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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:01 PM
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59 viruses and Norton is still scanning my hard drive!
Edited on Sun Dec-12-04 04:27 PM by NightTrain
Well, that certainly explains my PC's sluggish performance these past several months. Guess I should've gotten anti-virus software a lot sooner! :eyes:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:03 PM
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1. Stay away from the porn sites.
;-)
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Obviousman Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:03 PM
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2. After using that, download adaware
you'd be suprised how much junk gets put on a computer
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:27 PM
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5. Just downloaded it.
Thanks for the heads-up! :yourock:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:04 PM
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3. Porn websites are the #1 way people get viruses and spyware.
Give your hand a rest!
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:10 PM
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4. you need more than AV software
Edited on Sun Dec-12-04 04:14 PM by McKenzie
you need anti-spware and trojan checkers too. An AV proggie might miss something that it does not recognise from its signature database. Norton is good though provided the sigs are up to date. Better still, use Linux.

Try these>>>

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware / (free)

http://www.pestpatrol.com / (evaluation version can be d/loaded)

on edit: I always disable JavaScript and ActiveX controls when I'm surfing off Windbloze. Neither are required to view most websites. ActiveX is the usual way of installing diallers into your registry; JavaScript is the usual way of getting pop-ups/pop-unders. (the "event unload handler" kicks in if it's an exit pop)




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