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Old 12-01-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Thanks, Tek. I deleted about three things- had a google tool bar and a smiley central, which I don't even know what that is....

Will see how it goes. I have AVG and spybot installed.

Oops, no, just went down again. I will have to reconnect to post this e-mail.


I did a print screen of my uninstall menu, but it is so small- I've pasted it on a word document, but I doubt you can make out the names. Will see if a DM will allow an attachment.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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After removing items reboot. Some will remain in RAM until you do.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Okay, now I am totally freaked...I just found out that spybot was not active. So I ran a scan and there were 13 threats, which I fiixed. BUT...in looking at the programs that it was scanning through really fast, it looks like I have porn and gambling files on my computer.... these were scanned by, did not go to the infected area. How do I identify all of them and get rid of them. Also, I did see a bearshare file go by and kazaa, but neither showed up on the install/remove program areas when I looked before I ran spybot.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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In Spybot check for updates download and install all.

Immunize - there's a button, but you have to click a second button on the Immunize screen

Download Adaware. It finds some things Spybot doesn't. Update!!

Don't forget the on line scans. They are more current than PC-based ones because there are no updates to download and run.

Are you getting any pop-ups? If not, and you use Internet Explorer, check under the Tools menu for pop-up blocker and turn it off. See if you start getting warnings about viruses and other junk in pop-ups, either as dialog boxes and/or fakes ads on web sites.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I just updated it and it is scanning now- 6 more threats detected and it's only halfway through.

I have pop-ups blocked. Will unblock. If I get those warnings, what do I do.

Tec- I really appreciate all the hand-holding... here I thought I had all kinds of protection and I was quite wrong. I can't believe that my passwords and things haven't been stolen.

How do I find and delete the porn and gambling files? Where would they be located?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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Let SpyBot finish first and see if it catches the porn and gambling. Run the adaware also - I know I keep harping on this, but you really do need to run both.

We'll get to the pop-ups if you get them. Until then don't worry about that part.

As for passwords: Most of the junk that gets through won't get those things.

Do you have a firewall? Not the Windows firewall and not a router, but something like ZoneAlarm?

You're welcome. I consider this a challenge. One I expect us to win. The majority of computer users don't realize how much of this carp they get because they don't have protection. It's unfortunate, but Internet users now require electronic condoms.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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Electronic condoms- ouch....

Okay, it's still running and I have six people coming for dinner in an hour and a half. I'll let it finish and then do the other things you mentioned later tonight.

Thanks again.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Tek_Freek, are you as familiar with Macs? I did all this condom stuff on my Dell; but never on this Mac.

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Let SpyBot finish first and see if it catches the porn and gambling. Run the adaware also - I know I keep harping on this, but you really do need to run both.

We'll get to the pop-ups if you get them. Until then don't worry about that part.

As for passwords: Most of the junk that gets through won't get those things.

Do you have a firewall? Not the Windows firewall and not a router, but something like ZoneAlarm?

You're welcome. I consider this a challenge. One I expect us to win. The majority of computer users don't realize how much of this carp they get because they don't have protection. It's unfortunate, but Internet users now require electronic condoms.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Enjoy dinner, HIF. Hope your problems get solved today.


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Electronic condoms- ouch....

Okay, it's still running and I have six people coming for dinner in an hour and a half. I'll let it finish and then do the other things you mentioned later tonight.

Thanks again.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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Tek_Freek, are you as familiar with Macs? I did all this condom stuff on my Dell; but never on this Mac.
No, not at all.

You should start a new thread with this as the subject. I'd wager someone can help. If not and you are an eBay user they have a computer and networking forum where you might get help.
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