SPYWARE,why me?

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  1. Jay the 1

    Jay the 1 New Member

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    I've heard over 90% of computers have them....So im guessing its not just me who has it but,i've had it scanned once for about 70$,pfft what a rip that was.All they did was install some cheap anti-spyware that doesnt work and remove a few things.Anyways i was just wondering does anyone know of some good free anti? could reall use it right about now.My computer is at the point where everytime I'm on it i press ctrl+alt+del about 20+ times.I have spybot seek and destroy but if i try to run it,well,it just freeze's.And when i press ctrl+alt+del it says it isnt responding.So besides shelling out thousands for another computer is there another solution? :uhh: *EDIT* i have firefox and i do use it.NEED HELP HERE
     
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    kk thanks a bunch ill download it right now
     
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  5. BigBoy

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    All U need :)

    MINIMUM Security
    Basic Barebones – Don’t go 4 wheel driving across the internet with this, or you’ll be sorry ;D


    1. Nod32 Anti-virus (PAID) – Anti-Virus software from here:
    http://www.nod32.com/home/home.htm


    2. Spyware Blaster (FREE) – Spyware Prevention from here:
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    3. Spyware Guard (FREE) – Real time scanner for Browser Hijack prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    4. Spybot Search and Destroy (FREE) – Spyware removal and protection, with registry monitor. If running the above 2 programs, your system should remain fairly clean of Spyware.
    http://beam.to/spybotsd


    5. Ad-Aware (FREE) – Spyware removal. What Spybot Search and Destroy doesn’t pick up, this will.
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com


    6. Zone Alarm (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Firewall with visual outgoing alerts.
    http://www.zonelabs.com




    MEDIUM Security
    The next step up.


    1. Acronis True Image (paid product) – Total system backup, and incremental backup to various media, including CD/DVD, additional Hard Drive etc. Use this when you have first installed a FRESH copy of windows and again when you have installed all your KNOWN stable programs, do this BEFORE you have transferred your data onto the system.

    Even better, have your data on a separate partition as well as a BACKUP Drive.
    http://www.acronis.com/


    2. Nod32 – Anti-virus (paid product) – Anti-virus software.
    http://www.nod32.com.au


    3. Spyware Blaster (FREE) – Spyware Prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    4. Spyware Guard (FREE) – Real time scanner for Browser Hijack prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    5. Spybot Search and Destroy (FREE) – Spyware removal and protection, with registry monitor. If running the above 2 programs, your system should remain fairly clean of Spyware.
    http://beam.to/spybotsd


    6. Ad-Aware (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Spyware removal. What Spybot Search and Destroy doesn’t pick up, this will.
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com


    7. Zone Alarm (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Firewall with visual outgoing alerts.
    http://www.zonelabs.com


    8. Ewido (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Anti-Trojan.

    http://www.ewido.net/en/


    9. Mozilla Firefox (FREE) – Safer Web Browser - try some of the exploit tests in the "Polls" section here at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php it's scary stuff, enough to have most sensible people start looking for better solutions. The programs listed here should be enough to thwart the majority of these current exploits.
    http://www.mozilla.org


    10. Spoofstick extension for Firefox – Displays actual website you are on compared to the address bar.
    http://www.corestreet.com/spoofstick/firefox.html


    11. Mozilla Thunderbird (FREE) – For email. I don't use it because I only have Hotmail.
    http://www.mozilla.org


    12. Prevx (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Generic Intrusion Prevention.
    https://www.prevx.com/


    13. Keymaker (FREE) – Password Generator.
    http://www.itoolpad.com/products/keymaker/


    14. Replicator (FREE) – Backup program.
    http://www.karenware.com/


    15. Crap Cleaner (FREE) – Deletes all Temp files and MRU (Most Recently Used).
    http://www.ccleaner.com/


    16. Process Guard 3 (paid product) – Locks down and protects all your programs at the lowest level in Windows.
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/




    TIGHT Security
    This is what is set up on my system currently with Windows XP Pro. They all play together nicely and are very simple to use, update and maintain:


    1. Acronis True Image (paid product) – Total system backup, and incremental backup to various media, including CD/DVD, additional Hard Drive etc. Use this when you have first installed a FRESH copy of windows and again when you have installed all your KNOWN stable programs, do this BEFORE you have transferred your data onto the system.

    Even better still, have your data on a different partition as well as a BACKUP Drive.
    http://www.acronis.com/


    2. Nod32 – Anti-virus (paid product) – Anti-virus software.
    http://www.nod32.com.au


    3. Spyware Blaster (FREE) – Spyware Prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    4. Spyware Guard (FREE) – Real time scanner for Browser Hijack prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    5. Spybot Search and Destroy (FREE) – Spyware removal and protection, with registry monitor. If running the above 2 programs, your system should remain fairly clean.
    http://beam.to/spybotsd


    6. AdAware (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Spyware removal. What Spybot Search and Destroy doesn’t pick up, this will.
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com


    7. Security Patches (FREE):

    BugOff.exe
    http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-218.shtml

    dsostop2.exe
    http://www.nsclean.com/freebies.html

    htastop.exe
    http://www.nsclean.com/freebies.html


    8. Zone Alarm (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Firewall with visual outgoing alerts.
    http://www.zonelabs.com


    9. Proxomitron (FREE) – Proxy. This allows a program (local or remote) to sit between your web browser and the Internet at large, to monitor everything and change it if you want to.
    http://www.sankey.ws/proxomitron.html


    10. Kye-U's filters (FREE) – Rule Sets for Proxomitron giving greater protection against exploits.
    http://www.kye-u.com/proxo/forums/i...topic=131&st=0#


    11. Ewido (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Anti-Trojan.
    http://www.ewido.net/en/


    12. IE Spyad (FREE) – Adds a long list of sites and domains associated with known advertisers, marketers, and crapware pushers to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer.
    https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm


    13. Mozilla Firefox (FREE) – Safer Web Browser - try some of the exploit tests in the "Polls" section here at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php it's scary stuff, enough to have most sensible people start looking for better solutions. The programs listed here should be enough to thwart the majority of these current exploits.
    http://www.mozilla.org

    Spoofstick extension for Firefox – Displays actual website you are on compared to the address bar.
    http://www.corestreet.com/spoofstick/firefox.html


    14. Mozilla Thunderbird (FREE) – For email. I don't use it because I only have Hotmail.
    http://www.mozilla.org


    15. Prevx (FREE, paid PRO product available) – Host Intrusion Prevention.
    https://www.prevx.com/


    16. Hosts File (FREE) – Website Filter blocks garbage websites.
    http://www.hosts-file.net/

    Learn about Hosts files here:
    http://forum.gladiator-antivirus.com/index.php?showtopic=21818


    17. Hoster (FREE) – Makes Hosts file read only.
    http://members.aol.com/toadbee/hoster.zip


    18. MJ Registry Watcher (FREE) – Registry Monitoring.
    http://www.jacobsm.com/index.htm#sft


    19. Keymaker (FREE) – Password Generator.
    http://www.itoolpad.com/products/keymaker/


    20. Replicator (FREE) – Backup program.
    http://www.karenware.com/


    21. PopPeeper (FREE) – Email Notification.
    http://www.poppeeper.com/


    22. Regseeker – Registry Cleaner
    http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm


    23. Crap Cleaner (FREE) – Deletes all Temp files and MRU (Most Recently Used).
    http://www.ccleaner.com/


    24. Process Guard 3 (paid product) – Locks down and protects all your programs at the lowest level in Windows.
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/


    25. Netgear FR328S ProSafe Firewall (paid product) – Cable/ADSL Hardware firewall and Router with External Modem backup facility.
    http://www.netgear.com.au


    The above will give you a very tight system. Ultimately it comes down to safe practices, and it is always best to practice and think of safety, otherwise it will remind you and it won’t hold back in doing so... it's a bit like gravity, very unforgiving...
     
  6. Ryan

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    For spyware, don't use IE. Use Firefox. (As you already do)

    Best aps to use are Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware.

    Some good links that BigBoy put down.
     
  7. longnstrong

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    damn-it Bigboy post just kicked my post's ass, big time, :bow :bow :tard
     
  8. Tommyhot

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    Glad I stopped using Windblows over 3 years ago....

    Imagine having to run/keep updated a half dozen of more of these every freaking day??? Not me.

    Tom
     
  9. Ryan

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    Do you use Linux/Unix/FreeBSD or Mac? (Although the new MacOS is based on Unix)
     
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    I use a Mac & a linux box. Mainly a Mac lately. OS 10 blows Windows out off the map.

    Tom
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Gold Member

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    I use Windows XP since I'm a gamer, although I have a Slackware box that I have stored away.