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CoLt
09-08-2004, 12:38 PM
Not sure if this would go into the link area. If it does move it there. Looking around some other forum. And I found this forum addressing SpyWare Removal and such, I skimmed it and looked around. Might as well show it to others who have the same problem (I dont have that much SpyWare on this computer) So this is for whoever is interested.

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

For those of you that want a fast and fairly accurate response for your HiJackThis Log then try this, not perfect but decent:

http://hjt.iamnotageek.com/

HiJackThis, CWShredder, etc.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

Good Luck with whatever you need help in over there.
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Added by Iver

Ad-Aware download
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-1

Spybot S&D Download
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-1

Added by Videl

Anti-Vir
http://free-av.com/

AVG Free edition.
http://free.grisoft.com/

Trend Micro
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/us/home.htm

Zone Alarm
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp

XoftSpy (Not free.)
www.xoftspy.com
-(Help Pages)-
Virus Bulletin
http://www.virusbtn.com/index

Cleaned by NickF

llafnwod
09-08-2004, 03:53 PM
XoftSpy owns. At the expense of it destroying IE (which I never used much anyway) it removed every bit of SpyWare I had.
On topic: Neato, I never knew there was a forum devoted to anti-spyware. Thanks for sharing it.

BloodyBlade
09-08-2004, 07:08 PM
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Most ownage spyware program(that I know of) on the net.

jonthepyro
09-08-2004, 07:42 PM
ad aware se and spybot

BloodyBlade
09-08-2004, 07:48 PM
I gave the link for spybot search and destroy.

Ad Aware sucks huge donkey nuts.

jonthepyro
09-08-2004, 08:29 PM
ad aware pwnz, especially second editon

Fish Beans
09-10-2004, 09:32 AM
I concur, I use nothing but Ad Aware SE and it cleans my computer quite effectively.

nickolay
09-10-2004, 09:39 AM
You newbs think that you have spyware problems? Here's a screenshot of a computer I scanned here at school 30 minutes ago:

Fish Beans
09-10-2004, 10:05 AM
This one came from a school computer a few weeks ago.

nickolay
09-10-2004, 11:53 AM
My modules and processes own yours. I had as much spyware processes as you had processes total. My total number of objects scanned is much lower than yours as well.

Dragan
09-10-2004, 12:01 PM
go to downloads.com n dl "SpyBot:Search and Destroy" workds great 4 me!

CoLt
09-10-2004, 01:28 PM
Wow... if you bothered to read this thread or go to my link and browse around. You would notice that a link for both Spybot and Ad-Aware are posted. Also some other good stuff there. As for bad things? I dont have a Screenshot, but when I first scanned it on this computer, I had about 1,000. Now I scan like once every ... I dont know. I scan whenever I remember, which isnt alot. I have like 22 pieces now.

dogstar
09-10-2004, 03:58 PM
spybot s&d is what my school uses, but i think it sucks. personally i use ad aware se here and 6.0 @ my moms

BloodyBlade
09-10-2004, 04:44 PM
Nickolay what are you running in the DOS Prompt in the backround.

Im going to download adaware and see how good it is. I currently use SpyBotS&D and have never tried anything else, when I said ad-aware sucks I based it on what most people I know had said about it. It gave my family's computer a shitload of adware, but it was an old version of it.

nickolay
09-10-2004, 04:56 PM
I ran paint for the screenshot, as it was normally disabled.

dogstar
09-10-2004, 05:51 PM
Nickolay what are you running in the DOS Prompt in the backround.

Im going to download adaware and see how good it is. I currently use SpyBotS&D and have never tried anything else, when I said ad-aware sucks I based it on what most people I know had said about it. It gave my family's computer a shitload of adware, but it was an old version of it.

i really doubt the adware would come from ad-aware

el-camino-ss
09-10-2004, 06:12 PM
how the fuck u do that stuff at school ??? I cant do shit on my schools comps! can download or anything how do u disable that?

ComradeSlavic
09-10-2004, 07:46 PM
You newbs think that you have spyware problems? Here's a screenshot of a computer I scanned here at school 30 minutes ago:

Dont the comps is ur school have deep freeze or some similare program? The ones in my school do, so nothing really stays on the HD.

nickolay
09-11-2004, 05:35 AM
No, our school is too incompetent to handle such software.

Fish Beans
09-12-2004, 07:21 AM
The security at my school is rather amusing. Modifying the desktop is disabled (easily bypassed), Run has been disabled (DOS Fixes that nicely), and you can't access any drive by using Windows Explorer, but My Computer still works just fine. The command prompt was also removed from the Start menu, but it takes all of 30 seconds to navigate to it from My Computer. A piece of software called SynchronEyes was also installed recently, but it took me about 15 seconds to remove it.

CoLt
09-12-2004, 09:40 AM
When you have the admin pass to your school computers. Its easy to do whatever you want, as long as you know how.

OpticMouse
09-12-2004, 05:27 PM
I use an application called PestPatrol, its actually copereate software, and i belive it has options to scan drives on a network.

el-camino-ss
09-16-2004, 11:37 AM
heres my school scanned...not to shabby

http://img20.exs.cx/img20/8158/blah18.jpg

screrw it the ie wont let me open it so I can save it as a jpeg...

only 2 bugs though

unimailer1972
09-17-2004, 02:40 AM
In worse case scenarios, you can use HijackThis. It is easy to delete important items using this, as I found the hard way. But, some spyware is just that pesky. Also, remember that some cannot just be simply deleted, you will need to rename the file associated with it, reboot, it will fail to load upon reboot, then you can delete it. Good times.

DSG
10-23-2004, 09:56 PM
Heh, I once did some tech work on a computer and found 1400+ in adaware!
Once again:
I am a certified computer technician, and the best programs I have found are all free. Be very wary if you have to pay for the program. Besides most of em actually have spyware in them! OK:
[1]Spybot S&D (Search & Destroy) (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html)
[2]Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/)
[3]SpywareBlaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)

SpyWareBlaster is the most important as it is designed to actually PREVENT spyware from connecting to your pc.

Dr. Silence
10-23-2004, 10:02 PM
Heh, I once did some tech work on a computer and found 1400+ in adaware!
Once again:

Welcome back darth :)

Titan
10-27-2004, 06:49 PM
I regularly check my computer for spyware with Ad-aware. I just reinstalled WinXP and wanted to scan for spyware to make sure my computer was clean and it found 617... I think my total quarantined on my other Windows installation was far passed 10,000. Sigh, oh well, Ad-aware seems to work fine for me.

llafnwod
10-27-2004, 06:51 PM
Also, remember that some cannot just be simply deleted, you will need to rename the file associated with it, reboot, it will fail to load upon reboot, then you can delete it. Good times.
Uh, why not just take out the registry entry using the Windows regedit?

Dan
10-27-2004, 07:02 PM
I don't look at pornography on the Internet, so I don't have much of a problem with Spyware.

llafnwod
10-27-2004, 08:46 PM
I don't look at pornography on the Internet, so I don't have much of a problem with Spyware.
Nor do I yet before I formatted it my computer was crammed with spyware. It is a common misconception that spyware problems arise only from porn.

Dan
10-27-2004, 08:55 PM
Nor do I yet before I formatted it my computer was crammed with spyware. It is a common misconception that spyware problems arise only from porn.

That was a joke.

In reality, I don't have any peer-to-peer filesharing applications installed on my computer, I don't visit suspicious links online, and I don't open any mail in my Spam folder. Bam, no spyware.

unseenkilla_29
10-28-2004, 01:57 PM
you'd be suprised at how much less spyware you get if you dont go to porn sites.

Dr. Silence
11-15-2004, 09:54 PM
Some spyware is good....

llafnwod
11-15-2004, 10:41 PM
Some spyware is good.... The kind you install on friends' computers.

Dr. Silence
11-16-2004, 03:04 AM
The kind you install on friends' computers.

fucking read my mind.

DeAtH_SkUlL
02-19-2005, 12:55 AM
Spyware Analaysis

Spyware isnt Anybodies fault...It just gets on your computer. It can range from something as simple as visiting a few webpages, Looking at some porn or even just online gaming. But whatever you do; Do not surf the net unprotected. Below are some results of a test me and my crew have done;

To help you decide which programs to use, we assembled a spyware-detector obstacle course of the most nefarious spyware and adware available: nCase, BargainBuddy, ISTbar, DyFuCA, PowerScan, and Internet Optimizer--the Unsavory Six.

We then ran the most well-known heavyweights in the adware-removal category, including the free programs Ad-Aware (http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?tag=txt) and Spybot - Search & Destroy (http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?tag=txt), as well as the paid programs Spy Cleaner Gold (http://www.download.com/Spy-Cleaner-Gold/3000-8022_4-10301484.html?tag=txt), Spyware Doctor (http://www.download.com/Spyware-Doctor/3000-8022_4-10293212.html?tag=txt), and Webroot Spy Sweeper (http://www.download.com/Webroot-Spy-Sweeper/3000-8022_4-10192729.html?tag=txt), to see how well each performed

The Obstacles:

BargainBuddy
Publisher: eXact Advertising
Classified as: Adware
Main effects: Displays ads; reinstalls itself; collects personal information while tracking Web activities


DyFuCA


Publisher: Avenue Media
Classified as: Dialer
Main effects: Downloads and installs other programs, including Internet Optimizer, without permission; installs a toolbar in Internet Explorer; displays ads


Optimizer


Publisher: Avenue Media
Classified as: Adware/hijacker
Main effects: Hijacks Internet Explorer error pages; displays pop-up ads


ISTbar


Publisher: Integrated Search Technologies
Classified as: Adware/hijacker
Main effects: Installs a toolbar in Internet Explorer; hijacks the home page and search; displays ads


nCase


Publisher: 180solutions
Classified as: Adware
Main effects: Pops up advertisements; tracks Web surfing


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PowerScan


Publisher: Intrigue Learning Services Shareware
Classified as: Adware
Main effects: Pops up ads while claiming to reduce system clutter


The Results:



http://www.download.com/b.gif 1 Spybot - Search & Destroy (http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?tag=txt)

http://www.download.com/b.gif 2 Webroot Spy Sweeper (http://www.download.com/Webroot-Spy-Sweeper/3000-8022_4-10192729.html?tag=txt)

http://www.download.com/b.gif 3 Ad-Aware (http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?tag=txt)

http://www.download.com/b.gif 4 Spy Cleaner Gold (http://www.download.com/Spy-Cleaner-Gold/3000-8022_4-10301484.html?tag=txt)

http://www.download.com/b.gif 5 Spyware Doctor (http://www.download.com/Spyware-Doctor/3000-8022_4-10293212.html?tag=txt)

Reasons??

Webroot Spy Sweeper was the only program to remove all the Unsavory Six. Its scan took the longest by far, but it may have been the most thorough. Because of one unsettling problem, however, we can't hand the gold medal to Spy Sweeper. Upon launching Internet Explorer after the scan, we saw a search toolbar Spy Sweeper claimed to have removed. Though the browser-helper object wasn't one of our Unsavory Six, this raised concern.

None of the programs offered foolproof detection or removal. Ad-Aware offered a nice interface, handy scheduling, and easy updating features, but left the noxious nCase and PowerScan. While Spybot had an ugly, sometimes confusing interface, it caught almost all the culprits we threw at it. That's why we ranked it at No. 1.

My Personal Opinion;

I Suggest having Spybot And The Webroot SpySweeper. The Spysweeper has a spy installation shield stopping the spyware in its tracks. The Ad-aware is convincing.. But sometimes the more basic programs are exactly the same as some more flash looking ones. The Sweeper costs To buy...Get a p2p Program (Not Kazaa) Try Limewire and get the spysweeper with the crack off that..Next install it onto your computer and follow the step by step instructions...And by then You Should be set to go.

The Spware Trauma;

Ive Read and encountered many spyware trauma problems... Heres a brief rundown of the most funny one ive encountered..

One Day a lady brought her computer in to our repair shop, She told me it wasnt functioning correctly. 10 minutes later i loaded it up....I Soon Found her problem. Take a guess?? Here it is: It Took over 20 minutes to boot up, It had over 200 processes running at one time. Her husband obviously likes his porn. It was infected with over 3000 Items of spyware and Had 70 Trojan horses and 8 Third party dialers. With the Combination of AVG, Ad-Aware se And Spybot Search and Destroy and a touch of spysweeper i finally got it all completed. She Came in the next day to pick up her computer. I handed her the $255 Bill, The Lady Screamed in fright. She Wasnt going to pay up... I had that fixed. I told her if she didnt pay up i'ld put it all the way back to what it was when she brought it in :lol:

FireXtol
02-21-2005, 06:57 AM
$255 for a few minutes of registry editing and basic system maintainence(search and delete reg keys, remove cookies (or disallow), delete temp files (or RAM drive), etc). I wouldn't of paid you either. And you didn't even do the work yourself apparently. You just ran 'scripts' to do the work for you....

SpyWare is mostly marketing hype. Most spyware is irrelevant. It doesn't slow down a system, it's not necesarily bad (unneeded, sure), and proper security eliminates the threat of would-be malicious spyware from doing anything at all. I hope you atleast took these preventive measures for such a bloated cost. :lol:

DeAtH_SkUlL
02-22-2005, 03:25 AM
LOL i'll never forget it though...If i had that on y comp and i took it into the shop in that state i'ld probably face the same kind of price...This is Australian $ were're talking about.

EDIT: The Third party dialers wouldve Dialed porn lines at the charge of $5 per minute...if u went out to the city for a day and came back to find that happening, Wouldnt you be in 4 a shock LOL

StopSpazzing
03-12-2005, 01:55 PM
I use 1 Spybot - Search & Destroy, 2 Webroot Spy Sweeper, 3 Ad-Aware, and use Hijackthis cause tells me some good information about the start up and has a wonderful option that allows you to delete a file on reboot (under its options). I have full versions of spysweeper and ad-aware SE dled on SPYWARE FREE LIMEWIRE www.limewire.com(bearshare was my first but it comes with spyware and doesnt have nearly as much sources). AND another thing is that ALOT of programs INSTALL spyware so you have to be very careful what you are dling and installing. I also use microsofts FREE antispyware softwareMicrosoft Anti-Spyware (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en) ..but its in beta as of right now so watch out for the bugs. You can also STOP ALL tracking cookies by going into IE settings Tools>Internet Options>Privacy and find the advanced setting option and then "automatic override cookie handling" and allow first party cookies and BLOCK 3rd party cookies. Since ive done this ive never gotten 1 single tracking cookie and its been 3 months. Tho...keep in mind i also use Track Eraser Pro every now and then which i dled off of Limewire along with the full Spysweeper and Ad-Aware SE 1.5. Oh...and its a good idea to upgrade to service pack 2 if you are running XP because the pop up blocker and active X blocker are wondeful.

Im the Anti Spyware King...i use alot of programs to get rid of that junk. And one more thought..DL Norton Internet Security 2005..it ALSO detects adaware and some spyware traces that the others didnt find cause they were in zips/rars. :)

~*^CuLo^*~
03-12-2005, 01:58 PM
I use 1 Spybot - Search & Destroy, 2 Webroot Spy Sweeper, 3 Ad-Aware, and use Hijackthis cause tells me some good information about the start up and has a wonderful option that allows you to delete a file on reboot (under its options). I have full versions of spysweeper and ad-aware SE dled on SPYWARE FREE LIMEWIRE www.limewire.com(bearshare was my first but it comes with spyware and doesnt have nearly as much sources). AND another thing is that ALOT of programs INSTALL spyware so you have to be very careful what you are dling and installing. I also use microsofts FREE antispyware softwareMicrosoft Anti-Spyware (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en) ..but its in beta as of right now so watch out for the bugs. You can also STOP ALL tracking cookies by going into IE settings Tools>Internet Options>Privacy and find the advanced setting option and then "automatic override cookie handling" and allow first party cookies and BLOCK 3rd party cookies. Since ive done this ive never gotten 1 single tracking cookie and its been 3 months. Tho...keep in mind i also use Track Eraser Pro every now and then which i dled off of Limewire along with the full Spysweeper and Ad-Aware SE 1.5. Oh...and its a good idea to upgrade to service pack 2 if you are running XP because the pop up blocker and active X blocker are wondeful.

Im the Anti Spyware King...i use alot of programs to get rid of that junk. And one more thought..DL Norton Internet Security 2005..it ALSO detects adaware and some spyware traces that the others didnt find cause they were in zips/rars. :)


Who cares anymore?

Dior.Eluchil
03-12-2005, 02:08 PM
Who cares anymore?
I have a feeling you do.

~*^CuLo^*~
03-12-2005, 02:09 PM
I have a feeling you do.

Okay :no:

DA(
03-12-2005, 02:14 PM
The best anti-spyware programs ive found were AD-Ware SE AS the best, Microsoft Anti-Spyware as second(you can dl it off of microsoft.com free for 100 days), and Spyware Doctor. AOL AntiSpyware is the worst i've ever seen. You can download most anti-spyware prgrams from morpheus.com, you dont have to have morpheus to do it just click in the search box on the website and search anti-spyware and it'll give you a list of programs you can dl from the website for free.

StopSpazzing
03-12-2005, 02:34 PM
The best anti-spyware programs ive found were AD-Ware SE AS the best, Microsoft Anti-Spyware as second(you can dl it off of microsoft.com free for 100 days), and Spyware Doctor. AOL AntiSpyware is the worst i've ever seen. You can download most anti-spyware prgrams from morpheus.com, you dont have to have morpheus to do it just click in the search box on the website and search anti-spyware and it'll give you a list of programs you can dl from the website for free.


No offense but morpheus is a slow dler and limewire is much better.

StopSpazzing
03-12-2005, 03:05 PM
Who cares anymore?

Because i felt like posting more? And need more posts under my name. ;)

Scorpi0n
03-14-2005, 12:02 PM
I use SpySweeper... its an ok program with a nice interface...

But i gotta try that Microsoft Anti-Spyware ... sounds good :D

StopSpazzing
03-14-2005, 02:52 PM
I use SpySweeper... its an ok program with a nice interface...

But i gotta try that Microsoft Anti-Spyware ... sounds good :D

Its really good and its free! I also use spysweeper and ad-aware and Spybot SD use them all cause ive found out that some of them dont find what the others find..so i make sure nothing bad is on my computer. :D :D

Sinz
03-15-2005, 12:06 AM
No offense but morpheus is a slow dler and limewire is much better.


Ive found Ares to be much better than both and wile i download a lot i got 1 corupt file out of like 1000+


:no: stupid corupt files last time i DL cracked files off a P2P program :no:

StopSpazzing
03-15-2005, 06:30 AM
Ive found Ares to be much better than both and wile i download a lot i got 1 corupt file out of like 1000+


:no: stupid corupt files last time i DL cracked files off a P2P program :no:

Limewire tells you if you are dling a corrupt file and asks you if you want to continue to dl it or not. Never heard of Ares...but ill have to look into it. If it doesnt have alot of sources Ill be Messaging you back..lol. ;)

NickF
03-15-2005, 08:23 AM
the best antispyares are microsoft anti spyware or spywaredoctor.

starcraft_rocks
03-15-2005, 09:20 AM
limewire kicks ass its the only p2p i use its the fastest in the world and it just updated to 4.8.1

Diiyad
03-15-2005, 06:21 PM
nah, now that microsoft antiapyware came out it owns all get it....www.microsoft.com FREE BABY

NAATYE
03-15-2005, 08:36 PM
I just refrain from installing/downloading "free" programs (read: kazaa, mercora, exeem, etc, etc, etc)and turned of active-x downloads in IE, I have not been bothered since.

Ranged
03-27-2005, 12:45 PM
omgz.. im using ad-aware.. dunno the version but it seem working

LCS
03-27-2005, 12:46 PM
Ad-Aware is a great free program, I would also reccomend Spy Bot.

Ranged
03-27-2005, 12:48 PM
Ohh ive found ad-aware version 6.0 or smthing and its pro is there any difference betwin it and not pro?

LCS
03-27-2005, 12:50 PM
I don't know I'm using Ad-Aware SE Personal, and it works great.

DeMoNz
03-27-2005, 12:55 PM
try using spybot search and destroy

LCS
03-27-2005, 12:55 PM
Yes, like I said Spy Bot is a good progrm too.

Sinz
03-29-2005, 10:15 PM
Dunno if this will help but i got This (http://download.ccleaner.com/download118bin.asp) and This Other One (javascript:downloadNow('http://software-files.download.com/sd/qzMRFRH7hiRIgxk-Zt7jTgNOY5sFuae_uDENCh9XOrD0RmXwNndRTi_YW8eiBK8vfk J7ZnqyEk5cOwzPbxvJ_nT-1wNwikJ3/software/10368763/10069338/3/asmwpcoptimizer732x.exe?lop=link&ptype=3120&ontid=2001&siteId=4&pid=10368763&psid=10069338','http://dw.com.com/redir?pid=10368763&merid=84718&mfgid=84718&ltype=dl_dlnow&lop=link&edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3120-2086_4-10368763&ontId=2086_4&destUrl=http://www.download.com%2F3001-2086_4-10368763.html','0');) and it caught some things taht spyscans and virus scans were passing over

DeAtH_SkUlL
04-13-2005, 01:46 AM
the best antispyares are microsoft anti spyware or spywaredoctor.

Lmao,

Microsoft antispyware :o They've finally learnt to make something new. Is it good on definitions?

red123
05-21-2005, 09:20 AM
Yes, microsoft antispyware is good. On my old comp I scan with Ad-aware and i got over 4k of spyware and adware. For some reason I dont like Spybot

HARD_ON
05-21-2005, 10:00 AM
u know what i would do? i would just reformat my comp. its only the best way to do stuff.i would also tell u NOT TO GO TO PORNO SITES!

red123
11-19-2005, 06:00 PM
who said i looked at porn.

Calavera
11-19-2005, 07:01 PM
next time look at the day of the last post...:no:
dont bring up old threads:no:
:no:

hugoy
01-05-2006, 07:38 AM
i also managed to find a program called ewido and it found something in the loader.exe of inhale:no: it sais it is malware and when i say to clean it it removes all things of inhale and i have redownload it again and it sais the same :(

Sinz
01-05-2006, 11:24 AM
like dt said it modifys the code in something just like maleware so of course its gonna be detected as maleware.

this is the Adware and spyware help page not flame free hacks page

ParadiseFaust
01-05-2006, 11:35 AM
The best spyware detector/remover for XP users is the one microsoft provides itself for free to anyone who has a windows serial key.

gamepin126
01-05-2006, 11:48 AM
The best spyware detector/remover for XP users is the one microsoft provides itself for free to anyone who has a windows serial key.
beta=death

rubberducky1
02-01-2006, 11:57 PM
heres how it goes at the school system i work for.. if you have a computer runnin 95, 98 or anything that came before xp we put spybot S&D on it. WinXP however gets the microsoft beta. However on top of this we use a program called sophos wich is supposed to be a good antivirus program for large networks....(so we are told) but i dont like it cause it slows down the start up time greatly.

on my computer i use spybot s&d, avg, and occasionally ad-aware se. X-cleaner, i think thats the name. but, it is a good program for cleaning registry lines that are broke although it only fixes 30 at a time and then only 3 after that cause of the trial version crap but i dont have much of a problem with my registry anyway.

HARD_ON
02-02-2006, 12:20 AM
Dude,WTF? Dont post in old ass threads. Leave them be for deletion.

IcEyY
02-16-2006, 09:25 PM
yo i have Spybot Search And Destroy, Ad-aware SE personal and i have this annoying pop-up in the tray, saying, your computer is infected and click here to download spyware revomers. and all these IE pop-ups, i use Firefox and it kept re-installing SpyFalcon... can you help me? thanks :) IcEyY

Calavera
02-16-2006, 09:32 PM
get spysweeper and/or microsoft antispwyare.

Bilago
02-17-2006, 11:38 AM
microsoft antispyware sucks ass. don't get it. use adaware/spybot/spywaredoctor (or all three)

dreaded
02-17-2006, 04:09 PM
Actually ms antispyware is a good one. Before ms bought out giant it was one of the best paid programs you could get. Ms bought them out and put their name on it, took away win9x support and the removing tracking cookies and gave it away. I think they took the tracking cookies out because of all the tracking cookies ms uses groups, chat, games, online buying etc... Before you buy anything I would like at http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
http://spywarewarrior.com/index.php I would check out wilderssecurity (http://wilderssecurity.com/) Privacy Software and Issues (http://wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39) section. Here is a site with more info and links http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm. I would install and keep adaware and spybot installed and updated. I would not suggest you go and just get one product and leave off them. I would suggest you get all the 3 free ones, adaware, spybot and ms antispyware(now it is called Windows Defender (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx)).

homebrew89
06-17-2006, 01:21 PM
Ok, here's what I have (all free too):

Mozilla Firefox
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Ad-Aware SE Personal
SpywareBlaster
CWShredder
avast! Antivirus

SpywareBlaster doesn't remove spyware, it just provides real-time protection against most spyware threats. Be sure to enable the real-time protection in Spybot as well. Update at least monthly and you should be fine. I rarely even scan for spyware anymore because I never get it. Sometimes I go months in between scans and the MOST I get is a tracking cookie or two. As for Firefox, that's a no-brainer. Avast provides great real-time protection against malware, and even has a transparent proxy that acts as a web scanner. Finally, people need to practice safe browsing (AKA don't go to Cr4x and SeRiAlZ sites).

gaylittlegirl
07-09-2006, 03:33 AM
This cured everything that even McAfee, Freedom and Ad-Aware SE didn't kill:

http://www.superantispyware.com/

It's free to try and less pricy but it killed that annoying flashing triangle, browser redirect and found 14 trojans the others missed.

BloodyBlade
07-09-2006, 03:46 AM
Yeah, I use SuperAntiSpyware too. It's the best.

EyeOfFire
07-09-2006, 04:14 AM
I use a combination of three: Norton, AD-aware and Windows Defender.

I've never had spyware problems - so long as I use all three. I don't yet know of an anti-virus that is totally unyielding and will never fail to pick up something, so that's why I use a few. I'd recommend that, but I'm sure the other guys here know much more about it than I do.

BloodyBlade
07-09-2006, 04:15 AM
Honestly, I use Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware. Never had any issues.

For anti-virus I use NOD32 or Kaspersky.

DA(
07-10-2006, 07:13 AM
I use Ad-Aware SE Plus, Spybot, Microsoft Antispyware beta 2 (seems to be good at detecting keyloggers), Bazooka Scanner (scans take less than 5 seconds, and it is free), cwshredder, aVAST!, and Zonealarm Internet Security Suite.

gamepin126
07-10-2006, 07:17 AM
The reason why Microsoft Antispyware was so awesome, is because Microsoft bought GIANT (one of the top antispyware businesses), and just slapped MS on it. Microsoft Defender is completely different, and a heap of garbage, don't download it.

Loser777
07-11-2006, 06:00 AM
Spyware Killer if you got a serious problem and need a quick fix, scan, reboot, and scan.

DSG
07-13-2006, 07:00 PM
xD If you aren't savvy enough to get a copy of LimeWire Pro for free (so easy its a joke), there is always FrostWire (http://www.frostwire.com/). FrostWire is a freeware fork of LimeWire that is malware free. Most of you are probably not aware that the latest free and pro versions of LimeWire have an optional (for the moment at least) DRM filter that is built in. As soon as LimeWire makes this filter permanent, FrostWire will probably be the most similar alternative.

Bittorent blows all other usable p2p tech out of the water anyways. The key thing about bittorent is you have to find yourself a good community. Obviously, the best ones out there are closed and you need invites. Direct/internal distribution access (pre-release 0day) is actually the quickest and best way to get anything, but this isn't available to the general public. After internal release everything ends up in couriers hands who trade the latest stuff for credits to get more warez and then it filters down into public realm usually like this:
usenet => public ftp => irc => p2p =X=> http

A lot of stuff used to never make it to web distribution but thanks to sites like rapidshare.de that is changing. Some groups are even moving towards eliminating the couriers from the picture and using bittorent and unified/multi-group ftp exclusively. :cry: Things sure have changed since the days of the BBS.... but I believe this may be the first step towards the public getting more 'direct' scene access again.

The Chinese, followed by the Russians are for the most part prolific spreaders of warez (:whistle: and viruses of all kinds) so if you dig in at one of the communities(forums) that are accepting of foreigners you may eventually find yourself with access(usually throttled/limited) to some of their ftps. That is probably the closest the general public is going to get to scene level access for a while.

To be honest, the true scene usually isn't interested in whats on your computer unless you work in the entertainment/software industry, are privy to the upper echelons of the corporate world, or work for the government of any of the industrialized countries. The ones you have to worry about are the grifters, thieves and computer terrorists that really don't care who you are. What people should be focusing on are preventive technologies and behaviors that will protect you from them (and optionally your own government/malware slimebags).

BloodyBlade
07-14-2006, 02:14 AM
Darth, you know this thread is about adware and spyware, right? I'm guessing you only saw post #51 and forgot what the thread was named.

Good post though.

In response to your post, I use BitTorrent pretty much exclusively. I use pub trackers though, which probably isn't a good thing.

gamepin126
07-14-2006, 02:16 AM
Using limewire = instant spyware/virus.

DSG
07-14-2006, 07:19 PM
Heh. Only if you use the free version and don't realize LimeWire (and gnutella in general) is good for only porn and music. Ya, I did get off topic a bit, but I wanted to address the p2p thing as well.

Here is what I recommend for basic preventative software:
Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0
SpywareBlaster
Spybot S&D
Ad-Aware SE Professional [Ad-Watch is important!]
TuneUp Utilities 2006
The Gibson Research Three Musketeers [http://www.grc.com/default.htm]

:onebigeye: And thats just the basic list! I prefer much tighter security and more control but I understand that most people don't enjoy tweaking and configuring on a regular basis. Also, if you have McAfee or Norton(non-corporate version), I would ditch them for something more stable/accurate such as Kaspersky.

minimum_ownage
08-02-2006, 06:06 PM
Keep your internet disconnected except when using, avoids alot of grief. And by disconnected, I mean unplug the cable modem, or uninstall your ethernet card and reinstall when needed.

Sight
08-02-2006, 06:15 PM
Prepare to get bitched at for bumping...

Mystic Videl
10-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Added afew more things.

Dark_Angel_zamn
02-12-2007, 03:47 PM
:woop:hello, i heared you all talking about spyware,adware i didnt look to see if this topic was old but all who come here i just want to say go to download.com and download bunch of stuff ill give u program names and product keys

www.download.com download the following for Virus remove

AVG - Product key code is:[REMOVED] will work until the year 2090 or 2010.

Zonealarm Pro thats what i use becuase InterNet security lags my pc

Zomealarm Product key:[REMOVED] dont know if this works since i recently had zonealarm pro removed to use another anti-virus i forgot product key...

Spybot Search N Destory no product key needed (free)

Ad-ware No product key needed (free)

Notice:All the programs are suppouse to help you remove viruses i also gave u working product keys i dont no about Zonealarm pro though...

the other 2 are free thank me if u can :)

BloodyBlade
02-12-2007, 04:12 PM
Don't post in old threads!

All of those have already been suggested. Learn to read a thread.

No warez allowed in public forums.

You broke 3 rules in your very first post on the site. Refrain from being a moron for the rest of your stay.

AriZonaT
07-14-2007, 04:56 PM
Honestly, I use Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware. Never had any issues.

For anti-virus I use NOD32 or Kaspersky.

Apparently Ad-Aware doesn't work all that well, although it seems to pick up most things :\ I personally use S&D and it works quite effectively xD

vgb20t
12-04-2007, 05:30 PM
Google the following:
Combofix.exe
SDFix.exe
RogueRemoverDL them, run them, you should be set. All EXCELLENT Progs.

vgb20t
12-04-2007, 05:31 PM
Apparently Ad-Aware doesn't work all that well, although it seems to pick up most things :\ I personally use S&D and it works quite effectively xD

Sry for double post, but ROFLMAO!! did u get that from the Kapersky labs website? lolol.

Loser777
12-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Check out the date for that last post.

AriZonaT
12-12-2007, 09:36 AM
Hah, thats from like July o.O

stopthe_bomb
06-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Does anybody have any updates for this thread? All of the posted stuff is really old... Nowadays this stuff has changed completely... The way they work and new operating systems and stuff... I use malwarebytes anti malware and avast! But I am looking for recommendations?

And this is a sticky and i think it really needs updating so please don't flame me for necroposting...

DSG
06-18-2009, 07:49 PM
It hasn't changed as much as you might think....

Here is what I recommend for basic preventative software IN 2009:
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 or Nod32 SmartSecurity
SpywareBlaster
SuperAntiSpyware
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
TuneUp Utilities 2009

I really should update this thread at some point...

el-camino-ss
06-20-2009, 12:47 AM
Lol its almost identical to the old list

han_han
06-20-2009, 01:39 AM
I never noticed how I don't even have an anti-spyware anymore, probably because I don't get any anymore. Wait, I think BD has an anti-spyware built in.