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Spyware, malware and drive by down loads

By zlitocook ·
Ok I have been around awhile and know how to fix a lot of problems. I help and train people in a large company and help them to understand what to look for in internet problems.
Like phising, email links and browser add on's.
I fix a lot of computers that are personal not company owned because I feel it is in the best interest of all. If every one that uses computers were up to date with information about problems and know how to patch their computers. There would not be as many problems as we have now.
Now for the question what programs and fixes do you use to clean and patch computers that you work on?
I still use my favorites like Spybot search and destroy ADaware, CCleaner, and spyware blaster and yes the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.
I have found that Malware bytes software will remove the security warning that some get about their computer is infected and they need to click and down load that software.
I still use a live CD to back up and clean computers but it seems that it is getting harder to do because of the new attacks.

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one NOT to use

by Dr Dij In reply to Spyware, malware and driv ...

I saw ads on TV for finallyfast.com.

I searched for +finallyfast +scam

appears they are a scam site

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Not a scam site per se

by NickNielsen In reply to one NOT to use

But definitely not something I'd recommend. I've already told several of my neighbors who asked that they can do the same thing on their own without shelling out all that money. There's an excellent review and commentary on Associated Content: http://tinyurl.com/5ffwc4

What I found most interesting about those ads was that all the PCs appear to be Apples of one form or another. Check out the BSOD on the iMac! :^0

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by .Martin. In reply to Not a scam site per se

score one against the Mac fanboys with their 'we don't get BSOD'

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I suspect that's an editing trick

by NickNielsen In reply to Woot!

Macs don't get the BSOD as such. The BSOD was most likely inserted in post-production.

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by .Martin. In reply to Spyware, malware and driv ...
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by .Martin. In reply to Spyware, malware and driv ...

other than those you already said, I give AVG a go... sometimes works :)

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Ilegal Downloads

by sgvmail In reply to Spyware, malware and driv ...

By constantly updating my AOL spyware protection I was able to block out and quarantine most of that stuff. Norton also seems to work if you keep it updated. Other than AOL I am not sure what other isp's have developed.

More and more people are taking invaders to court. No one has a right to download any kind of file on to your computer without your permission.

Write down file names,addresses,see a lawyer,and make a claim for damages.

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Two GREAT removal tools

by wbcostas In reply to Spyware, malware and driv ...

My daughter had her wallpaper and display properties hijacked...desktop and screensaver tabs missing...XP Media Center Edition 2005. I tried all the regulars, Spybot S&D, Adaware CCleaner, Spyware Doctor, etc. NONE worked. Then I found these two: Super AntiSpyware FREE Edition,


and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware downloaded version - not purchased yet


I ran them both and the problem was gone. If you or someone you know has a problem, run these first. May save a LOT of time.

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