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Posted: 12/28/2005 5:13:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:40:35 PM EDT by giacutter]
I've got Spybot S&D and AdAware.

Is that enough, or do I need anything else? McAfee Anti-spyware?

What do I need, what works?

I'd like to keep my relatively new computer spam spyware free. Thanks for any help.

Edited: title to reflect my desire to keep spyware, not spam, off my computer.



Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:19:35 PM EDT
man i must be losing it I thought it said "sperm"
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:20:06 PM EDT
Stopzilla works great for me.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:20:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:20:18 PM EDT by 1911greg]


What works well to keep sperm off the computer?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:26:07 PM EDT
avoiding internet porn sites will help with both problems....
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:26:49 PM EDT
Surf porn in Firefox
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:34:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:35:31 PM EDT by adair_usmc]

What works well to keep spam off the computer?



Linux
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:39:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Are you talking about "Spam" which is unsolicited E-mail or Spyware/Adware?

Spybot and Adaware have nothing to do with E-mail.



Dammit.

I do mean spyware. I guess I'll have to re-title the thread or start a new one. Thanks.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:42:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

What works well to keep sperm off the computer?



Saran wrap?

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:42:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skartissue:
avoiding internet porn sites will help with both problems....



good one
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:44:02 PM EDT
use Firefox for web browsing. This will stop most of your Spyware problems.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:49:06 PM EDT
you should be fine with the combo of AdAware and Spybot
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:49:40 PM EDT
Microsoft AntiSpyware works pretty well. As long as you're running XP tho..

It used to be "Giant AntiSpyware" until ol' Bill bought it from them.

It works 'actively' the same as Anti-Virus software, It scans what's coming in and alerts on bad crap.

It's also free, btw...

Linky HERE to NON M$ download site, so you don't have to go through their bullshit windows validation crap.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:49:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
use Firefox for web browsing. This will stop most of your Spyware problems.



Haven't there been a lot of security flaws found in Firefox recently?

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:50:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:
Microsoft AntiSpyware works pretty well. As long as you're running XP tho..

It used to be "Giant AntiSpyware" until ol' Bill bought it from them.

It works 'actively' the same as Anti-Virus software, It scans what's coming in and alerts on bad crap.

It's also free, btw...

Linky HERE to NON M$ download site, so you don't have to go through their bullshit windows validation crap.




Thanks!

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:52:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

What works well to keep spam off the computer?



Linux



I'd agree if the question was quoted as spyware and not spam. But you quoted it as spam.

In the case of spyware, yes, Linux. I have Ubuntu Linux and no spyware at all.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:53:35 PM EDT
forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44525

Everything you need to know about Malware (Spyware & Adware) and you can download all of it for free.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:55:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:

Originally Posted By JB69:
Microsoft AntiSpyware works pretty well. As long as you're running XP tho..

It used to be "Giant AntiSpyware" until ol' Bill bought it from them.

It works 'actively' the same as Anti-Virus software, It scans what's coming in and alerts on bad crap.

It's also free, btw...

Linky HERE to NON M$ download site, so you don't have to go through their bullshit windows validation crap.




Thanks!





Glad I can help
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:56:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
use Firefox for web browsing. This will stop most of your Spyware problems.



Haven't there been a lot of security flaws found in Firefox recently?




Yes there have and as Firefox continues to become more popular the spy spreaders will target it more.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:57:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:58:38 PM EDT by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By giacutter:
I've got Spybot S&D and AdAware.

Is that enough, or do I need anything else? McAfee Anti-spyware?

What do I need, what works?

I'd like to keep my relatively new computer spam spyware free. Thanks for any help.

Edited: title to reflect my desire to keep spyware, not spam, off my computer.






None of the commercial shit really works...

AdAware is one of the better programs, but the best solution is (a) stop using Internet Explorer - get Firefox or Mozilla instead, and (b) don't click ANY popups...

The vast majority of spyware is INTERNET EXPLORER specific - since switching to firefox I haven't had much trouble with it...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:58:37 PM EDT
CounterSpy is excellent
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:59:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

What works well to keep sperm off the computer?



Dont look at porn
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:15:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:

Originally Posted By giacutter:

Originally Posted By JB69:
Microsoft AntiSpyware works pretty well. As long as you're running XP tho..

It used to be "Giant AntiSpyware" until ol' Bill bought it from them.

It works 'actively' the same as Anti-Virus software, It scans what's coming in and alerts on bad crap.

It's also free, btw...

Linky HERE to NON M$ download site, so you don't have to go through their bullshit windows validation crap.




Thanks!





Glad I can help



Downloaded....................and free of malware.

Gotta love this forum.

Thanks everybody.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:54:27 PM EDT
I don't run any of that shit and I never get spyware...


WTF are you people doing to get it?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:01:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:07:58 PM EDT
I use Norton Internet Security Spyware Edition. It works very well for me.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:11:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
I don't run any of that shit and I never get spyware...


WTF are you people doing to get it?



How do you know exactly that you don't have spyware if you don't run any anti-spyware software?

Not all spyware produces popups.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:11:51 PM EDT
stay away from porn sites
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:47:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:

Originally Posted By JB69:
Microsoft AntiSpyware works pretty well. As long as you're running XP tho..




It works just fine with 2000. I have it on 40 machines at work.





My mistake...... I think when it was first released, it was only available for XP, but I can't remember now..... Been a while.

Lot more important stuff on MY mind, these days...... Good to know tho, thanks.


Just glad it worked out for the guy


Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:50:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
stay away from porn sites





It's FAR from just porn sites...... There's tons of shit out there on otherwise seemingly innocent sites.

If you assume that, you're a fool nowadays, and it's just a matter of time before you get hit.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
stay away from porn sites





It's FAR from just porn sites...... There's tons of shit out there on otherwise seemingly innocent sites.

If you assume that, you're a fool nowadays, and it's just a matter of time before you get hit.




That's a good point...I had a lot of problems with ie, and didn't surf any porn...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:28:45 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:19:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By maddog71:

How do you know exactly that you don't have spyware if you don't run any anti-spyware software?



That's an easy question to answer: You run a Mac...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:32:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Originally Posted By maddog71:

How do you know exactly that you don't have spyware if you don't run any anti-spyware software?



That's an easy question to answer: You run a Mac...



*cough* QuickTime *cough*




Try again ?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:35:44 AM EDT
Not going to read all of this so if duplicate, sorry:

1 Suggestion if it is Windows is:
Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)

While it is free anyway.

Also: There is no Silver Bullet.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:04:36 AM EDT

I use spybot S&D and never have a problem b/c it has an "immunize" feature to stop spyware before it ever get's to your PC. Zonealarm Plus is also good because it blocks popups VERY well.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:18:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Originally Posted By maddog71:

How do you know exactly that you don't have spyware if you don't run any anti-spyware software?



That's an easy question to answer: You run a Mac...



or don't use the internet, or don't turn on your computer, etc... there alot more obvious answers.

Thanks for the hint but I think we are talking about PCs.

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:23:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
stay away from porn sites



Stay away from Online Casinos, World Poker sites and the .gov website belonging to the NSA!

apnews1.iwon.com//article/20051229/D8EPTAU80.html?PG=home&SEC=news

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:30:10 AM EDT
Been running SpyBot 1.4 and ZoneLabs Zone Alarm Pro www.zonelabs.com with very good results.

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:41:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
you should be fine with the combo of AdAware and Spybot



+1

Add a good anti-virus (Norton) and ...

-keep them all up to date
-keep Windoze up to date
-run system scans overnight or whenever you're not using the PC
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:51:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:55:37 AM EDT
I run Norton 2006 and spysweeper. No problems.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:14:37 PM EDT
Does the microsoft spyware software work with mozilla and firefox?

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:23:22 PM EDT
Counter-intelligenceware
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:42:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:
Does the microsoft spyware software work with mozilla and firefox?




It's browser independent. It doesn't use the browser to do its work. So yes.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:48:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 4:50:27 AM EDT by cruze5]
spywareinfo

spyware warrior


+1 on linux

-1 on Norton products
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:23:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
-1 on Norton products



What's wrong with Norton?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:14:19 AM EDT
The easiest way to keep spyware off your system is don't surf the web on an Administrator account.

Every body does it, and everybody gets infected, which is totally stupid because if they were using a "Limited" (XP Home) or "User" (XP Pro, 2k) account then none of that crap would get installed in the first place. Even if you tried. Windows won't let you or any program install anything unless you have Admin rights. This is what I just can't understand - Windows has this protection built in, but no one uses it. The only downside is you have to use the other Admin account any time you want to install software, update a driver, etc. But how often do you do that? OTOH, malware is trying to get on your system every day.

The easiest way to fix this is to create another account, give it Admin priviledges, then log on that account and demote your original account. It's that easy to keep your Windows box spyware free.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:31:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeG23:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
-1 on Norton products



What's wrong with Norton?



Norton = the suckage
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:32:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

What works well to keep spam off the computer?



Linux



+1
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