybot Search and Destroy v1.3. It is awesome. I was using Ad-Aware 6.0 (like the Loupe) sorry but that program sucks compared to spybot s n d. EX: I ran ad-aware and then downloaded spybot, well ad-aware didn't show anything and then when i ran spybot, it came up with 113 files. So I am going to stick with Spybot, now.

Also kat, I downloaded "Windows Registry Repair Pro" I only downloaded the "scan only mode" but that is all you need, because once you have it, it will allow you to correct or delete any registry problems that are happening on your pc.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE WINDOW REGISTRY REPAIR PRO, TO EVERYONE!!!

It has helped with our pc, tons. :ph34r:
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 05:27 PM

where would i go to download it from gjross74? i have the spybot downloaded but it still didn't fix everything. i have a 2005 antivirus but i still have the problem on this computer.
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 06:38 PM

ok Kat here you go.

http://www.pc-test.n...RR1C/index.html

that is the address that shows up in the box when I went to the web page. Download the free trial.
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 06:51 PM

hay big g i need the site for spy bot the other half is a butt and i would like to get it from you plz ty
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 07:28 PM

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i just downloaded it and used it...nothing...i just can't figure it out :weeee:
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 09:02 PM

that dont make any sence i did today anf wow did i find some S^&t you might need something diff i dono i cant get in to your pc
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 11:08 PM

I am downloading it right now! I hope it helps my computer too...
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Posted 24 October 2004 - 12:52 AM

Hello everyone.
I know that most people have had problems with spyware, malware, viruses, and other nasties on their computers. These things are nasty and sometimes they get so embedded in the operating system that you have to reload the OS and start from scratch. I am going to tell you how you can defeat these things but it is up to you to do it. At any given time I have 5 to 8 computers running in my house, for the last 5 years I have never, never had to rebuild my own systems ( Except for the times I screw them up on purpose) because of spy ware or viruses. I am now going to tell you how I do it.

First off I would like to mention that this is something I do every week, no exceptions, no missing a week. Again it is up to you to take charge here, I am sure you will see the difference after a month. Ok on to the good stuff.

You will need a couple of programs, the first would be an Anti virus software. You can pay for McaFee or Norton, both are great but you must continue to pay to upgrade them. If you do not upgrade them they are useless. If you do not want to pay for Antivirus software I would suggest going to www.avast.com Pick up their home version and register it. You register it once a year via E-mail at no cost. It is comparable to McaFee and Norton if not better. Whatever antivirus software you pick you must update it regularly. If you have a high speed connection such as cable set it to automatically update every time the computer is restarted. If you are on 56k or lower you should manually update it every 3 days, YES EVER 3 DAYS. Virus codes change daily, the same virus you thought you had taken care of yesterday can again infect your computer today. I have seen it, believe it. Now that you have the Antivirus software installed and updated, its time to take care of that nasty spyware that keeps infecting your computer.

There is a couple of ways that spyware gets on your computer. It can load when you add a new program, such as shareware or freeware. It can load when you visit a website. Or it can load when a pop up ad comes up. Spyware can also be loaded via viruses, but you've update your antivirus software so we shouldn't have to worry about that right? Go to www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html and download Spybot – Search and Destroy. Now install this program and update it. Before you run the check though do yourself a favor and click on the Immunize button. This will adjust your IE settings and block out all of the known spyware, malware, and virus sites. Even if you were to hand type the address of the site into IE it will not let you connect to the website. A good deal, now you know you are protected. You also know that anyone else using your computer is protected. Next run a check on your computer. If you see that there is a problem, let Spybot fix it. Its that easy. Now these spyware sites move around allot so its best to update and run Spybot once a week if not more. It is also helpful to clean out you Internet cache, history, and cookies.

The next three items will help your computer run a bit better, but don't ask for miracles if your running and older computer. First go to the control panel and right click on your C: drive. This will bring up a menu. Select properties to see the information on your local drive. There are three things you need to do. One, if you have the option run a disk cleanup. This will get rid of most of your temporary files, don't worry there not needed. Second, run a disk scan. This will check the OS indexes to make sure that every file that supposed to be there is. Third run a Defrag on your hard disk. It may take a while for the cleanup, disk scan, and defragmentation to complete, but if you do it once a week the time they take to complete gets shorter.

I know it might seem like a hassle, but then again having your computer redirect you to a porn site while your in the GV Chat room is no picnic either. If you take these steps I can ensure you that most of your problems will disappear. I prefer to do these things all in one day, but for some it may be better if you pick one task a day. The process will get easier once you get the hang of it. You can also drop me an E-mail if you have any problems.

Here is a short list of the process:

Update Spybot: Once a week.
Run Spybot: Once a week or when you notice your computer is slowing down.

Update Antivirus: Daily if possible or once every three days.
Run Antivirus: Anytime you feel you may have been infected.

Clear out Internet Cache: Once a week.

Run Disk Cleanup: Once a week.
Run Diskscan: Once a week.
Run Disk Defrag: Once a week.

I hope this helps.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 01:23 AM

Yeah that program Spybot Search and Destroy is good. Another good one is Adware......

I just installed the new Norton Anti-Virus 2005 edition today and it discovered a spyware piece of crap in my Windows directory.... AND, when I went into the directory to delete it, it wasn't there... So being savy, I went and changed the settings to show the hidden system files etc and there it was......Winshow.dll

<DELETE> ........ die sucka!

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 01:43 AM

Thanks Sammy for that detailed information to secure systems. I follow almost all these(except defragmentation), since my puter was thrown out of service by the sasser sometime back. but don't you think the spybot can also destroy some useful programs? what I mean to ask is that, I have the Atomic Clock Sync installed on my syste, and everytime spybot runs, it catch hold of this program and locks it. So I have to manually release and delete all other spywares.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 01:58 AM

Moon-- if I am remembering correctly there is a way that you can put you clock on ignore and then it will quit picking it up.

T-- I do run all of those every other day. I was still having problems with somethings until I installed Windows Registry Pro, since then my problems have pretty much been taken care of. I made a post of some useful program links, if anyone need them they are now posted.

As for that BAD_WORD Ad-Aware CRAP, that program sucks. I had ad-aware 6.0 installed and was running it every day. Well krc told me about Spybot, so I installed it. I ran ad-aware one last time and found nothing. I then ran Spybot and found 113 files. Sorry but that is alot of files to be having corrupted.

Same with the windows registry repair pro, once I installed that it found 457 files. Just a little tid bit of info for everyone. :ph34r:
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Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:05 AM

thanks. and another "moronic" opinion of mine - never install anything that is free! been there done that GOT BURNT! lol almost ALL the freewares keep the port open, and it is hackers day out with that kinda "open port" security. Perhaps even firewalls can't help.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:17 AM

WEll for the most part. There can be exceptions to the free part. Like the window registry repair pro that I installed. I just installed the scan only mode, but it works just the same, and that was free. You do however have the option to buy it and seeing as how it is a windows based program, it's not going to be anything for hackers. Also Spybot is free, but as far as i'm concerned those are probably the only two that I would put in my pc for free.

Just my opinion. :ph34r:
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Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:26 AM

:) true that is. and a "paranoid" attitude for clicking "thrown-up" links will help a big way too! :P

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:34 AM

Yeah I would have to agree with you moon. Stay the hell away from anything that is free that is not; lets say, a windows program, etc... All of that other crap that just pops up on your screen, it's just best to close it and not open it. Most of the pop ups are just like your junk mail you get in your e-mail. Do you open junk mail??? I would hope not. Most of that junk mail crap is just more spyware, malware, and ad aware crap. Basically just a little "common sense" would save any computer. :ph34r:
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