Question about Spyware - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 260
Default Question about Spyware

Hi, I have been using adware 6.0 and spybot S&D to find and remove the spyware on my computer. But is there any effective software out there that will "prevent" spyware or adware infection? I installed "spywareGuard", and it seems ok so far. But is that enough to protect my computer?

Also, the spybot S&D restore function is very annoying. It keeps restoring the spyware I removed. Can anyone tell me how to disable the restore function? Thanks
__________________

__________________
First Built Computer:
Antec Plus1080(SOHO File Server)+430w
Intel P4-3.0E 1M Cache
Asus P4P800-Dlx i865PE,800FSB Dual DDR400
WD 120G-8MB Buffer
LG 16X DVD
LG GSA4082B DVDRW 8X +/- Black
ATI Rdeon 9600XT 128M
Creative Audigy
512MB DDR PC3200
lavenderAC is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: /usr/root/mn/us
Posts: 1,118
Default

As far as preventative software, I'm using Spy Sweeper right now. It's free when you download it, but you don't get definition updates. It monitors changes in your homepage and favorites. It prevents browser hijacks and tracking cookies.

It also guards against known spyware and unwanted programs in your startup menu.

You can grab it off of www.download.com
__________________

__________________

Its a frigging Laptop, not a Labtop!!!!
bla!! is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 06:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 35
Send a message via AIM to lester8908
Default

I use Spy sweeper, Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy and use zone alarm and have never had any spyware.
lester8908 is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 887
Default

you now know which programs to use. another word of advice , just be carefull with what you install and do on your computer.
xotix is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 260
Default

Does zone alarm slow down the downloading speed? Thanks
__________________
First Built Computer:
Antec Plus1080(SOHO File Server)+430w
Intel P4-3.0E 1M Cache
Asus P4P800-Dlx i865PE,800FSB Dual DDR400
WD 120G-8MB Buffer
LG 16X DVD
LG GSA4082B DVDRW 8X +/- Black
ATI Rdeon 9600XT 128M
Creative Audigy
512MB DDR PC3200
lavenderAC is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 07:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 887
Default

nope, not at all.
__________________

xotix is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.