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Offline slavemarkiraTopic starter

spyware and othe computer annoyances
« on: December 27, 2005, 01:31:42 AM »
Damn all makers of spyware and adware and browser hijackers to each and every circle and version of Hell ever conceived!

Offline Lilac

Re: spyware and othe computer annoyances
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005, 06:07:21 AM »
Perhaps we should set up a hijackthis thread in the U area?

It seems most large forums have them.

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Re: spyware and othe computer annoyances
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2005, 07:06:23 PM »
Damn all makers of spyware and adware and browser hijackers to each and every circle and version of Hell ever conceived!

Running Microsoft's Anti-Spy, and Lavasoft's Ad-Aware usually keeps these annoyances down to a very low level.  Sometimes you have to start in Safe Mode if your system is thoroughly infected.

But I agree, people who write this stuff should be in prison.

Offline ZK

Re: spyware and othe computer annoyances
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2005, 04:13:20 PM »
Some people have even written programs that replicate itself and adapts with change.

Some of the spyware programs, the original creator hasn't touched it in such a while! It simply evolves and evolves.

Just like a pesky virus. >.<

Offline Natalie C. Barney

Re: spyware and othe computer annoyances
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005, 05:03:41 PM »
I had an auto-dialer spyware call a 900# to London and they charged me $50 (I refuted it). They seemed to blame me fior some other idiot doing something damned illegal. I think the government should REQUIRE all computers sold have free updatable spyware, antivirus and fire wall protection that is updatable for the life of the computer. A basic level at least! Hell you by a house or rent an apartment it comes with locks and doors why NOT PC's?

Fortunately I'm smarter this time and have free spyware from AOL, a firewall and antivirus from a reliable source online free (is a non-commercial version of each but good for basic protection) and am careful where I surf. I also son't open ANY e-mails unless I'm SURE where they originated from. Pretty sad these people have to hurt a good thing for everyone.

Offline slavemarkiraTopic starter

Re: spyware and othe computer annoyances
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005, 07:32:49 PM »
See, I take all those precautions too.  But they're always making newer and peskier programs to slip through.