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TheBulbasaurfreak
07-05-2003, 02:21 PM
If you select Oher, please reply to the post suggesting the name of the program and why you like it. thanks. B)

locustfurnace
07-05-2003, 09:46 PM
got to go with OTHER. THE USER

spyware is only effective if you dont pay attention to your system, while installing apps.
first, make a backup of your registry files. keep em safe.
run a firewall - blocks (some) spyware from connecting back to server.
examine your ADD/REMOVE menu, look for something you didnt install. and remove it.
do a ctrl|alt|del, do you know what programs are running and what they are for? learn what you install and make sure something is not running you didnt install.

remove apps from loading via the MSconfig utility.
delete you cache daily, as well as cookies and the INDEX.dat file (only via DOS mode)
get a file shredder and dont delete files, shred them (overwrites clusters XX amount of times with 1's and 0's)

if you install an app that has spyware. just reboot to DOS, and replace the reg file with the backup copy.
backup your system before adding new apps. then if you get infected with spyware, restore to previous state.

if running a firewall. check the log, look for connections to services you arent running. if only running web browser. there should be no other ports being used, except for 53 -DNS, and your dhcp server.

look at spyware awareness sites, look at the listing of known offenders and dont download their apps.

you should not be solving the problem after the fact, you should prevent it beforehand. why install yet another app to fight another app. if ya didnt install the spyware app in the first place, you would have 2 less apps installed, running, eatting resources

TheBulbasaurfreak
07-06-2003, 02:30 PM
Thanks locustfurnace for your tips on preventing Spyware without any Spyware remover programs. ;) :lol:

Therese
07-06-2003, 08:11 PM
This is a very good site about spyware (http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/), or parasites as they are called in the site.

They also give advices about how you can get rid of these programs.

CALM
07-10-2003, 09:23 PM
I always see where it says to back up your registry files. I can do alot on the computer but I have NO IDEA HOW TO BACK UP REGISTRY FILES. I really would like to know how to do this.

I dont use anti-spyware programs. I used to use Zone Alarm on my old computer and really LOVED it! This new one is supposed to have some sort of built in firewall. When the warranty period is up I will probalby try ZA again but I dont really like the new version. It seems more difficult to use than the OLDVERSION!

locustfurnace
07-11-2003, 06:18 AM
for win9x users, cant say for certain on the others just now
to back up registry locate the 2 files in C:\windows
user.dat and system.dat
there is your registry, if anything happens to them, you can replace the corrupt versions with the ones you backup - copy to cd/floppy/zip.

there is also a command line utility for backing up called cfgback.exe on the CD.

if something goes wrong, you can boot to dos, delete the corrupt version, and restore with these versions.

also, another good thing you can do is compact the registry, i wont go into detail, since it can be complex, but it trims out unecessary reg entrys. and can make the registry smaller therfore faster to load, as well as backup.

if you use MSbackup, it also will backup the registry, and can be restored easily.
you can also make a dos batch file backup your registry on a daily basis, or each time you reboot the system.

another good tool (for win9x) is the sfc.exe or System File Checker, included with windows, you can use it to restore corrupt files, go to the run command, type sfc. and run it, learn about it some, before deleting the files, since some will have been changed with updates. but it can be very useful when a system file gets corrupted.

CALM
07-13-2003, 07:33 PM
Thanks. I can do this!

Davester
07-25-2003, 12:05 PM
Can anyone direct me to a firewall program that provides information on anything new trying to enter the system in little bubbles by the taskbar? It would be very handy :D

locustfurnace
07-25-2003, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Davester@Jul 25 2003, 11:05 AM
Can anyone direct me to a firewall program that provides information on anything new trying to enter the system in little bubbles by the taskbar? It would be very handy :D
LOL this is funny, I was just demo-ing this program for an opinion, for someone. and it pretty much does - most likely, exactly what you are asking for.
It combines spyware protection, URL filtering, firewalling, AND Pop-up Bubbles.

With this program and its spyware removal you can disable the spyware from working, BUT if a program needs the spyware to function, you can re enable it, use the program, then disable the spyware once again.

Give it a demo, see if you like it.
It is called Armor2net personal firewall, get a trial here.
http://www.armor2net.com/

TheBulbasaurfreak
07-25-2003, 04:41 PM
Thanks for all the tips ;) Plz add some more!

The_Muffin_Man
07-26-2003, 06:54 PM
I heard that AOL v9 is coming out with its very own built-in firewall. They released a beta of AOL9 if anyone feels like giving an opinion about it.

I would download it but...I hate AOL.

locustfurnace
07-27-2003, 04:40 AM
Originally posted by TheBulbasaurfreak@Jul 25 2003, 03:41 PM
Thanks for all the tips* ;)* Plz add some more!
More registry tips. For backing up the registry; with windows 9x built in tools.

registry back up's will be stored in CAB file format, located in
C:\WINDOWS\SYSBCKUP
named: rb000.cab, rb001.cab, rb002.cab. .....

you can manually force a registry backup by using the tool C:\WINDOWS\Scanregw.exe
Click Start, RUN, type: scanreg

Scanreg configuration files are located in C:\WINDOWS, named as follows;
Scanreg.ini
regback.ini

in regback.ini you can change some settings, such as the amount of backups to keep, where to keep them, which additional dir to backup as well. whether to optimize the registry.

I added another folder for windows to place my backups to, with less clutter makes it easier to locate them, as follows:

Scanreg.ini
;Backup directory where the cabs are stored is
; <windir>&#092;sysbckup by default. Value below overrides it.
; It must be a full path. ex. c:&#092;tmp&#092;backup
;
BackupDirectory=C:&#092;WINDOWS&#092;SYSBCKUP&#092;regback

another note is that if you want to edit the registry, use the regedit program.

OnE^ShoT^OnE^KiLL
07-30-2003, 12:23 PM
iimni fgonna insto&#092;l; the o;d verisoins

locustfurnace
07-31-2003, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by OnE^ShoT^OnE^KiLL@Jul 30 2003, 11:23 AM
iimni fgonna insto&#092;l; the o;d verisoins
I think your keyboard is broke&#33;

locustfurnace
08-01-2003, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by CALM@Jul 10 2003, 08:23 PM
I have NO IDEA HOW TO BACK UP REGISTRY FILES. I really would like to know how to do this.

I had already explained how to back up your registry to you in another posting on this board ( which I am aware you had already read it, this was just to get your attention again&#33;). But i was going through some OLD apps to give to OV, when i seen an app i thought you might want to try
it is called WinRescue, and it is designed for backing up the registry

Registry Crash Protection
Recover from a Crash in Two Minutes&#33;&#33;&#33;
WinRescue backs up the Registry and important configuration files, packs the Registry, troubleshoots problems, provides fivefold protection from system crashes, backs up any and all files that you desire, and much more...
http://www.superwin.com/index.htm

CALM
08-02-2003, 04:05 PM
Cool site&#33; Thanks&#33;
(and it even has cheat-at-solitaire software ;) )
Bookmarked with the rest of &#39;em....
Thanks again, Chris

Visitor
08-06-2003, 05:12 PM
SpywareBlaster

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

It almost brought me from 30 items to 2 or 4. :lol:

Works, really :blink:

AquaHarmony
09-29-2003, 10:16 AM
I have found that if you remove some spyware, KazaA will not work properly. I agree that this extra stuff should be removed. Then I remembered, DUH, KaZaA works off of "spying" to give you those ad monsters.

locustfurnace
09-30-2003, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by AquaHarmony@Sep 29 2003, 09:16 AM
I have found that if you remove some spyware, KazaA will not work properly.* I agree that this extra stuff should be removed.* Then I remembered, DUH, KaZaA works off of "spying" to give you those ad monsters.
a simple, yet time-consuming way to keep using kazaa, and reduce the amount of "spying" performed by kazza is to block the ad sites that they use.

you need to figure out what site address is being used by those ads servers. which you do by shutting down all programs, except for the Kazaa.

you need to monitor all outgoing data requests to those sites.
so you need a network tool to view this for you.

once you have have the sites, you find a text file called HOSTS on your system.
C:&#092;Windows&#092;Hosts
in the hosts file, you will not too much. Just usually a simple listing as so

#
#
127.0.0.1 localhost

this is a loopback IP for your system. because some programs require their servers to use an IP address, this ip address of 127.0.0.1 was assigned for the local file system to use.

how can you use this to block ad sites. VERY SIMPLE
any site who likes to send you an add, such as - for example
http://big-annoying-ad.net
will request the DNS to locate the IP address for this site, which is resolving the URL to IP numeric address. So that the http://big-annoying-ad.net will resolve to 201.13.x.x.
then once resolved, the server sends you an ad.
so, by using the hosts file, you would add the hostname http://big-annoying-ad.net as so.
127.0.0.1 http://big-annoying-ad.net

now, when the site wants to send an ad to you. your computer looks in the hosts file, and see&#39;s that http://big-annoying-ad.net is on the loopback device, or local host filesystem (which it really is not), but we fool the site into believing the adserver is really out loca machine, and since the ads are not on the system, you do not get any ads. you end up with a little box with a red X in it.
currently i have a hosts file with some 24,000 ad sites blocked, by this simple approach.
it is easy, can be "updated" by you in seconds, no need to download another program.
it can also work in the reverse as well.
you can add sites to the host file to help speed up connecting to those site you visit more often.
but the approach is that you do not use the 12.7.0.0.1, you would use the sites real ip address in the listing.
such as

10.0.3.4 my-favorite-site.com

this will now skip the DNS lookup, and make going to web sites alittle faster for those who are listed.

Goslow
09-30-2003, 08:03 AM
;)




http://big-annoying-ad.net/
I tried all these links & not 1 of them took me to your Host File :angry:

& I&#39;ve been mean&#39;n to get on to that so if your a bit slow and need a head start go to The Host With The Most (http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/how_to_use_hosts.html)

locustfurnace
09-30-2003, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Goslow@Sep 30 2003, 07:03 AM
;)




http://big-annoying-ad.net/
I tried all these links & not 1 of them took me to your Host File :angry:

& I&#39;ve been mean&#39;n to get on to that so if your a bit slow and need a head start go to The Host With The Most (http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/how_to_use_hosts.html)
ahhh :o , you did not try those sites did you? (your not supposed to go to MY Hosts file, besides, I have many implementations of them from UNIX, MAC, Win...)


they are examples, made up out of thin-air to fill in the examples.
I thought, after i wrote it, Should i have to post a "DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS THEY DO NOT EXIST, MADE UP FOR EXAMPLES ONLY". then i said no, no one will think they really are real links.

AquaHarmony
10-01-2003, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@Sep 30 2003, 12:07 AM
"you need to monitor all outgoing data requests to those sites.
so you need a network tool to view this for you."


I guess I am not clear on exactly how do I monitor this? Is there a software to monitor this, or will it not be too "techy" that I can do this. All is seems quite simple enough. Thanks for the responses.

locustfurnace
10-01-2003, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by AquaHarmony@Oct 1 2003, 01:02 PM
I guess I am not clear on exactly how do I monitor this? Is there a software to monitor this, or will it not be too "techy" that I can do this. All is seems quite simple enough. Thanks for the responses.
there is ample tools for this. I would recommend a few, but I dont use many that are for the Windows OS. The ones I do use are very "techy", but I think this one might be kind of user-friendly
CommView
http://www.tamos.com/products/commview/

locustfurnace
10-06-2003, 10:06 PM
some spyware programs, some free some shareware


Browser Hijack Blaster protects your system from browser hijackers and spyware that alters your Internet Explorer settings
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/bhblaster.html
Settings Sentry Stop malicous web pages, software and other types of sneakware from changing Internet Explorer settings. Settings Sentry works like a firewall for vulnerable Internet Explorer settings.
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/spybl...ings+sentry.php (http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/spyblocker/settings+sentry.php)
SpywareBlaster doesn&#39;t scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed.
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
IE-SPYAD Restricted Sites List for Internet Explorer
http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm#iespyad
StartPage Guard 2.5FREE, protects from Start Page hi-jacking
http://www.pjwalczak.com/spguard/
Spyware Inoculator, Prevents Spyware from ever being installed
http://camtech2000.net/Pages/Spyware_Inoculator.html
SpySites Plus , cookie scanner, monitor & manager, Restricted Zone manager
http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpyChaser.html
Spy Chaser
http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpyChaser.html
SPYWARE NUKER
http://www.spywarenuker.com/
Spyware Killer
http://www.spywarekiller.net/
SpyCop
http://www.spycop.com/
Xblock
http://www.xblock.com/
SpyFerret will scan your computer for more than 305 of the most notorious spyware / adware programs
http://www.onlinepcfix.com/spyware/spyware.htm
SpyKiller
http://www.spykiller.com/index3.asp?ref=2336
SpybotSD
http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en...n&page=download (http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download)
Spy Sweeper
http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spyswee...p?rc=257&ac=362 (http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php?rc=257&ac=362)
STOPzilla stops Internet spawned popups, "Adware" and "Spyware" spawned popups
http://www.stopzilla.com/site/download_sel...OAID=10136&CID= (http://www.stopzilla.com/site/download_select.asp?AID=10136&S=2&type=DOWNLOAD&topic=&source=&dd=&SID=16380219-20036-10-19-41-33&AAID=&dre=&OAID=10136&CID=)
Zero Popup Killer
http://www.tooto.com/zeropopup.htm
Popup and Privacy Defender
http://www.synergeticsoft.com/



a page you can read, to take control and learn how to prevent and or change a browser, from being hijacked, or fit incase it was.
http://www.geekgirls.com/net_hijacked.htm

locustfurnace
10-11-2003, 04:12 PM
upping page to top, added some new Hi-jacking removal tools and browser tools

peoriafreak
10-15-2003, 05:30 AM
:o AoHell 9.0? Glitchy&#33;&#33;&#33; It looks pretty and it&#39;s really neat when it doesn&#39;t crash. If the 3.5 hour download time doesn&#39;t bother you, go for it.

locustfurnace
10-15-2003, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by peoriafreak@Oct 15 2003, 04:30 AM
:o AoHell 9.0? Glitchy&#33;&#33;&#33; It looks pretty and it&#39;s really neat when it doesn&#39;t crash. If the 3.5 hour download time doesn&#39;t bother you, go for it.
what does that have to do with spyware? Did you post in the wrong thread?
this has nothing to do with AOL.
Besides, go here http://www.tpasoft.com/adbuster/ and use their AOl AD Buster software to block those pesky AOL ads. "TPA Software&#39;s Golden Master Add On for America Online."

Goslow
10-23-2003, 09:35 AM
Freedom of : information for starters

See you later, anti-Gators? (http://news.com.com/2100-1032_3-5095051.html)

locustfurnace
10-24-2003, 01:10 AM
well, if they sue when someone says they are "spyware", just change the term from, "spyware" to "tracking" or "invasive" or "snooping" or even better yet, refer to them as "public announcers", defined as, "software which takes your personal net activites and makes em "public" to the highest bidder"

Goslow
10-30-2003, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@Oct 24 2003, 12:10 AM
you need to log in Goslow, and stop messing with the proxies
I&#39;ve been "messing" with proxies because

The FBI has a new way of tracking terrorists.

They are now able to see every click you make on the internet. Privacy advocates say this is bad, but the FBI says you will never even notice, and it won&#39;t affect the common man at all.

Happy Surfing&#33; (Note: Turn on javascripting if it is off) (http://users.chartertn.net/tonytemplin/FBI_eyes/)

And I dont even have dangerous shoes &#33;&#33;

TheBulbasaurfreak
01-10-2004, 12:54 PM
Thanks for your votes. i still think Spybot is the best&#33;.

Goslow
01-12-2004, 05:44 AM
A couple more freebies so that rates with me (:

Abtrusion Protector keeps track of software you have safely installed on your computer. No other software is allowed to run Whenever you add new software, A. P. has to be told ...Viruses will often try to use some security vulnerability in your e-mail program or in your web-browser to start themselves automatically.
Abtrusion Protector (Personal Edition Free) requires Windows NT 4.0 Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
http://www.abtrusion.com/Downloads/

a2 Free is an anti... (trojans, backdoors, hacktools, batch viruses worms, irc worms, java scripts, webserver scripts, vbs scripts, virus construction kits, denial of service tools (DoS),(DDoS), flooder, keylogger, nuker, sniffer and unix viruses).For Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP and 2003 Server.
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

TheBulbasaurfreak
01-12-2004, 01:45 PM
SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are good.

www.javacoolsoftware.com

locustfurnace
01-12-2004, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by Goslow@Jan 12 2004, 05:44 AM
Abtrusion Protector keeps track of software you have safely installed on your computer. No other software is allowed to run Whenever you add new software,
Test-Run (http://dogkennels.gq.nu/testrun/) FREE, Protects the Registry while testing new software. Test-RUN provides a Separate Registry especially for testing trial programs. After testing a program, you can switch back to your normal Registry and install it, or uninstall it before switching back. TEST-RUN is very easy to use, and provides you with a visual reminder when you have the special test Registry in place.

gamemaster1545
06-16-2004, 01:05 PM
look, if its a spyware program u what then use syybot AND ad-aware,
They are crap alone but together, these programs will remove ALL spyware :ph34r:

locustfurnace
06-18-2004, 02:40 PM
Get cwshredder and Hijack This here. To remove the CoolWebSearch Trojan.
If when shutting down your computer, it stalls and produces and error stating, "Waiting for Win Min to close" and never shutdowns, this will indicate your infected with the trojan.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/about.html

Guest
06-18-2004, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@Jun 18 2004, 01:40 PM
Get cwshredder and Hijack This here. To remove the CoolWebSearch Trojan.
If when shutting down your computer, it stalls and produces and error stating, "Waiting for Win Min to close" and never shutdowns, this will indicate your infected with the trojan.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/about.html
what if it just stalls saying my anti virus stalls and takes a while to shut down , is this a virus ? and one of my ainti virus detected a trojan hourse in my temp internet files , and i cleared it , would it still be in there?

locustfurnace
06-18-2004, 05:42 PM
What you should do is copy the exact error message, paste into google, make sure to quote it such as, "antivirus stalls bla bla bla."
If it has been reported before, then you should find an answer.

Do a control|alt|del to see what is all running. Its possible something is running that should not be. kill the process.
Run the spyware checks on the system, see if it discovers any.
Make sure you update to the latest for each spyware app. Does no good running outdated definitions.
Is the anti-vris app set to scan on shutdown? If so, might not be a problem, just normal operations of the program.
Alot of the times the trojan is &#39;in use&#39; and can not be deleted. So you would not be able to clear it. You can track it down and delete in via DOS. But only if you can use DOS.
Try to quarantine the trojan. If possible.

Guest
06-19-2004, 05:43 PM
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security.../fwantispy.html (http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security/fwantispy.html) freeware apps http://www.firewallguide.com/spyware.htm lists info on spyware and trojans also check out http://www.spychecker.com/ always worth a read

Goslow
07-17-2004, 07:56 PM
8 for the price of 1 )

All-in-One SECRETMAKER (http://www.secretmaker.com/) combines 8 powerful tools in 1 freeware software package
is fully functional freeware, without any limitations, ads or required registering.
secretmakersetup.exe,OS: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP,version 3.9.4,file size 914kb

Kazza-Matazaa
07-18-2004, 12:11 AM
*Sigh*

Ad-aware 6.181

Vs

Spybot S&D 1.3



First scan with Adaware updated fully: 81 objects found

Spybot S&D updated fully: 8 objects found


I use ad-aware because i like the way it kills spyware and it just suits me better.
Spybot always crashes for me. Ive never liked it.

So ad-aware definately for me

cableguy
07-22-2004, 03:04 PM
What i think about the best spyware program is Pestcontrol or Spybot search and Destory..... Pestcontrol updates are good..........IF YOU CAN&#39;T REMOVE A SPYWARE PROGRAM, and you use Windows XP Pro or Home edition..... USe System REstore that will restore to the perviuos state.........but it has to be turned on if not you have to use the spyware scanners.........


Also if you are infected by COOLWEBSEARCH use the CWS shedder, the problems are that your homepage get changed all the time... or popups........internet preformance slowdown. this is the link to download it.........scan it and see if infected...ifso click fix it.......that should fix it .... :D

cableguy
07-22-2004, 03:06 PM
Soory forgot to put in the link.... http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html


Read all of that sytuff and see how to use it

cableguy
07-22-2004, 03:08 PM
First time i using Ad-ware i got only 250 but when i used Pestscontrol i got 1952 pyware crap on my computer.... that is a big diffence..........

cableguy
07-22-2004, 03:10 PM
You guys better watch out for spyware programs that give you spyware...... like those ones from Coolwwebsearch, they get you links to remove them but they give you more crap and trojons

Guest
07-24-2004, 02:02 AM
Ad-aware forever

Sybot never

&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

dank
07-24-2004, 08:52 AM
I only use Hijackthis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip). I&#39;ve been noticing spyware code-monkeys are hard at work, making fun new viruses (spyware) every second...and alot of the time Ad-Aware and Spybot can&#39;t remove all the spyware. So I prefer to manually remove whenever possible. I have more confidence in myself than I do in Ad-Aware and Spybot.

pun
07-24-2004, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Goslow@Jan 12 2004, 05:44 AM
a2 Free is an anti... (trojans, backdoors, hacktools, batch viruses* worms, irc worms, java scripts, webserver scripts, vbs scripts, virus construction kits, denial of service tools (DoS),(DDoS), flooder, keylogger, nuker, sniffer and unix viruses).For Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP and 2003 Server.

Just a little note Anti-Trojan 5.5.421 is now freeware. (It is an earlier version of a2 personal)

Download the Anti-Trojan 5.5.421 program here:Anti-Trojan 5.5.421 (http://www.listsoft.com/programs/8188/?fileid=4)

If having problems downloading close the error message box and look for this link at the top: (I got the error message several times before I could download. I will look for alternate links for this progam and edit them into this post if I find them)

If download will not start in 10 seconds, please click this link and click it

Other working links:

Working Link 2 (http://zgstock.com/88/soft/down.asp?id=115&no=2)

Working Link 3 (http://zgstock.com/88/soft/down.asp?id=115&no=3)

Working Link 4 (http://zgstock.com/88/soft/down.asp?id=115&no=5)

Working Link 5 (http://zgstock.com/88/soft/down.asp?id=115&no=6)

Working Link 6 (http://zgstock.com/88/soft/down.asp?id=115&no=7)

After downloading visit this site: http://www.anti-trojan.net/

Here you&#39;ll find the developer&#39;s statement that this is now freeware. At the bottom of this page the devoloper has included a KeyGen for you to create a serial to be able to register and use this program.

(One of the few legal KeyGens on the web LOL)

locustfurnace
07-24-2004, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by pun@Jul 24 2004, 03:08 PM
Just a little note Anti-Trojan 5.5.421 is now freeware. (It is an earlier version of a2 personal)

Take note, although it is free, it may not be useful for complete trojan removal.



Customers, who bought Anti-Trojan can get a free unlock code for Anti-Trojan here to be able to use it. The software is therefore freeware now. But no signature updates will be published for Anti-Trojan in the future.

The Dude
07-30-2004, 08:22 AM
Originally posted by The_Muffin_Man@Jul 26 2003, 07:54 PM
I heard that AOL v9 is coming out with its very own built-in firewall. They released a beta of AOL9 if anyone feels like giving an opinion about it.

I would download it but...I hate AOL.
AOL http://www.webhostingtalk.com/images/smilies/puke.gif http://www.webhostingtalk.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

chester_ting
08-01-2004, 12:02 AM
Originally posted by The Dude+Jul 30 2004, 07:22 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The Dude @ Jul 30 2004, 07:22 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--The_Muffin_Man@Jul 26 2003, 07:54 PM
I heard that AOL v9 is coming out with its very own built-in firewall. They released a beta of AOL9 if anyone feels like giving an opinion about it.

I would download it but...I hate AOL.
AOL http://www.webhostingtalk.com/images/smilies/puke.gif http://www.webhostingtalk.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif [/b][/quote]
haha&#33; I couldn&#39;t agree more

Take Maxthon for a test drive B)

TheBulbasaurfreak
08-07-2004, 01:21 PM
Here is a HiJack This Log analyser Website:

http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english

Guest
08-07-2004, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by TheBulbasaurfreak@Aug 7 2004, 12:21 PM
Here is a HiJack This Log analyser Website:

http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
thought you would have to add content on the p2p stuff, this has been covered many many times give it a rest

pun
04-06-2005, 11:28 AM
SpywareBlaster 3.3

Author: Javacool Software
Date: 2005-03-10
Size: 2.4 Mb
License: Freeware
Requires: Win All

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2859.html

Editors Note: If you receive an error that files are missing when starting SpywareBlaster, please download the Microsoft Visual Basic Run Time files. These files are required for any program that was coded in Visual Basic and are often not included to make the download small. If you have never downloaded a program that needed these files, you may not have them installed. Its a small, safe download and something you may need again later.

SpywareBlaster doesn&#39;t scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed.

Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends&#33;

The most important step you can take is to secure your system and SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.

It&#39;s main features include:
- Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
- Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
- Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.

SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web. And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.

SpywareBlaster is freeware for personal and educational use.

The version adds Firefox 0.9 support and fixes several bugs.

Guest
04-07-2005, 03:18 AM
just run spybot and adaware in tandem for a complete clean up never been anything better praps never will be

locustfurnace
04-07-2005, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by Guest@Apr 7 2005, 02:18 AM
just run spybot and adaware in tandem for a complete clean up never been anything better praps never will be
You forgot the current trend of running those 2, and &#39;Cwshredder&#39;.

Guest
04-07-2005, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by locustfurnace+Apr 7 2005, 03:25 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (locustfurnace @ Apr 7 2005, 03:25 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Guest@Apr 7 2005, 02:18 AM
just run spybot and adaware in tandem for a complete clean upĀ* never been anything better praps never will be
You forgot the current trend of running those 2, and &#39;Cwshredder&#39;. [/b][/quote]
i go with what works well not with the current trend i dont rate cw shredder

Goslow
04-07-2005, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@page2,this thread
10.0.3.4 my-favorite-site.com
this will now skip the DNS lookup, and make going to web sites alittle faster for those who are listed.(since the thread got bumped)Some old version news for slow readers (http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,66853,00.html)

locustfurnace
04-07-2005, 09:24 AM
It&#39;s not a fad, running cwshredder.
Cwshredder is used to remove Coolwebssearch. Which actually inhibits spyware removers from being able to run. Coolwebssearch, closes several anti-spyware apps when you try to open them. Also, &#39;hijack this&#39; stops from another annoyance, that of web browser hijacking, also, not covered in your standard spyware removers.

Now, before you can begin to scan for spyware, which may be disabled, you need to remove the locks on your spyware removers. This is how spyware creators have begun to cripple the effectiveness of spyware removers.

jake
04-27-2005, 01:16 PM
Microsoft Anti-Spyware for sure&#33; :D

n0isH
04-28-2005, 05:04 PM
I use hitman pro, it&#39;s adaware, spybot, spywareblaster en some other programs in one. he also sends a report of not known spyware etc. to the main server so they can make an update and then you can get rid of them too =)

jake
04-28-2005, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by n0isH@Apr 28 2005, 04:04 PM
I use hitman pro, it&#39;s adaware, spybot, spywareblaster en some other programs in one. he also sends a report of not known spyware etc. to the main server so they can make an update and then you can get rid of them too =)
I&#39;ll have to try that&#33;

Guest
05-10-2005, 05:09 PM
Spyware Doctor is a great spyware blocker and it has a nice interface. Other than that Microsoft Anti-Spyware is top notch, I suggest teaming them up. The only negative is that Spyware Doctor isn&#39;t free.

guest_Onehappygunner
06-14-2005, 05:08 AM
Re: Armor2net personal firewall
But is it any good Locust? Ive been to the homepage and it looks fair enough, im running Zone Alarm Pro at the minute but the idea of having instant notification of unwanted apps trying to installs or access sounds like a winner to me, so if anyone can give me a comparison between the two products id be very grateful. thanks :)

Onehappygunner
06-14-2005, 05:16 AM
I used to use SpySweeper v3 but switched to Aluria, its found loads of stuff that SS v3 didnt and my pc runs a hell of a lot quicker now.

locustfurnace
06-14-2005, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by guest_Onehappygunner@Jun 14 2005, 04:08 AM
Re: Armor2net personal firewall
But is it any good Locust?
Any good at packet filtering, Yes, most Firewalls are, packet filtering for home users is bascially very simple to accomplish.
The Armour2Net package combines the packet filtering, spyware cleaner.
Its fairly stright forward to use. If someone wants a firewall but really has no desire to learn the internals or bother configuring much on the firewall, then this app should suit ones needs well.

Onehappygunner
06-14-2005, 08:49 PM
nice one locust, think ill give it a go :)

scripttron75
07-12-2005, 04:32 PM
how do you clean out the .INDEX file??? :o

locustfurnace
07-12-2005, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by scripttron75@Jul 12 2005, 03:32 PM
how do you clean out the .INDEX file??? :o
Do you mean the Index.dat file? or which one in particular?
If you still have an older version of Windows, you can remove any file, simply boot into DOS, and remove the file.

Mombo
07-17-2005, 03:46 PM
The bottom line is that no 1 product does it all, my experience in the PC repair business is when I get a badly infected PC in the shop is It takes at least 3-6 different products to get the PC fully cleaned. I use Spybot, AdAware, Microsoft anti spyware beta, (I hear pest patrol is excellent also) for cleaning adware, malware, spyware. I use a good antivirus of choice(Symantec) for viruses and then Last but not least a full system scan with TDS3 for trojans. I also notice that mal-ware sometimes installs itself as a windows "service" and must be shut down prior to cleaning, or it just reinstalls itself.

the gaffer
07-17-2005, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Mombo@Jul 17 2005, 02:46 PM
I use a good antivirus of choice(Symantec) for viruses
but even then all antivirus is not perfect,i used to have symantec av but have found viruses in files i burnt to discs for backups from that machine and they were found by avg free antivirus when i tried to install them from the cds.

locustfurnace
07-17-2005, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Mombo@Jul 17 2005, 02:46 PM
I also notice that mal-ware sometimes installs itself as a windows "service" and must be shut down prior to cleaning, or it just reinstalls itself.
An example why a DOS anti-virus programs, such as F-Prot, works well. Can be run on a floppy or bootable CD. Reboot the system on the floppy/CD and run the anti-virus app.
There are several bootable CD&#39;s available which come packed with very useful tools these days for repairing a system, such as UBCD (http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/)