Spyware help
Posted: 05 August 2004 09:20 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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Ugh!  I’m about to throw my computer out the window.  I am getting popup ads like crazy…everytime I open a new IE window or a new website.  I have Google’s popup blocker but for some reason it’s not stopping them anymore.  I’ve run virus scans, Spybot and Spyware Doctor (free version) scans like a hundred times, and they just keep coming.  Can anyone offer any advice???  I’m desperate!!!

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Posted: 05 August 2004 09:23 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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try adaware
spysweeper
pestpatrol

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Posted: 05 August 2004 09:25 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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PestPatrol teh best raspberry
O and make sure you have the popup blocker on raspberry

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Posted: 05 August 2004 09:34 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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mozilla firefox

and am i the only one amazed that pixrawr only has one post and its not on the ipods or flat screen thread.  maybe he actually came here to participate in the forums.

nice.

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Posted: 05 August 2004 10:00 AM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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these are all free right, cause i need on to

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Posted: 05 August 2004 10:01 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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before you try any of the adware programs or anything else—do the following:

1) GoTo Start> Click ‘RUN’
2) Type in SERVICES.MSC
3) When the services window opens up, search for the service called ‘messenger’ right click and disable.
4) Close The services screen

This quick fix will disable the messenger service which many pieces of adware/spyware exploit—it will not affect your PC unless you use the net send command on a network. This should cut down on them significantly

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Posted: 05 August 2004 10:08 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Thanks for the suggestions…I’m going to try them all now. 

snak ->  Yes, my popup blocker is on…LOL!  Thanks for keeping me in check, though.  wink

Doug ->  Well I must admit that the free iPods thing is how I discovered this site…and I’m a she.  wink

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Posted: 05 August 2004 10:36 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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also give spybot a try….none of these free programs are perfect, but if you use all of them, you shoudl be able to get rid of everything.

and ya, stop using IE. you know a program sux when the fed govt tells u that its bad. use opera, firefox, or maxthon. firefox is prolly the safest out of the three, it doesn’t even allow active x stuff.

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Posted: 05 August 2004 12:25 PM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Have you tried my suggestion yet?  I’m telling you it will help alot

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Posted: 05 August 2004 02:44 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Definately get Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad Aware.

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Posted: 05 August 2004 08:21 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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[quote author=“pixrawr”]...and I’m a she.  wink

Giddyup!

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Posted: 05 August 2004 10:07 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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[quote author=“munkyxtc”]Have you tried my suggestion yet?  I’m telling you it will help alot

Yes, I did, and it has cut down on them a lot.  Also downloaded Ad-Aware.  And Firefox, which I already like better than IE and the old Mozilla I had from back in the day.  wink

THANKS everyone!  I owe you!

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Posted: 06 August 2004 06:24 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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[quote author=“pixrawr”][quote author=“munkyxtc”]Have you tried my suggestion yet?  I’m telling you it will help alot

Yes, I did, and it has cut down on them a lot.  Also downloaded Ad-Aware.  And Firefox, which I already like better than IE and the old Mozilla I had from back in the day.  wink

THANKS everyone!  I owe you!

FireFox is definetly the way to go. I can’t stand it anymore if I’m using someones computer and HAVE to use IE. For a while there I thought maybe pop-ups were’nt around anymore- until I tried using IE again!
I use SpySweeper too, it usually finds a couple of spyware related stuff when I run a system sweep (once a week).

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