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12-08-2004 01:23 PM  13 years agoPost 1
dariof

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So much talk about Spyware.

Where can I get this anti-spyware software from the web? Is there any good stuff out thre that is free, or does it all come with a price?

I am looking for a good web site so I can finally (I never have checked) check my computer.

No, this is not is response to the accusations throws at Mark. I don't believe that to be true, but I am relatively certain ther companies have spyware on my computer.

Thanks for your help.

Best Regards, Dario

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12-08-2004 01:28 PM  13 years agoPost 2
rogers259

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Dariof,

Look up Ad-Aware and download it...Im running it on all my computers and it does a great job preventing and removing spyware.

Matt

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12-08-2004 01:37 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Drunk Monk

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http://www.lavasoftusa.com


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-08-2004 01:38 PM  13 years agoPost 4
dariof

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Right now I am running Spy-Bot. It was a free download. It is scannng my syste, at this time.

ANything I should be careful of here? It was recommended by COnsumer Reports, but who knows???

Best Regards, Dario

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12-08-2004 01:41 PM  13 years agoPost 5
rogers259

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Dariof,

I ran spybot before i got Ad-Aware....it doesnt get rid or detect half the stuff Ad-Aware does. Drunk Monk posted the link to the down load page for it...its free to download and use.

Matt

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12-08-2004 01:49 PM  13 years agoPost 6
dariof

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Okay. I ran Spy-Bot and it fixed 14 of 15 problems. I have no idea what they were, but I rebooted and all is well thus far (that doesn't mean I won't find something that doesn't work in the future).

I am now going to download Ad-Aware as advised. So, I'll have two programs on my system and will run them every couple of days or so.

I wish Norton would come up with something like their anti-virus stuff. I have used them for years, and since I have been using NAV, have never had a virus get through. Plenty intercepted, but never getting through.

Best Regards, Dario

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12-08-2004 01:53 PM  13 years agoPost 7
dariof

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Okay..Ad-Aware is scanning now. It says "Deep-Scannning Local Registry."

I always get nervous playing with the registry file, but it's fun to watch the scanning processes.

Best Regards, Dario

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12-08-2004 01:56 PM  13 years agoPost 8
rogers259

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Actually Norton system works is how i found out that Spy Bot wasnt getting all the spyware. I kept getting the anti-virus software yelling at me about spyware and couldnt figure out why. I kept running spybot and it kept telling me i had nothing on my computer. downloaded Ad Aware SE and found about 200 instances of spyware.

I still keep spybot on the system and run both of them. But mostly i use the Ad Aware software. Im sure between the two you should be able to maintain a realativly spyware free system.

HTH,
Matt

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12-08-2004 02:06 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Drunk Monk

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Ran adaware on a customers computer last night and found 1265 items of spyware . No wonder they were having problems


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-08-2004 02:50 PM  13 years agoPost 10
dariof

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Finished. Found 3 threats, which were given a threat assesment level of 3. I removed them in spite of the low risk...just because.

WHen I boot up, I get an error message pertaining to a Wild Tangent .dll file saying a particular file can't be found.

Error Loading: c:\program files\wildtangent\apps\cda\cdaengine0400.dll

NAV and one-button check-up did not fix the problem.

I believe all the sytem is saying is it can't find a file that is being made reference to somewhere else. THis happened after I used Spy-Bot the 1st time I deleted some spy ware junk.

Best Regards, Dario

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12-08-2004 03:03 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Drunk Monk

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Do a search in google and it will come up with some references to wildtangent. Basically it brings up advertisments all the time. If you are getting a message saying that it can't find the dll then it means that the program isn't running, which is good. You can go to the run prompt and type msconfig to bring up the system configuration utility, go into the startup tab and look for the line that is trying to run wildtangent.dll, just remove the tick next to it, reboot and you shouldn't have any more problems.


Stephen

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12-08-2004 03:15 PM  13 years agoPost 12
dariof

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THanks Drunk Monk. You're suggestion worked.

Best Regards, Dario

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12-08-2004 03:16 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Drunk Monk

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My bill is in the post


Stephen

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12-08-2004 03:18 PM  13 years agoPost 14
PaulH-MA

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Actually SpyBot S&D and Ad-Aware catch different things. As they are both free, you should have the latest version of both. Any time I go to a client's site, I install both of those and AVG AntiVirus (also free) if they don't already have any protection.

--Paul

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12-08-2004 07:20 PM  13 years agoPost 15
HS748

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This is the best site i have found forr virtually ALL computer related problems.

Check out the "security" from for information on spyware removal, virus protection, etc!


http://forums.techguy.org/

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