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Old 10-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #21
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I'm all installed, Hit and removed 4 bad guys and still here. YeY!
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #22
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Spyware is really nasty and it's important to trust very few sites these days. Even well meaning (but poorly maintained) sites can be problematic. Hijacked machines are also a problem that helps spread spam and spyware. Basically, my policy is if malware bytes says its spyware, then I don't want it on my machine. I also use the backlist mentioned in the OP to prevent my machine from even talking to known advertising sites. Occasionally, this renders a site functionless. Again, my policy is those people who wish to make me view advertisements or track my personal information beyond my consent do not have information I trust or want access to.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:21 PM   #23
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Thank you midwesternerr for your guidance.


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I also use the backlist mentioned in the OP to prevent my machine from even talking to known advertising sites. Occasionally, this renders a site functionless.
What is this? I have spybot and malware
Do I need this too or am I set up good now?
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:26 PM   #24
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If you have spybot installed, then you have a blacklist type function via the immunization. That should help prevent future infections.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #25
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YEY! One more question...
Does the malware run its checks automatically?

I'd like to also thank Equill for installing my spybot while she was here...Yey to you too!
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:52 PM   #26
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I like the SpyBot for the immunization he talked about. It's better than nothing. The thing you have to remember with the SpyBot when you open it is to check for updates. Pick a site with a US flag. Check off all of them and load them otherwise you're running outdated software. I run a few checks using different malware detectors. Some are better at picking up some types of malware than others and some update their definitions before others do. They're all decent enough for free. The paid versions can be set to run automatically when you want them to. I don't think any of the free versions do. I'm with midwesternerr on removing what they find. I think they're up to no good if I can't view a site or use a site after removing crap they installed that I removed. I want it off my computer. You should go and do the Trend Micro site. That is a different kind of scan and it's a good idea in case any junk got on your computer and disabled any part of your firewall or antivirus.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:52 PM   #27
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Most anti spyware programs do not run automatically unless you register (and pay a fee). You will need to manually run them from time to time.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:00 AM   #28
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Great......... I'll click on the desktop icon and run it every now and then.
Like twice a month?
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Like... every time after your kids touch your computer would be a good idea. That's what we had to do when our kids were having a field day downloading music and games and other crap. DON'T forget to search for updates before you run them. They come out with new updates all the time.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:02 PM   #30
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Ok..........Right after the Naughty kiddies leave....

Do the updates come automaticcally on my screen to notify me of them?
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