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  1. The Man from Niefldarth

    The Man from Niefldarth your worst nightmare!

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    I'm so ****ing SICK of those adwares! I'm sick to of trojans, spyware, viruses and other things, but you can get ride of them quite easily. but those "/&*&/*/$( adwares just pisses me off. you go on a company website, a serious one, and you have many chances to catch one of those pests, who slows your browser and make appear ads. and the mother****ers says that it's to help the internet surfer! go to http://www3.ca.com, and you'll se many descriptions of many internet pests, and at almost EACH of those adwares, there is a message from the furnisher saying that it is to HELP you. how many people actually buy something from a pop up? and you can't get ride of those little ****ers! Ihave currently 6 on my cpu. I scanned and deleted them THOUSANDS of times, and they wont stop reappearing! ARGH!

    whew... I feel better, now...
     
  2. Adina

    Adina <img src=http://www.thefantasyforum.com/images/nub

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    I use SpyWare. It's fantastic. It picks everything up straight away and gets rid of it. I never hear a thing about it. My comps always clean.

    You should try it.
     
  3. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    Adware is not spyware ( the correct term ). Adware simply means a product that generates revenue with ads so that is can continue development and maintenance of the site / product / service.

    adware software includes Opera Browser suite ( http://www.opera.com )
    and a adware webpage could include Gamespot ( http://www.gamespot.com )

    Adware usually never contains spyware, and simply help to keep the product / service alive.

    Now, spyware is another story.

    I use

    > eTrust EZ Antivirus
    >Microsoft Antispyware
    >Spybot Search and Destroy
    >Ad-aware
    >Spyware Guard
    >Spyware blaster
    >BAzooka Scanner
    >Win Patrol
    >Zone alarm personal firewall ( if anyone can recommend a a better freeware firewall, please let me know )
    >and hijack-this

    I am 99.95% of the time spyware and virus / trojan / worm free.

    Oh, and I also use Opera, which helps considerably ;)
     
  4. kartaron

    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    There are some forms of adware that are arent spyware but are almost equally annoying... 'helpbars' that auto-attach to IE are the most common. These have a tendancy to relay you to particular (often illegitimate) shopping sites. Besides the rerouting these programs will use up processing cycles and slow down the computer.

    Others will run silently behind the scenes opening up back doors to your computer allowing other computers access to your files or to spread viruses. According to studies there are more than 1 million computers around the world that have been taken over by viruses and do nothing but attack other computers or servers.

    As for Zone Alarm, Ive seen several reviews for firewalls and always the free version of Zone Alarm is only bested by the fee version of Zone Alarm. The fee version has better controls for network access.
     
  5. The Man from Niefldarth

    The Man from Niefldarth your worst nightmare!

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    adwares are annoying because they take a big deal of place and I can't get rid of them, even having used 3 anti-spyware/adware programs. ARGH!
     
  6. AcrobaticHippo

    AcrobaticHippo Determined

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    I've been having loads of trouble with adware/spyware too...I've had to reboot my computer constantly because of this.

    The best (but pretty extreme) way is to reinstall Win98 or earlier, that way you wouldn't have to worry about this. I think reformatting the hard drive helps too.
     
  7. The Man from Niefldarth

    The Man from Niefldarth your worst nightmare!

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    but reformating the hard drive makes you lost whatever you have on it! a little too much extreme, huh?
     
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    AcrobaticHippo Determined

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    Well it's good to save your files on a CD first (if your computer has a CD drive) if not, then a floppy disk helps.
     
  9. Ranger_of_Gondor

    Ranger_of_Gondor Gondorian Defender

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    This, my friends, is why I like Mac OS X. I can just use it and go to town. I don't need to worry about viruses, spyware, or trojan horses. I don't need to install any extra software.
     
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    World builder 316 Ceasar of the Hobos

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    I have Panda Platinum Protection. I never get adware.
     
  11. Ancient Warrior

    Ancient Warrior ...geriatric love machine

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    ...one word...McAfee

    best one I've ever used, and worth the cost

    one of the few good things about AOL...it's free
     
  12. kartaron

    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    There are some problems with this.

    1) You can only have an 8gb hard drive. If you have a 250gb hard drive you will have to format it to 32 8gb drives. That isnt fun.

    2) New hardware will probably not come with Win 98 / 98SE drivers. Forget about Win 95 or earlier. On anything resembling modern equipment Win 95 is non functional.

    3) Microsoft is only supporting Win 98 on a limited basis now. Dont expect help if you have a problem.

    I really dont understand how people keep getting these viruses and such if they are really using these programs correctly. Zone Alarm and Norton running with Firefox as a browser = no viruses or spyware. Ever.

    Oh yeah, If you use a free form P2P (Peer to peer) file sharing program, (old Napster, Kazaa, Win MX) Stop. This is the single easiest way to bypass Antivirus protections. Corporate music systems like the new Napster, ITunes, ect are secure and guarantee file integrity. Microsoft also has their own anti spyware program:

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx