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the adware/spyware thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by test pattern, May 12, 2004.

  1. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    there have been a few threads on this. i'm sick of it, though, and i ask thee, users of 12oz, to step forth in nobility and honor! bringeth thy answers to me.

    a lot of times, my computer just gets FUCKED with spyware. i believe it is because my little brother looks at porn every day on my computer. this shit pisses me off to no end. anyway, i usually just format and the problem is solved. last week, i did a gnarly format. i set it up nice, kept only the essentials, and downloaded drivers, players, etc. within 45 minutes of just formatting, i already have some again.

    i use ad aware to scan and delete tracking cookies that seem to keep popping back up, but that's about all it will delete. there are two folders in my program files directory that i can't delete because they're in use by another program. one is "microsoft frontpage" and the other is "xerox." i looked in my favorites today, and there are about 7 things added in there called stuff like "Free XXX Online!" and similar shit.

    any ideas on completely ridding myself of this shit and keeping it that way?
     
  2. BIGBLUE

    BIGBLUE Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2003 Messages: 1,667 Likes Received: 0
    where did you find the xxx sites on your drive ? what folder exaclty ?
    maybe deleting them after each session would reduce the volume ..dammit theres gotta be a manual way to deal with it
    help me out here plz
     
  3. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    its def. because of ur little bro looking at porn. however, it should of dissapeared when u reformatted... maybe instead of reformatting, u just reinstalled ur os. my suggestion if it keeps getting bombarded with spyware and all that jazz, is to reformat again, and delete the partion this time, and create a new, and then go from there.... but thats just my 2 cents. other wise, kick ur bro's ass, and cripple his hands from future "dates" with porno.

    also, mozilla (firefox) is a really good webrowser, that will solve a lot of ur adware/spyware problems...
     
  4. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    yeah, i thought about that. just telling him to stay off of my computer for a week and see if i get any.

    i did format the partition. i used www.oldversion.com to get an older version of winamp. the newer ones are hard to get used to. maybe that's a problem, but maybe not.
     
  5. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,344 Likes Received: 670
    1. ad-aware 6......works like magic...its a free download from the internet

    2. if you have internet explorer, you need to delete your cookies on the regular! (go to tools, then internet options)

    3. also delete temp internet files, (go to tools, then internet options)

    4. do this on the reg and run a spyware program like ad-aware...

    5. download a pop up blocker like google toolbar....this is a great popup blocker....(recommended by 12ozers...it works!)


    6. DONT LOOK AT SHADEY PORN SITES, AND DONT LET YOUR BROTHER ON THE COMPUTER.
     
  6. BIGBLUE

    BIGBLUE Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2003 Messages: 1,667 Likes Received: 0
    eye eye capn' ^^
     
  7. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    pffffffff(x4532)t, yeah, i have and do all of that shit. the main thing that bugs me is those two folders being used by other programs, so they can't be deleted. fuck that.
     
  8. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,344 Likes Received: 670
    YES, I KNOW THIS PROBLEM...

    I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM ON OLD COMPUTERS BUT WHEN I GOT MY NEW LAPTOP I "SAFEGUARDED" EVERYTHING BEFORE IT WAS INFECTED...

    FOR THAT PROBLEM, I CAN ONLY TELL YOUO TO TAKE IT TO A PRO..

    BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING ELSE THAT CAN BE DONE.
     
  9. dANce'N'grAf

    dANce'N'grAf Guest

    aaaaaaaaaaa my comp was so fucked up bc of this shit!!! i had to take it into a comp doctor for them to fix it all that and viruses.......now i run ad ware like other peole mentioned, it seems to do the job ok enough.....now if i could only stop looking at porn lol
     
  10. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35

    this is harder than quitting cigarettes....


    well..not really:eek:
     
  11. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    Yes, get Adaware and run it once in a while, it's good. Don't forget to defrag your hard drive as well.
     
  12. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    does defragging actually do anything....like really do anything? i can only notice a slight improvement in speed, but after a couple of days, its back to normal
     
  13. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    nothing is worse than quitting cigarettes
     
  14. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    If you don't defrag your hard drive, it could crash it.
     
  15. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    I think the only surefire way to prevent this is to not visit sketchy sites. But you can prevent alot of this crap by using adaware like they said.... basically everything they said and mozilla.... get a firewall if you don't have one. That prevents alot of unwanted connections. I also use a local port scanner so I know what ports I have open. Bout to hook up a trojan scanner. I got an anonymous surfer as well so I can use anonymous proxies.
    Holla at me if you want further details.
     
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