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Old 05-12-2006, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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just wondering , why do i get tonnes of viruses when i look up net porn?


i have sp 2 fire wall, shouldnt this stop viruses coming in?

i remeber when i used to use zonealrm, same thing , viruses got in

ive used many programs to get my puter back to normal. panda software says i have hacking software on my puter but all the other programs say i havent

whats Panda Active Scan all about? , is it just a false call to get byers in?

thanks
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just wondering , why do i get tonnes of viruses when i look up net porn?
You were expecting flowers?

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i have sp 2 fire wall, shouldnt this stop viruses coming in?

i remeber when i used to use zonealrm, same thing , viruses got in
Windows firewall is a bad joke. ZoneAlarm is a great one, but firewalls do not stop viruses.

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ive used many programs to get my puter back to normal. panda software says i have hacking software on my puter but all the other programs say i havent

whats Panda Active Scan all about? , is it just a false call to get byers in?
Instead of using online scanners, get a decent antivirus program. There are free ones out there, but I prefer to go with a good paid one. An a/v will stop a virus before it starts, or at least let you know where it is on your system so you can deal with it quickly.

Dunno about the Panda one. Panda is not a brand I have ever used. Check out TrandMicro, NOD32, CA.
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I think there is more to this than just your firewall.
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Dont click Ok to any popups that appear or let anything be installed while on these sites. If the porn says its free, there will a price to pay via spyware and viruses.

You may want to try the video store instead!
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Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 8 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis Free

Ewido

CCleaner

Cleanup!

Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, dont reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup Free

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode. You dont need to run Hijackthis! yet.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on www.techist.com
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
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Just use Linux and you'll never see anything malicious again. Or just use it when your looking at the stuff.
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That explains why the "true computer geek" is so into linux...no viruses when looking up porn!!!!! :-p jk guys
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Windows is more compatible with pr0n!
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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where do you think the virus writer hang out at? porn and crack sites
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I've worked with Panda products before and historically they've given me a lot of problems. Their protection is mediocre at best and when installed they tend to interact poorly with a lot of other installed programs and/or blue-screen Windows. They are similarly frustrating to uninstall. In my experience the best protection is Norton Internet Security and Webroot's Spy Sweeper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832108283
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832296008

I recommend these two pieces after years of cleaning out customer's computers. In my rahter extensive experience they have offered the best protection. I don't think they're very expensive but for those who'd rather be cheap skates and go for the free stuff here's a list of the free programs which also offer good protection. Download and install all of these:
AVG Antivirus
Zone Alarm Firewall (free version)
Adware SE (free edition)
Spybot: Search and Destroy
Spyware Blaster (run this when look at your pr0n, downloading cracks/warez, etc.)

I don't think the free stuff is as good, plus it's spread across 5 different programs instead of 2, but if you really hate paying for protection than this is the next best thing.
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