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Old 11-21-2004, 11:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Trojans, Spyware, Adaware....

URL's for the above:

Spybot:
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Searc...-10289035.html

Ad-aware:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Panda active virus scan:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm
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Old 11-27-2004, 06:34 PM   #12
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Talking Ans UR ???s

To answer some of the questions:

1) Adware was created to find marketing information
a) what you would like to buy
b) if you saw it a lot would you remember the product and buy it in the
future
c) remember the x10 camera ads, well it is a very good surveillance
camera to record on your computer
Spyware was another marketing ploy
a) to gather information from where you search and where you go
b) to advertise to you in hopes that you buy their product
c) they are very effective except that it has become too invasive

2) Pop ups
a) if you never see it then you will never remember it
b) they are very annoying but if you get it stuck in you head then you
are more willing to buy the product, such as x10

3) The ads are used that you remember that they are out there when you need their product or make you think about it a lot and buy their product.

To fight this:
Use Spybot Search and Destroy
Use Lavasoft's Adaware
Use a Firewall to prevent most from downloading, such as Sygate Personal Firewall for more flexibility

Note: An antivirus software is not going to do anything to Spyware or Adware. They specialty is only viruses.

The only reason that XP SP2 works is that they activated the firewall and security features. Panda may have anti-spyware or anti-adware but like I said. That is not their specialty.
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: Trojans, Spyware, Adaware....

My mom put and runs Ad-aware 6.0 on the computer a few months ago and runs it every night...

Is Ad-aware bad?
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:15 AM   #14
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Thats one of the best one around I feel. I use it all the time at home on my pc and other pc's too.
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How true, its clears up your computer and makes it run smooth!
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Default Re: Trojans, Spyware, Adaware....

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Is Ad-aware bad?
Ad-aware isn't bad, but adware is. Ad-aware is a program used to get rid of adware
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Old 12-01-2004, 01:14 AM   #17
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Default Re: Trojans, Spyware, Adaware....

That's correct...& the best so far is Adaware personal edition v.6.0
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ok ok ok ok, i think hes got the idear now gues, we dont want to blow his brain up now do we lmao
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Yeah. I understand now. I was just making sure Ad-aware wasn't something I didn't want on me and my moms computer
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lol no get rid of it its a virus and its the worst thing you can have on there, lol lol lmao jok,

naa its very good realy and nothing can beat it yet, ill be searching for a better one sone just you wate lol
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