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AnIndependentTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:45 AM
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WARNING!!!!! EVERYONE PLEASE READ, DON'T GO TO THE needsumwood.com site!!!
This was posted by BeReasonable at Today, 12:29 AM on Kerry/Edwards forum

http://forum.johnkerry.com/index.php?showtopic=90350&st...

ITS WILL INSTALL SPYWARE/ADWARE/VIRUSES ON YOUR COMPUTER.

IF YOU DID GO TO THAT SITE
THEN LOOK FOR THESE FOLDERS IN C:\Program Files
BullsEyeNetwork
Web_Rebates
Internet Optimizer
Windows SyncroAd

Deinstall these programs and/or delete the folders.
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Heath.Hunnicutt Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:46 AM
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1. kick
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951 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:46 AM
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2. Thats what you get for using internet explorer :D
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gmaki Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:52 AM
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Yep, I went there and I am clean... thanks Firefox!
nm
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:57 AM
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14. Ditto. Firefox EVERYONE. Get it.
I thought I was the last one to catch on. Finally I am Internet Explorer free. And boy is it nice.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:02 AM
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20. No, no, no - it's "Internets Explorerer".
NT!

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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:46 AM
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3. runnin on a mac
don't think they got me
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:46 AM
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4. I went to a site before that installed all of that crap on my computer ...
ARGH !
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:46 AM
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5. Thanks for the headsup!!
:kick:
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:49 AM
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6. Dammit.
I went there right before I read your post, and yep, it installed spyware.

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MissouriTeacher Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:49 AM
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7. Damn
So should Ad-aware get rid of that crap?
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:54 AM
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11. Fuckers got me, Ad-Aware cleared it up ASAP
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 07:58 AM
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32. I have Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy
I have my security settings set pretty high. Looks like my puter is clean.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:52 AM
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8. Someone Should Tell the Freepers
Edited on Sat Oct-09-04 01:54 AM by ribofunk
that someone just infected all their computers.

Oh freepers: "Need spyware?"
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AnIndependentTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:52 AM
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9. I highly recommend it is a spyware blocker that is free
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

G4Techtv talked about it right around the time of the merger.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:01 AM
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18. It is a good program
And much recommended.

L-
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:54 AM
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10. I use Mozilla Firefox
I hit that site earlier and I'm clean.

But I just wanted to add, if you got that you need to do more than just delete those files. You need to run a spyware removal scan like AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy. As well, have Spyblaster - it along with the immunization tool in Spybot will prevent a great deal of well-known spyware from ever even being installed in the first place.

And don't use IE.
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:56 AM
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12. Use Linux or Mac and a lot of the problems will go away...
Also, thanks for the alert to the MS users. I have cleaned my share of systems and I know its no fun.

MZr7
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fsbooks Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:57 AM
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13. using linux
I have no "C:\Program Files" :-)
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kevinam Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 01:57 AM
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15. is it likely a hacker did it???
I went there earlier and no problem. I checked my c-drive, and those programs are not there. Is this something norton's internet security would catch?? I am curious as to why the person that set up the site would do that over time, instead of immediately...Kevin.
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pimpbot Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:00 AM
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17. kick!!
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 09:20 AM
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33. Yes, it would be something Norton would catch if you've kept current
Also I suspect that what gets displayed varies from visit to visit as what pops up are several (usually adult) ads.

When I was there (Linux/Firefox, so it was more of an annoyance with the pop ups than a threat). However there is malware which installs itself using known MS Internet Explorer exploits (that have been around for years - Several are from MS's insistance to not update their JVM) just through visiting the site.

Definitely do NOT install anything offered from that site.



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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:00 AM
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16. I picked up that goddamned Shopnav yesterday
I had to redo my entire computer to get rid of it.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:02 AM
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19. WHat if I use osX Panther and Safari?
:shrug:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 09:21 AM
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34. Macs are impervious to this kind of Windows crap.
Edited on Sat Oct-09-04 09:22 AM by onehandle
Don't worry about it.
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:02 AM
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21. Crap! I use Netscape---how does it work with Netscape?..n/t
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:07 AM
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23. No need to worry-- Netscape is built on Mozilla
Netscape's code is basically Mozilla repackaged. You should be okay, but you may want to run AdAware just in case.
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:14 AM
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26. Thanks so much, Noname....!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 07:49 AM
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30. Thanks for the information. I'm a netscape user also
using Norton for protection.
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Dark Jedi Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:07 AM
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22. Alternatives are the Way to Go
It is so nice to see non-Micro$oft people here. I am so sick of the Bilk Gates worshippers elsewhere. Their vicarious living through him is just laughable.
I found this nice site for ALTERNATIVES to MS a while ago.

<http://www.microsuck.com > Hope you will enjoy the humor and useful info.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:08 AM
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24. That's why I use Lynx (n/t)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:08 AM
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25. I got a popup
asking me if I wanted to install software. In the company spot it said "click yes to continue" or something like that. I said no ('cause that seemed hinky) and got outta there. Praise the diety of your choice for Norton Internet Security. If you can't switch to something other that Bill G's Software and Live Bait it's vital, IMO. No matter what internets you're on. :)
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 02:15 AM
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27. Mac computer + Mozilla browser =
peace of mind. :-) Also, Apple's Steve Jobs is a major DEMOCRAT!
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 07:00 AM
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28. Kick
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 07:42 AM
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29. kick
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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 07:56 AM
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31. kick
:kick:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 11:40 AM
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35. kick
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 11:42 AM
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36. Thanks for the heads up! I'm scanning for spyware as I write! n/t
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