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Old 10-05-2007, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so can anyoen explain how exactly those spyware exe files are beeing saved to my pc without my permission?
i want to know how to prevent it i mean i have a firewall and everything
but im using IE( please dotn tell me to switch because i have other browsers, i just prefer IE)

like for example this link from my space
MySpace

downloaded a file in my C:| directory and launched it(blocked by firewall tho).
is there any settings i can change in my IE or firewall that will not limit my normal browsing too much but prevent files from downloading
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't ask the question if you don't want the answer
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it's this all over again
Well he is right. The answer is not what will be wanted. Cause it is true. The only real simple answer. Dont go to places like My Space. Simple. What is wrong with stating a fact. If you cant handle it dont comment. Just because you dont like how Eric answers questions dont mean you have to egg him on every chance you get and start a war.
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Well he is right. The answer is not what will be wanted. Cause it is true. The only real simple answer. Dont go to places like My Space. Simple. What is wrong with stating a fact. If you cant handle it dont comment. Just because you dont like how Eric answers questions dont mean you have to egg him on every chance you get and start a war.
thanks mak. peterhuang913 how do you suggest he do it then, since you not had added anything useful to this pot


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No problem. There isnt a real way to block something from downloading when it is on the fly by. Other than updating your OS to Vista and have the UAC on. Along with having IE7 on with the security measures. But as you stated not even that works.
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i didnt upgrade to ie 7 yet last tiem i checked was few months ago and it had some bugs.
and eric B stop beeing smartass if u dont have the answer dont post useless replies like that
that just shows to me that u have personal issues...
if i ask soemthing i want the answer that can solve my problem.
ur answer is same as "if u dont want to **** then dont eat food"
i go to myspace and i go to other pages (not talkin about porn) and sometimes i stumble on a virus or trojan or whatever but they are all taken care of later i got pretty good at cleanign my system up

what i was askin is :HOW TO PREVENT FILES FROM DOWNLOADING ON MY PC WHEN I OPEN A PAGE WITH VIRUS OR SPYWARE.

a directory monitor, any program that i can set up to monitor for new created files, or prevent files from running in specific folder.
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ok first of all raverx3m watch that flaming.... and that language... you may get two infractions for this....

anyways... the only way to really stop it from infiltrating is your Firewall with realtime Scanner, UAC (user account control on Vista [while annoying] has the best protection]) another is to stop the site from working:

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

its got stuff blocked... also another way i know off... is Javacool Spyware Blaster...
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NoScript for Firefox.
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Sorry raverx3m, but the only reliable solutions are to either upgrade to a more modern and secure browser, or stop going to sites that have problems.

Firefox with NoScript will solve your problem.

It's time to either let go of IE, or stop whining about it and just accept the fact that it will be a security problem.
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