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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137076
05/01/05 04:45 AM
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Back again. I am now using the Beta form of Microsoft Anti-spyware. Now this RealNVC thing pops up as a threat that can be ignored. In researching RealNVC, I found it allows computer sharing.
What I wonder is if any online game would install that?
Here are the files I have found relating to this and I don't know the importance of the file extensions and what to do:
vnc-3.3.7-x86_win32
G:\RealVNC INSTALLED
unins000.dat
unins000.exe
vncviewer.exe
othread2.dll
vnchooks.dll
winvnc.exe
I did a search of what other items might have been installed on the "created" dates of these programs and files but found nothing.
I play Second Life, Until Uru and Agon but, of course, have no time to do so now due to illness.
I want to know if I can delete these files or what to do?
Why am I sharing my computer? That's what the description indicates. I am not networked or anything with any of my or other computers.
I did web searches on this RealVNC and went to Cnet but really am mystified. Any comments, suggestions, etc?
It's creepy as it has to do with computer sharing.
Thanks for any response at all. help


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137077
07/13/05 09:06 PM
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toptenreviewsdotcom reviews the top 20 spyware software.i got the spyware eliminator for the price of "National Treasure" DVD at herman street.

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137078
07/26/05 10:30 PM
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Hey Inferno,
I don't have a clue about all those things you talked about but you convinced me to become more educated and vigilant. I love your site. I'm honored to be in communication with you.
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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137079
07/29/05 10:55 AM
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Your welcome. I hope it helps you.

PS ---> The research isn't mine alone. Jenny100 and I are a great team, along with all the Boomies who have contributed over the years to Glitches.

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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137080
08/20/05 03:48 PM
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Oh dear, am all of a dither over this spyware. is there a free one to take out the spys - sorry not very good at this sort of thing. But can I download something to remove it all.
Thanks
Heather


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137081
08/20/05 04:14 PM
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Hi Heather ,

Check out this page . There are links to several free ones . Microsoft Anti-Spyware and Spybot Search and Destroy are 2 good ones . I would suggest getting both as one might catch something that the other misses .

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137082
08/20/05 04:21 PM
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Oh thanks Robert shall try them now.

Will let you know what happens

Heather happydance


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137083
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I'm back sorry, Microsoft give you a list of what you are on (dial up etc.) I'm on broadband and it doesn't have that. Does that mean I dont get spyware on broadband. Oh I am thick!!!


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137084
08/20/05 04:53 PM
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Use the drop-down box and select your connection speed ( DSL )

click here

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137085
08/21/05 05:49 AM
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Oh dea Robert, how do I know my connection speed - its 2 something or other I think just been upgraded from l something or other. Oh I am a fool!!!!! Help!


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137086
08/21/05 05:50 AM
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Oh, sorry forgot, Downloaded Spybot and when I tried to open it Microsoft said they couldn't because they didn't know where it came from!!! This is like herding cats at a crossroads!


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137087
08/21/05 06:13 AM
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The Microsoft anti-spyware program should have given you a choice about what to do with the program your trying to open . Allow it or block it . Since YOU know it's safe , you need to allow it .

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137088
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Either DSL connection speed you choose will work .

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137089
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Oh Robert I am so pleased, I really don't know what I did befor GB. Have got the microsoft one and scanned my computer - said there was no files detected. I am chuffed with you. You are the man!

Heather bravo thumbsup :kiss:


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137090
08/21/05 01:25 PM
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That's good Heather bravo . Be sure to check it regularly if you surf the net a lot .

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137091
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Hi! Because I posted once in this thread, I receive all the update notices. I love MS Spyware as I shared earlier!
It's Beta, as I understand. And so often, if one does recognize the program, yes, it warns you and you can allow it! It offers a quick or deep scan. It's quick and doesn't take a lot of room.
Norton Professional....ewwww! Huge, hoggy, program! Too complicated to use and slows computer down more and more.
I also added the MS Malicious Software removal tool. http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

Now, what fun and easy. (What I don't get about this little, neat feature is I open the file and it scans. I just wonder have I installed it? It functions so easily that it's a mystery! As each time I ask for a scan, it doesn't install, it scans. Some of the experts here, may have it. Am I using it correctly? I do get results too! All is clean!) Is it a weak program? Or strong?
Pop-ups! We all know these can be virus carriers. On some NVidia cards, under Desktop Manager/
Applications/Enhancements, there is a pop-up blocker. I constantly forget as there is also one with the SP2 from MS under Tools on the Toolbar, too.
To see a desired pop-up, and if one disables the Tools pop-up blocker and doesn't want to go to the hassle of turning off the Nvidia blocker, quickly have your mouse on the desired pop-up and hit Control button. A bunch of circles pop-up but you've grabbed the desired pop-up. Otherwise, let a dubious pop-up die.
At Gateway, when I ask the site to scan for my computer's serial number, this is in the form of a pop-up but done so fast, it can't be grabbed. I go there to look at my computer's updates.
(Lately GW's update hasn't been reliable though.)
Now, non of these will catch all pop-ups! This is what is always explained when one installs a pop-up blocker tool.
Also, there is something like "frame stealing" where I've received two viruses. My phrasing isn't exact. So security settings can help, but it's so difficult to avoid those kind of "set ups!" Anyone have any ideas here? I need help for this problem.
I describe it as a site that's overrided by another page so fast, you see the original site and suddenly another page is over it! When that happens, it can be an indication that you've just been virused!
AVG catches it, puts it in jail. I found them researching contra-indications for drugs.
So read the address carefully of where you want to go.
If it's a blog, that can be iffy, boring and send one in circles. Blogs were mentioned earlier.
One must just and look at the address when doing searches and judge if it's one that's known, sounds familiar, or judge if it could be just some doofus with some private site that might not be well protected.
Sometimes viruses are set to attack on sites that are frequently visited but not maintained. I figure it's some guy paying back the site as somehow the site made them angry! Maybe the mean person was cheated by that site! Who knows? It just punishes all of us!
Add-ons! Has this been discussed? There are two places to find these and the lists may differ!
These, if unrecognized, are still rather mysterious for me, but can be invasive, as I understand it.
You can update the Add-ons or Remove them if you it's not MS verified or dubious. Some are not dubious and not MS verified but okay, like the Gateway Update manager. That's about all I know about Add-ons, but I think this is something to be looked at for spyware. I just don't know enough about them!
(Offtopic, GW update manager is unreliable. It's best to update drivers at each hardware/software site. GW Update manager gave me drivers for a laptop and I have a desktop.
Installing cabs isn't the topic here, but each should be checked for being appropriate for your computer. So much work!)
If I repeat anything in this thread, sorry!
There are more fun downloads and I am now using Microsoft Update rather than Windows Update.
I also have it set so that they can email me when there's something new. It shows many more downloads to choose from as desired.
** Also, Inferno, do any of your tools help with that "Frame stealing" problem? I scanned the list and frankly don't know which tool might help. Comment if you have a momment. Or anyone's comments would be appreciated.
**Blsbet44, I can't find my darned third party cookies handler. Is it a third party browser?
I've looked and looked under Tools in Win XP.
Is there a site, or list somewhere for the best settings for Tools/Adanced? Are there other parts of Win XP that these can be adjusted?
I am missing this and know to do this but "Cookies" isn't on my Advanced list and that was a recommendation from one site but I can't find it! Or I'm impatient to read each detail but know I've scoured this area.
I know I've had links to sites with lists of what to check off for Tools/Advanced but have since lost them doing reinstalls.
Hope I've helped and not confused. Hope that discussing viruses wasn't too off topic!
Many of these tools offer an option of recording up to 1,000 results! Hmm....I just found out that last night on one of the tools, I forget which one. I think 50 is more reasonable. Does that make sense? What would you choose/do?
Otherwise, it's something else that might take up a lot of room? Or am I being too cautious about record keeping taking up room on a computer?
/wave happydance


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137092
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Will do Robert. Once again thanks for your help
Heather

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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137093
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i am so pleased with my microsoft download. It scans automatically at a certain time and day - you all will know this of course. Just one thing. I see a reminder on it that it has to be renewed after 31st December. Do I just download it again or will it let me do it from the one I have. Not very technical am I???
Heather


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137094
08/26/05 10:42 PM
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Inferno - you mention in your posts here about setting up cookies by setting up prompting for third party cookies - all I have on my PC is blocking third party cookies. So am a bit confused as to which to use - the medium high block or the high block? There is no word about prompting for 3rd party cookies. Can suggest what to use?


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137095
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What browser are you using?

Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137096
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'HI IS there a ''way to prevent ''pop' up adds' some where i heard there was a program called, '''pop up blocker'' 'WILLIE


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137097
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both the yahoo and msn toolbars have pop-up blockers which you can enable - and they work!!


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137098
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Hello,everyone!I'm just now getting around to check this VERY important stuff out,shame on me!A year or two ago,I went to a site (freeze.com),and whoa!It did a number on my PC!!!!!Please!!Don't ANYONE go to this site!!It will play havoc with your PC!!No kidding!!Someone where I work told me to check this site out for some reason or another,and wow,it did a whammy on my PC!!I had to (refresh) my computer to a date before I opened/went into this site.Luckily,I was able to do this,and I haven't had any problems since.Whew!!Any rate,just thought I'd put my 2 cents in.Ha!Be careful out there!It truly is a dangerous world in the internet area.Deano99


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137099
03/05/06 06:51 PM
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sure am late following through on this. I have IE 6.0 Did find prompt before downloading unsafe material and have trusted sites set for medium with restricted sites set for high.


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Re: SPYWARE & ADWARE TEST RESULTS #137100
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Another question - what is the best forum for interpretation of one's HiJackThis Log?


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