View Full Version : Please Protect Your Computer (and this website)
03-28-2005, 02:45 PM
When you guys are posting away, and you see strange links appearing in the thread, please notify one of us IMMEDIATELY. I highly recommend that the first user in the neverending story thread to notice they had links appearing after posting should reboot in safe mode and run some spyware checkers.
03-28-2005, 04:27 PM
Adaware takes care of that problem y'all... its free and kills all your adware and spyware.....google it.
Here is a link to Adaware. Everyone should run this software on their computer every few weeks. Its important to protect yourself from being exploited by spamming and black hat advertisers.
(http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) Download Adaware from Download.com (http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5)
04-06-2005, 03:37 PM
Just as a heads-up to add onto this... I had weird links coming up when I would type in certain phrases that some virus software would recognize. It got worse and worse until my computer wouldn't turn on. I just got it back from being fixed, so I would strongly strongly strongly recommend checking up on yours before you lose all your hard drive.
04-06-2005, 04:21 PM
Everyone should have at least one of the following or a simialr product. These are all free and easy to use
Ad aware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/) - Hompage
or just download it here (http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10319876.html)
Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) - Homepage
or just download it here (http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10289035.html)
Microsoft Anit Spyware (beta) (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx) - Homepage
and I don't think i can directly link you because you have to go through some sort of validation process.
Try to ran a scan with one of these AT LEAST once a week.
Of course there's always the ones that you can pay for like norton but often these work better with detecting spyware then norton.
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