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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:22 pm

Do what you can to keep the thing safe. Start using Mozilla instead of IE, put in a firewall, an antivirus, whatever you can. My computer has been getting a bunch of popups and the like lately, and I don't want to see that happening to any of you. I'll provide some links to good freeware things that will help once I am done myself. God I wish I did this earlier...
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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:10 pm

Spybot wou.d be a good program to go, install and run. It removes all adware which is the primary reason you get pop ups.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:49 pm

yep, I was just about to put that up. If you don't want to pay anything, here's what I recommend:

Antivirus:
AVG Antivirus - The thing found 3 viruses when my computer was acting up. That shows it does something, at least.

Firewalls:
Zone Alarm - A pretty common free firewall
Sygate Personal Firewall - for those that have had problems with ZA or don't like it (the web stopped working after I installed it) this works well, too

Adware finders:
Spybot - Search & Destroy - There are rumors that Adaware has spyware itself. I tried it, and got some slider ads, so it wouldn't surprise me if it is. Use this instead. It even immunizes your computer against many programs.

Hope that helps you guys :D
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Post by gannon » Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:08 pm

I use spybot search and destroy, adaware, and google's popup blocker.
When I first ran adaware and spybot s&d I got a few hundred matches on my computer :?

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Post by Link89 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:33 pm

Firefox is a nice browser to get too. My dad just got it and it elminates all of the banners on websites. I'll definitley install those. Don't you guys use norton antivirus?

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Post by cennar » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:19 pm

go opera!
and fire fox, bird, mozilla.
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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:36 pm

Link89 wrote:Don't you guys use norton antivirus?
As SpongeBuell said "If you don't want to pay anything, here's what I recommend". I have norton 2003 with update, so I'm all good.

Also for anyone who is willing to spend money and wants a sure fire way to keep out intruders, buy a router! If you dont have one then at the everylest look into downloading an anti-trogan program. A software firewalls good but a hardware firewall is better.
vskid wrote:Nerd = likes school, does all their homework, dies if they don't get 100% on every assignment
Geek = likes technology, dies if the power goes out and his UPS dies too

I am a geek.

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Post by Guest » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:05 pm

Avg is great!
I can't get spy bot to work.....
Why?
I am using XP pro...

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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:14 pm

Why doesn't it work? (IE, what kind of errors do you get)

GLad to know my links helped one person out, at least :D
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Post by Guest » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:31 pm

i have done all off the above!!! i am a proud user of mozilla and love the tabs for different windows(greatest idea ever) mozilla rules!

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Post by gannon » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:39 pm

yeah, I love mozilla for it's tabbed browsing, and it's just great! I like I.E. only because most people script html wrong and it's only displayed right in I.E.

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Post by diggerdanh » Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:09 am

Spybot will work on XP Pro. I run it on XP Pro and it works fine for me. In fact, I just finished running a scan a few hours ago.

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Post by Vedran » Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:13 pm

I know a great adware/virus/otherstuff remover. Everyone check out a2. The link to the site is: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

It is awesome, it even has in "in-use" override.

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Post by Sparkfist » Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:21 pm

Vedran wrote:Everyone check out a2.
Yeah I downloaded it monthes ago. It was the free trial and I'm getting updates from the company and I can still use the software, I think that seems odd.
vskid wrote:Nerd = likes school, does all their homework, dies if they don't get 100% on every assignment
Geek = likes technology, dies if the power goes out and his UPS dies too

I am a geek.

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Post by dragonhead » Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:29 pm

yeah another way to prevent these [problems, get a Mac.

humor aside, yeh ive been having problems on my windows machine MacAffee cant do anything about.
hmm i should probably get firefox on that thing.

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