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Madame Manga
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#1 Posted on 7.1.04 2314.11
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http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

This is for those evil little browser boxes that pop up telling you to click Yes to install someone's spyware disguised as "Comet Cursor" or "enhancements" to IE. Regular popup stoppers like the Google program I use can't prevent them. This freeware program seems to work well so far. It's also supposed to keep spyware already lurking on your machine from operating.

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#2 Posted on 8.1.04 1510.36
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Ad-Aware by Lavasoft works very well at cleaning your computer of spyware.

http://www.lavasoft.nu/
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#3 Posted on 9.1.04 2043.25
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I believe Mozilla does that too... if not, there's a component that lets you block those, and Flash ads.

In other news, I need to get my comp set up. I'd forgotten how much I loathe MSN Explorer. >_<
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#4 Posted on 13.1.04 1203.09
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Mozilla Firebird is yo daddy.

In IE, under Security, you can disable or force prompts for various ActiveX controls. The only problem is that many bloated sites simply don't work without ActiveX, and if you set it to Prompt, you get multiple hit-yes-to-continue boxes on each page that are almost as annoying as the popups.
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#5 Posted on 13.1.04 1315.11
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    I believe Mozilla does that too...


Mozilla/Firebird/Netscape/etc don't support ActiveX controls at all, so there's no risk of a malicious one being installed. It does however block regular pop-up ads and the like.
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#6 Posted on 14.1.04 0141.25
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Before this little program entered my life, I was having to disable active x controls and such to prevent the installatin of spyware, as well as to prevent flash ads. I LOVE this program. Now I can surf ad free, popup free, and all without the fear of a shitty spyware applet putting itself on my system.

Once again, thanks, I owe you my life now.
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#7 Posted on 14.1.04 1855.39
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I can vouch for Adaware 6.0 and Spybot. Both have caught HUNDREDS of potential spyware doohickeys on my computer...Tucows has both I believe...
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#8 Posted on 14.1.04 1915.36
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I just fixed a long nagging issue on my laptop using HijackThis. It found a bunch of hosts entries for common sites that were gumming up my browsing. Yahoo used to take 10-15 seconds per page, now it's down to sub second again.

Looks like at some point I loaded something that was trying to hijack ad-views and replace with their own ads. It's gone now though
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#9 Posted on 14.1.04 2351.09
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I accidentally loaded spyware onto my system only once (the yes/no question was rigged, so if you clicked NO it INSTALLED) and that was more than enough, dammit. Hubby gripes if I mention alternate browsers, so since this machine is community property, my only choice is utilities that fix the holes in IE. I perform daily obeisance to those who write and distribute them.

And I tell Hubby to stay the hell away from porn sites, since they are notorious for back-door invasions. If I can't have Mozilla...

MM
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#10 Posted on 15.1.04 1221.35
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    Originally posted by Madame Manga
    ...I tell Hubby to stay the hell away from porn sites, since they are notorious for back-door invasions.


Well there's a loaded out-of-context quote for you.
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#11 Posted on 15.1.04 1630.23
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    Originally posted by Madame Manga
    I accidentally loaded spyware onto my system only once (the yes/no question was rigged, so if you clicked NO it INSTALLED) and that was more than enough, dammit. Hubby gripes if I mention alternate browsers, so since this machine is community property, my only choice is utilities that fix the holes in IE. I perform daily obeisance to those who write and distribute them.

    And I tell Hubby to stay the hell away from porn sites, since they are notorious for back-door invasions. If I can't have Mozilla...

    MM


You should still give AdAware 6.0 a run. Bet you'd be surprised....
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#12 Posted on 15.1.04 1630.32
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
      Originally posted by Madame Manga
      ...I tell Hubby to stay the hell away from porn sites, since they are notorious for back-door invasions.


    Well there's a loaded out-of-context quote for you.


Couldn't resist... so I moved 'em to the bio. That, MoeGates bemoaning the state of anal love... you try picking between them.
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#13 Posted on 16.1.04 0031.12
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
      Originally posted by Guru Zim
        Originally posted by Madame Manga
        ...I tell Hubby to stay the hell away from porn sites, since they are notorious for back-door invasions.


      Well there's a loaded out-of-context quote for you.


    Couldn't resist... so I moved 'em to the bio. That, MoeGates bemoaning the state of anal love... you try picking between them.


I kinda figured you fellows would get the joke, and I see I was right. ;-)

MM
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