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Old 19 Aug 2004, 00:19
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Feel like a moan

God damnit i feel like moaning, The internet sucks so much now. I typed a web address in wrong and ended up at some search page, and sure enough it downloaded crap without me knowing like them search bars etc, and now im always getting stupid bloody pop ups and stuff, its sooooooooooo annoying. It irritates me more because this is only a 2 week old pc and already totaly infected. BLAHHH im one angry brit :tired:
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 00:57
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Firefox != IE. Security != Insecurity. http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ .
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 01:05
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Its true so you do only speak in code!!! Man or machine. hmm
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 01:36
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Its true so you do only speak in code!!! Man or machine. hmm
English translation: Get Firefox by Mozilla. It's a lightweight browser that is standards-compliant and isn't burdened with the vulnerabilities that ActiveX and super-integration with the OS bring.
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 05:19
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If you don't feel like changing browsers, at least have a look at your security settings.
IE can also be setup to not just download everything that comes along.
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 09:10
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Is there anything wrong with firefox? will it like work fine with everything? these pop ups are driving me crazy now and grrrrrrrr its a new pc!! otherwise does anyone know of a nice freeeeeee ( we all want free stuff ) tool that will remove them
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 10:18
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Is there anything wrong with firefox? will it like work fine with everything? these pop ups are driving me crazy now and grrrrrrrr its a new pc!! otherwise does anyone know of a nice freeeeeee ( we all want free stuff ) tool that will remove them
XP sp2 if your running windows xp

personaly i am still not a huge fan of Firefox.
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 12:45
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There is nothing at all wrong with Firefox.. great browser, built-in popup blocker, tabbed browsing.. that being said, sp2 for xp implements a lot of those same features in IE.. I am just not one for tied in to the OS apps such as the way Microsoft presents them..

for the free tools, i only use Spybot: Search and Destroy - http://security.kolla.de - for spyware based problems/popups/etc..

there is also adaware (i think that's the correct name) and a few others.. but i am not very familiar with any of those..
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 14:37
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MindTrix - take a look at my stickied guide in regards to spyware/adware at the top of this forum It'll also show you how to beef up IE's security (prior to SP2)
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 15:05
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Ok ill take a look, also i found the source of it all, a little program i downloaded last night called Messenger Plus Last time i had it, it was fine, for some reason this one came bundled with adware so i removed it and all seems well for now, but thats no reason not to beef up my security
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 15:33
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i bloody hate them sites mate dont worry..... but the internet is becoming a bit of a joke these days adaware is free and finds all adware and cookies n stuff that might cause problems www.download.com is where i got that from

there was another one too i used but i forgot what its called, that was also really helpfull and free
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 15:34
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yeah i downloaded about 4 adware parasite adware etc programs, each finding different things somehow but blah
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 15:48
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lol yeah its wierd how, one programme wont find all the different things and you need like 10 different programmes all to do the same job, but to make sure everything has been found
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 15:58
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Originally Posted by MindTrix
Ok ill take a look, also i found the source of it all, a little program i downloaded last night called Messenger Plus Last time i had it, it was fine, for some reason this one came bundled with adware so i removed it and all seems well for now, but thats no reason not to beef up my security
Congrats MindTrix, you are now officially a n00b.
I am an Official Translator of Messenger Plus!, and all over the place we hear about people who download the software and just click Next and Agree like it was nothing.
But this is where Plus is different. Next time, read the EULA or at least read the 2 radio buttons you are presented with at each install:
() I AGREE, install the sponsor program

() I REFUSE, do not install the sponsor program


Now we all know you must have clicked AGREE, then next.
Please be more observant next time.
We do not like people claiming Messenger Plus! got unwanted adware. Yes it got adware, but only if you choose it.
Please reinstall the program, this time clicking REFUSE unless you want to support Plus!, and enjoy the features


Thanks for reading and understanding,
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 16:04
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think mindtrix was saying he didn't knowingly download adware, meaning it didnt happen cause a misreading of an EULA but that evil popups and active-x flaws/javascript flaws in IE allowd them to download stuff to mindtrix's comp

anyways its happened to me and im still battling off one spyware/adware named DSO Exploit and one named Dialer-Gen>_<
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