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loudnclear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:45 PM
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Anybody know about "SpyHunter" software? Is this an Internet scam?
It popped up on my screen and warned me that my PC was being monitored. Scared the shit out of me. I am not doing anything illegal, but jeezus what is this all about?
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:47 PM
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1. Advertising. It doesn't really know anything, but is hoping
you'll buy the software to either let you know who's spying or stop them from spying.
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loudnclear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:49 PM
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2. But does the software really work?
I am skeptical.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 12:44 PM
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9. Congrats loudnclear!! 300 posts
:toast:
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:50 PM
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3. That's what I've concluded, too, after getting this a few times....
just an ad...
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:54 PM
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4. As others have said, just an ad
Anything to get your attention. I use Spy Sweeper on my computer and like it a lot. Ad Aware is still free and also works well but lacks some of the bells and whistles.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:23 AM
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8. Does Ad Aware and Spy Sweeper
Get rid of all the little "things" sites send to your computer after you visit a certain site?
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 10:53 AM
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5. I recently bought SpyHunter for my PC
because my kids have gotten into Kaaza recently and I am concerned about nasty little things that can pop up on my computer. In fact I did it because it had slowed down so much and I was told by others that that is a signal that I have nasty little things on the computer. Sure enough there were about 20 "parasites" on my system and the program killed them all. Things work fine now.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:07 AM
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6. Here you go
Edited on Sat Oct-18-03 11:16 AM by bearfan454
Download this stuff and it should help you out.

for adaware go here:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com

for a FREE firewall go here:

http://www.zonealarm.com

You can search for spywareblaster.com at:

http://www.google.com

The first day I installed a firewall from zonealert it told me 55 people were using my computer. I thought what to hell is this shit ? It said coolsavings.you know what. was using my computer as a server to send out emails all over the internet. You can set up adaware to automatically do it's thing at start up. I hope this helps you out.

bearfan454
















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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:18 AM
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7. edited for reply no. 2
fixed now folks. Get some free software that will help you out.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 02:35 PM
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10. Which software did you use?
How long did it take to download?

Velmi dekuji!
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