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    Spyware (parasites) getting worst every day

    As a Network Administrator I have to deal all the time with users having spyware and such. But today, I visited a page with pop up windows and I have no clue as to how, but I got my browser hijacked.
    Anyhow, I was amused that I am pretty carefull and still one got installed in mine (Of course Ad aware got rid of it)

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    I hope you are using more than just ad-aware....

    you need to run spybot as well as bazooka spyware scanner and you should use spysweeper.

    This is still not enough.

    You have update each programs definitions before scanning.

    I have found tons of crap the others forgot to notify me about.

    I may make a spyware cleaning thread on the weekend.

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    just my Opinion but Bazooka is crap.

    I have/use

    spybot
    adaware
    pest patrol - not too sure about this one
    spysweeper
    spywareblaster
    anti hacker trojan expert - testing it
    Last edited by lynchknot; April 20th, 2004 at 00:47 AM.

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    just my Opinion but Bazooka is crap.
    I have to put bazooka in there because it found 5 running programs after doing a full scan with ad-aware and spybot.

    Bazooka won't uninstall them but will bring up a webpage that explains how to.

    You are lucky to be spyware free lynch.....
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    It's the other way around for me with bazooka - I would say webroots is one of the best

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    I may make a spyware cleaning thread on the weekend.
    That would be great egg, hope it dispells the myths of spyware etc

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    spyware is our #1 call driver/problem causer right now...

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    Mywebsearch is the one that gives us trouble at work
    because we use Intranet and guess what? Stu^% Browser Hijacker tries to look for the page on the Internet.
    I got my Spyware problem fixed. I found the registry key it loaded in loops, so even if I disabled it it came back. I think I will post the setting tomorrow. Anyhow, I fixed it pretty good and I didn't need no extra program. I FORMATED

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    Ahh format, the best anti-spyware anti-virus utility :d

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    it also fixes bad dll, bad system files, and applications misbehaving

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site
    That would be great egg, hope it dispells the myths of spyware etc
    I have created the spyware removal thread and I have stuck with all free programs.

    webroot is great and worth the download.

    here is the thread,
    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9739

    cheers
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    Cheers Egg, good reading.

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