View Poll Results: Is your compter secure from spyware?

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  • my computer is secured so don't ask

    9 69.23%
  • I'm shocked to find that I have been invaded.

    2 15.38%
  • spybot and ad-aware missed some

    2 15.38%
  • More ads the better, bring it on!!!

    1 7.69%
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Thread: spyware leaks onto your computer? check and see...

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    spyware leaks onto your computer? check and see...

    Spyware is driving me nuts

    went to a website that made 20 popups on my computer and was surprised to see a spyware install right in front of my eyes on my computer that actually showed a progress meter notifying me how long it took to install

    the reallity the download was to show you (i think.?..) how easy spyware can invade your computer.

    after scanning and removing the many ad server software, keyloggers, data minors etc.. from my computer i proceeded to windows update to update my computer


    after I got all the critical updates for my operating system I went back to find popup hell and still got the spyware installed again.

    my version of windowsxp is useless and will not protect me from abuse spies and advertisers.

    i next installed a firewall and i no longer feel safe


    do you think your computer is safe?

    download this and see.
    Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner v1.13.01

    Some people believe that inorder to install programs on your computer you need to press the ok or cancel button when prompted at any internet website

    the truth is that you do not need to press or see anything on your computer for a website or ad banner to inject a setup installation in your temp folder and silently install anthing they want without your permission or interaction..

    do you feel safe?
    answer the poll whith your thoughts and outcome after scanning your computer and report your results about any program you found that can remove it


    cheers
    egghead
    Last edited by egghead; March 15th, 2004 at 03:38 AM.
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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    I try to take preventative measures as well as running Ad-Aware and Spybot...I've been using Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard on 5 systems for over a year now and they seem to keep me safe. But like any good anti virus, You have to keep them updated.

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Stop visiting those Porn Sites egghead!

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    Nobody knows I'm a dog. TZ Veteran petard's Avatar
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    I use MS-DOS 3.2, what are pop-ups?
    :-)

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    Stop visiting those Porn Sites egghead!
    the bad part of this new advertising age is the fact that these programs are getting installed from more and more legit websites with no warning to surfers

    bazooka spy scanner will scan for all known spyware and adware and will alert you to what is on your computer.

    ad-aware and spybot do not notify you of some spyware and i think because they cannot remove tem yet

    bazooka only reports what you have but does not have an engine to remve what it finds

    it will tell you the steps to remove the spyware but it is not easy.

    Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner detects a multitude of spyware, adware, trojan, keylogger, foistware and trackware components; sources of irritation that antivirus software does not deal with. The scanning process will only take about two seconds and tell you how to uninstall the invasive threat using simple step-by-step instructions or put you in contact with the vendor for the most up-to-date and safe uninstall instructions.

    Download it here

    start the program and check for updates and scan your computer.

    pron?

    is that what they poke me with?

    hehe

    cheers
    Last edited by egghead; March 15th, 2004 at 06:06 AM.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    I don't understand ? Bazooka says it can detect 460+ items, SpySweeper for example says 21,459 with the latest update.

    Where's a link to the spyware installing popup hell your talking about ?

    [edit] Bazooka says I'm clean, guess SpyBot & SpySweeper are doing a nice job.
    Last edited by FastGame; March 15th, 2004 at 12:22 PM.

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    I fixed the GUID that media player tries to track you with. Thanks Egghead.

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    well with the wife and kids on my pc I get tons but I have spysweeper scheduled to run in the wee morning hrs. but gotta say that spysweeper while using windows washer takes care of all the junk.



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