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Finding spyware on the computer?

Postby Baseballer02 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:18 am

Some spyware has found its way onto my computer, and it seems my Spyware Doctor program can't catch it for some reason. Any ways of finding the spyware program and getting rid of it?
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Postby Super GM » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:27 am

Try Spybot.......
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Postby Baseballer02 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:30 am

I got it, I ran Spy Doctor one more time and it caught the spyware. Described them as tracking cookies, which is something I hadn't seen before. :-?
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:51 pm

Some might think that it's overkill but it's a good idea to run multiple spyware proggies. They each catch some that the others don't. Keep in mind that all of these can be found on http://www.download.com for free. I highly recommend SpywareBlaster 3.2. It doesn't remove them but rather blocks them from making it to your computer. The others that I have are Ad-Aware 6.0, Spybot S&D, SpySweeper, and Pest Patrol. In the least, I would recommend the bolded ones.

Good luck. ;-D
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:15 pm

Lofunzo wrote:Some might think that it's overkill but it's a good idea to run multiple spyware proggies. They each catch some that the others don't. Keep in mind that all of these can be found on http://www.download.com for free. I highly recommend SpywareBlaster 3.2. It doesn't remove them but rather blocks them from making it to your computer. The others that I have are Ad-Aware 6.0, Spybot S&D, SpySweeper, and Pest Patrol. In the least, I would recommend the bolded ones.

Good luck. ;-D


good advice. I didn't run any.....until today.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:34 pm

Make sure that they are kept updated, especially SpywareBlaster 3.2.
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:07 pm

Nice post.

I want to try this when I get home, but I have one question:

Do those programs run on Macs, too?
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Postby Madison » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:13 pm

Lofunzo wrote:Some might think that it's overkill but it's a good idea to run multiple spyware proggies. They each catch some that the others don't. Keep in mind that all of these can be found on http://www.download.com for free. I highly recommend SpywareBlaster 3.2. It doesn't remove them but rather blocks them from making it to your computer. The others that I have are Ad-Aware 6.0, Spybot S&D, SpySweeper, and Pest Patrol. In the least, I would recommend the bolded ones.

Good luck. ;-D


Good post Lo. ;-D

Spybot and Ad-Aware work very well. ;-D

You will find tracking cookies, data miners, and a few other similar things occasionally.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:19 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Nice post.

I want to try this when I get home, but I have one question:

Do those programs run on Macs, too?


My guess is no. That said, I'm not sure that these computer attacks are prevalent on Macs. :-?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:20 pm

I've downloaded Ad aware and spywareblaster already.

On its first run through ad aware found over 100 tracking cookies and data miners. I feel so violated...
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