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Best Spyware Stopper out there?
Carlos

Posted on 01/11/2005 9:07:03 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom

Do any freepers know of any really good pop-up/spyware software out there that can not only remove but detect spyware before it is installed on a computer? I am a website designer and have to be constantly reformatting my HD do to this problem.
Any help, links and advice is much appreciate!


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1 posted on 01/11/2005 9:07:03 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

Spybot S&D - go to Download.com for the latest version.

Also you should use this with Lavasoft Ad-Aware Personal.


2 posted on 01/11/2005 9:08:27 PM PST by JenB
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

Try spywareblaster at

and Adaware SE

also recommend free AVG virus scan


3 posted on 01/11/2005 9:09:55 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

Webroot's SpySweeper is a great one, but you have to pay $29.95 a year after a 30 day trial period.

Spybot Search and Destroy is a good free one, but you have to use their tea timer to prevent things from installing themselves in your registry...but it's also free.

I personally run SpySweeper and Spybot Search and Destroy. I am trying out Microsoft's new spyware killer...so far it's not too bad.

Hope this helps.


4 posted on 01/11/2005 9:10:04 PM PST by MissouriConservative ( Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less. - Robert E. Lee)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
To: quidnunc; All
Help for viruses and malware:
 
 Ad-Aware ... Spybot ... Peper Uninstaller ... HijackThis... CWShredder ... Spyware Blaster ... IE Spyad ... Free online Virus scan ... AVG AntiVirus ... LSPfix ... How to Show Hidden Files ... How to boot into Safe Mode ... How did I get infected in the first place?


Things you need--(all FREE)
Anti-Virus
AVG
 Avast
Firewall
Kerio(Direct Download) Zone Alarm
 If are using zone alarm it may slow your PC. Try Outpost Firewall http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost or Sygate Firewall http://www.sygate.com/, both have FREE and Pro versions and are heads above ZA.
Misc.
IE Spyads SpywareBlaster Spyware Guard
Windows Update- you must keep updated, it is the start of a secure system-
get all CRITICAL Updates

Things you want(Still Free)
 
 Get Firefox I use Firefox PR1 and IMHO, beats the sox off MS Explorer. Life is good with tabs. Click the link and give it a try.

Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
Mike Lin's Homepage and get the Startup Control Panel and Startup Monitor tools.
 
The best forum for malware removal:

33 posted on 10/31/2004 1:01:35 PM CST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)

5 posted on 01/11/2005 9:10:25 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Common Sense is an Oxymoron)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

I use both spybot and adaware but lately they don't find much of anything. I don't know if it is because they are catching things before they are planted or if it is because software is circumventing my spyware searching programs.

I have no "exempt" files and check for updates periodically. Typically all I find now are cookies, nothing in the registry.


6 posted on 01/11/2005 9:11:29 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

Switch your browser to Mozilla Firefox and your pop-up problems are solved


7 posted on 01/11/2005 9:12:18 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

The best way not to get Spyware on your computer is never clcik on Pop-Ups, never download desktop themes,do not install P2P File sharing programs, and don't use Freeware or shareware. The only way it gets on your computer is from the user.
AVG and ANti-Vir Anti Virus programs, both free, also see most spyware as a virus and will stop it from loading. Most spyware programs only get rid of it once you got it.


8 posted on 01/11/2005 9:12:47 PM PST by Wooly
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom

here ya go:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1315720/posts


10 posted on 01/11/2005 9:15:00 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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The best one I found came with Yahoo Instant Messenger. If you don't mind having that program installed on your program, the spyware toolbar is great.


11 posted on 01/11/2005 9:15:05 PM PST by freedom44
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"... am a website designer and have to be constantly reformatting my HD do to this problem...."


Why? How does designing websites lead to installation of spy- or adware and the resultant HD reformats?
12 posted on 01/11/2005 9:24:25 PM PST by Chummy (Liberals -- the other Red meat.)
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13 posted on 01/11/2005 9:27:23 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Chummy

it doesn't, its just that my pc is constantly booged down due to spyware and this is not good for designing websites


14 posted on 01/11/2005 9:36:37 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
"...my pc is constantly booged down due to spyware and this is not good for designing websites...."

I'm still unclear on your connecting the presence of spyware to designing websites. The spyware only affects your website designing?
15 posted on 01/11/2005 9:43:04 PM PST by Chummy (Liberals -- the other Red meat.)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
Download Mozzila,Spybot,AdWare & ZoneAlarm.

Set the Mozilla to NOT accept cookies UNLESS you authorize them.

I've been "critter" free for months since I did this.

BTW TRASH "Internet Exploder" from the hard-drive AFTER you use it to Download Mozilla and get Mozilla operational.
16 posted on 01/11/2005 9:44:00 PM PST by ChefKeith (Apply here to be added to the NASCAR Ping List, Daytona is comming soon...)
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I don't think you can remove internet explorer actually....


17 posted on 01/11/2005 9:50:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
The spyware keyword will bring up lots of threads on the spyware topic.
18 posted on 01/11/2005 9:59:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
BS!

Download Mozilla, Install it, go to "StartMenu" "Control Panel", "Add/Remove Programs", Select "Internet Exploder" and click the "Add/Remove Programs" box and follow the prompts sending it to the "Recycle Bin"' (when it asks if you really want to delete it, SAY YES!), then go to the "Recycle Bin" and DELETE that!!!

BTW, If you want detailed info on how the fed-scum blew up the OKC Fed Bldg I will hook you up with the info.
19 posted on 01/11/2005 10:04:35 PM PST by ChefKeith (Apply here to be added to the NASCAR Ping List, Daytona is comming soon...)
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It's bad enough to have to deal with spyware without having to sift through erroneous advice.

Add/Remove Programs doesn't send anything to the Recycle Bin.


20 posted on 01/11/2005 10:49:06 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. )
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