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    Default Re: Adware SE update problem

    Ahhhhh. I will edit my post appropriately. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    Ah... there it was. I saw one earlier and banned the lamer, but somehow overlooked the other message. I saw 2 to his credit but missed it. Anyway, it is gone now and the account has been permanently banned.
    Who's that? What are you talking about?

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    Some idiot posting crap that needed deletion
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    Default Re: Adware SE update problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    Firefox is a growing target and Spybot isn't enough Spyware protection if your in the wrong place's. You can probably get away with it for quite some time if noone else uses your system but if you have mutiple users things get a little more complex.
    Still much less of a target than IE, if that's what you mean. There are other browsers, though..

    Don't know about spybot, but Ad-Aware's plenty for me and am often in the "wrong places" (no pr0n, but certainly places I won't talk about here).

    That said, I don't have a multi-user system and never intend to. If you've got the kids using your systems, than by all means have at least to anti-spyware programs.

    Oh, I almost forgot about something. The Ad-Aware paid version's Ad-Watch is something to be avoided at all costs. I've had to work on several systems that had some major registry issues because it prevented some changes when installing programs. In one case I had to manually replace registy entries in order for the computer to use any type of executive file (.bat, .exe, and .lnk).

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    Yeah, thats what I was talking about. I'm not sure if anything is nitch free anymore but I agree Firefox is still a better option than IE to help avoid some of the really nasty stuff. I haven't used any other browser but Firefox for a long time except IE only to update Windows through M.S.'s Windows update and for my works homepage, neither of which work with Firefox, or atleast I haven't figured out an alternative way to work around those 2 things using Firefox.

    I suggest that you pick up a copy of the latest (Feb) Maximum PC magazine, if I remember right they had an artical about this (Spyware) and had also mentioned using Firefox or an alternative browser verses IE as you say. Nothing I didn't know something about already but after I reformatted from a keymapper virus that I couldn't get off my system along with some nasty spyware ect, I think I'll boost up the security from a little to alot this time around. I never had a problem with this in the past with the little bit of internet protection I used and some common sence but I think those days have come and gone.

    Thanks for the advice about Ad-aware. I think I might try the free version again which I actually used alot of in the past, thats probably what made me actually decide to fork over the cash for their software at BB. Right now I'm using Spybot S&D and Etrust's pest patrol (new to me). I'll also be trying Stopzilla since that was the alternative software I picked up when I took Ad-aware back to BB, its probably just more crappy software though, but I'll find out soon. M.S.'s antispyware also needs some work before I'll put that back on my systems again. Other than that, thats about all I've ever used in the past to help get rid of spyware but usually just relied on 1 or 2 of them to do the job along with some lame antivirus software to check on downloaded files. I found out the hard way that its not enough for me anymore.

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