How long did you put up with malware...
Posted 23 May 2004 - 05:51 PM
Malware esan mala, ji mi disaman. SWI ji kikan ekster!
PM me if you know what that says. Whoever gets it right gets put here!
Bagman wins, good job!
Posted 25 May 2004 - 07:40 PM
Posted 29 May 2004 - 10:08 AM
I'll put up with crapola on my PC about as long as I'd allow a pedophile near my grandkids. Let's just say they'd better be ducking and running before I see them.
Like I've often been told, I'm prone to OVERKILL.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 05:46 AM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 11:13 PM
Man I had no firewall and no antivirus and tremendous numbers of adwares, spywares and Sasser had a Smackdown on my comp every day!! LOL!!
Well I've wised up and I have AVG Anti-Virus, X Cleaner, Crap Cleaner, MRU Blaster, SpywareGuard, SpywareBlaster, my Internet Connection Firewall is UP, I have installed ZoneAlarm which is a bi-directional firewall and I know what the hell comes in and goes out of my comp, Ad-Aware 6, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3, Hijack This in a folder on my hard drive not on my desktop!!! , Browser Hijack Blaster and Registry Mechanic!!!
Spyware, adware and viruses have enraged me to the point that I am going to go to college and learn all about PC's and security and learn EVERYTHING about that registry!!
Next boot camp you run count me in!!!! I am determined to learn hijck this until I know it like the back of my hand!!!!
All I want now is a router or hardware firewall, and to learn everything I can find out about fighting spyware, adware and those damn viruses!!!
Posted 04 June 2004 - 11:19 PM
Helpful link: SpywareBlaster...
MS MVP 2006 and ASAP Member since 2004
Please read the Instructions for posting requested logs and the article "So how did I get infected in the first place?"
Posted 05 June 2004 - 01:31 PM
Took me about a minute to start looking for help with my first spyware problem.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:17 AM
And a greeting of pop-ups when the browser was opened
To name but a few.
Therein began my absolute hatred of crapware, I cleaned up the machine as best as I could (and did a pretty good job I reckon), massively beefed up the security and started researching the subject.
I've been called compulsive and obsessive about it!!
Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:20 AM
When I first got hijacked, I knew of a few security forums, and so, was luckier than some, and got help very quickly. Since then, the learning curve on PC vulnerability has risen steeply. I stopped using IE and installed Opera. I now use Firefox, and can't remember when I last had anything nasty on my machine. Also having a firewall, anti-virus/spy/adware progs and active monitoring of my PC, also helps a great deal.
The other thing I do now is read the EULA, which I never did. I have saved myself a lot of hassle as a result.
Edited by Freebird, 08 June 2004 - 10:23 AM.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 01:11 PM
I din't use it much for the first few months (neither did my wife) but my 16 year old son and 6 year old daughter did (especially my son).
I knew my son was downloading from Kazaa but didn't do much about it because I just couldn't be bothered at the time. Then one night my daughter was using it and she turned to me and asked "Daddy, what's this ?". I looked at the screen and saw a very graphic porno pop-up.
I decided then and there to do something and soon found myself posting a log at CCSP, who were a great help. I have since downloaded all the necessary anti-spyware apps and have the computer locked up tight.
So for me it was about protecting the kids !
Posted 11 June 2004 - 11:37 AM