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How did you hear about SpywareInfo?

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Got the good ol' Morwill Search and couldn't stand more then an hour of it... so surfed "morwill search" on Google and found this place. I couldn't understand a single word any of the post were saying until i realized i needed to get HiJackThis and join your forums. Thankfully, Morwill is gone, but my life is being tormented by other adware now. So it's off to the research table until another Forum Deity or such can give me a hand.

 

You guys are great, and have inspired me to further my studying from A+ and Net+ Certs and on to waging war against spy/adware and beyond. Thanks!!!

 

I still don't understand all this technical forum stuff you guys do, like adding signatures (whatever that is), pictures, etc. but I guess knowing how to spell and post a boring segment is good enough :)

 

See ya all around the SWI

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While reading through my new issue of Langlist I tried one of his subscriber's sites, Malware Help.org and they had a link to this site. Either the current newsletter or the 10/27 one had a hint regarding Visionware Media Player which triggered a recollection of having seen it in on my PC. Sure enough, it was there but no longer :). Strangely enough though, Add/Remove did not remove the C:\Program Files/ folder and subfolders which had to be manually deleted.

 

BTW, I was impressed enough on my first visit to send a Paypal contribution to you all. I wish it could be more but...

 

Best of wishes,

 

Billy

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My lovely wife to be found the site whilst trying to solve a problem with a virus on her computer.

 

Once her problem was solved, I thought I would enlist in Boot Camp and have loved every moment of my time here since then :D

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My dad, who works as a software developer, suggested that I download Spybot S&D to make sure my laptop was clean of spyware. After downloading, installing, and running the program, I found that I had well over 1000 spyware programs on my box! (They didn't hijack or damage anything, but still...) After cleaning everything up, I ran a Google search on "spyware information". The first non-sponsored result was...spywareinfo.com.

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Hello! Was looking for some addeded resources to help our clients wit their spyware & Adware problems and I think I've found it! Google search listed you in the top 5 I believe.

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I found SWI on Google - I was desperate and frustrated. I am glad I found you guys coz I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out myself.

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:unsure: Through Merijn like many at SpywareInfo.

Currently playing with new tool I found at Sysinternals called RootkitReveale;don't understand it much but

am worried I have picked up some hidden trash on my PC.

I look for digital artwork on the net. This last week when at one site using their links to more pictures ended up at a porn site.Think they stole the orginal address;anyway sometimes now getting "page cannot be displayed". Sometimes a page just takes so long loading I give up on that page(am on dailup)maybe too much animation,don't know. I regularly run my temp files & cookies through a shredder;also run security scans.But am able to get to most sites so will see.

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While asking a question in our local community forum the owner of Hostpc hosting company Joe answered my question and recommended I try out your online scan for spyware. I had forgotten that I had visited your site way back in June 2004 good to be back to it!!

 

hxxp://www.schenectadyny.info/cgi-bin/Blah...isplay,m=latest

 

hxxp://hostpc.com

 

Thankyou

Take Care

Cel (aka Jackie)

 

Edited to disable links...

Edited by Budfred

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cel,

 

I don't understand why you posted those links and particularly the hosting link... Are you advertising?? I have disabled the links since the intention is not clear...

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It's all Jacee's fault!!! :p She sent me to Boot Camp from PC Pitstop. :D Thank you Jacee!

Edited by teacup61

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Was checking out info about hijackers on the net and when I googled it, this site came into view. Made me interested. I Like learning more and more about computers hehe

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i was trying 2 get rid of all these crappy pop ups

i search "ad.oinserver" on google

this 1 came up

at first i thought it was only 1 guy's topic

i clicked a few other links on google

came back to this 1

read it in more deapth

joined it

lol

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I've seen this site on Google before, but never had the idea to register here, till I started with learning Hijackthis on a Dutch forum :)

 

Maybe I'll sign in here to :)

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I found out about SWI from my friend who spent 10 hours one day cleaning his computer from junk. He used a few forums to help himself repair his computer. SWI seems to be one of the largest anti spyware forums.

 

Justin

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Beamerke told me :)

He teaches me on a belgium forum where we do hijackthis

and he gave me the url

 

thx to beamer :)

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I learned about SWI while researching on how to clean up my personal assistant's infected PC. And would you believe it that the link to SWI was recommended in some article I found in the Microsoft website? :p

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It's all teacup's fault.....No no.....all joking aside.

I've known of this forum for a good while and the wonderful knowledge in the teaching classes.

I know several who come here and have graduated, and have become known and respected trusted advisors.

But I'm new so please don't bite.

I'm eager to learn and to meet new people.....so go easy on a southern girl.

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My first contact with SWI was trough an help file in HijackThis. it said that I would get help by understanding what my logfile was, and wich processes I could kill :) still waiting for an answer though.. but that's alright because I posted my log this morning.

 

I could fix most of my spyware problems myself, but I'm stuck with a startpage that I can't change. It keeps returning to this fake anti-spyware add. :blink:

 

Greetz

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It's all Jacee's fault!!! :p She sent me to Boot Camp from PC Pitstop. :D Thank you Jacee!

yup Jacee got me to come here to!!! :wave:

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I got infected with Iworm_attck virus, I did a yahoo search for that specific virus and the results were alot of not good sites, I think Spywareinfo was third or so. I click on it and never looked back.

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Had heard about this place ages ago and was given the link to sign up for Boot Camp from another member at TEG forum. Been meaning to get formal HJT training for awhile just haven't had time until now.

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Back in late 2003 - early 2004 I was having several problems with my 6 year old Win98 machine and I found Tom Coyote after searching the Internet for my symptoms. Tom's site had some info on it about SWI starting up, which I checked out and joined in June 2004. Tom Coyote was (and is) a very helpful and informative site, but I became increasingly impressed with the professionalism of SWI and eventually gravitated to it full time. I will always be grateful to Tom C. for my initial education, but I am now a full time SWI Junkie (or Groupie? or Both ?). After two more years, I finally got up the nerve to join Boot Camp and look forward to the day when I graduate to Helper and can start giving back for all the help I've received over the last two years.

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Mike started this thread, on old board. http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=13021

 

"Just out of curiosity, where did you all hear about spywareinfo? I know many of you from other security/privacy sites, but what about the rest of you?"

 

A Google search on a internet speed/tweak sight (don't remember which now) that wanted to install some active x stuff (not likely Tim :evilgrin: ), the search showed someone on your board had also asked about it (and you had advised, rightly, not to use it. No reason to install active x stuff to do the tests).

 

DJW

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i was looking for a forum like this for a while i got yours from download.com

have recommended it to all my friends..

i have also seen it listed on spyware terminator forum quite a few times..

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done a google serch, "safeguard protect veevo"

and ended up here :cool: luv it.

 

 

be safe post-96506-1175188056.gif diki.

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heard this from my local forum here in malaysia when i browse through the tech support subforum and someone there say this forum has boot camp to learn about malware analysis and removal.. i immediately registered here.. :p

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From BleepingComputer forum.

I'm in their HJT Trainee program and they mention you guys a lot, so I figured I should associate myself with you guys as well. :)

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I got an about Blank infection - had never even heard of spyware at that time and found the site after much investigation on the net trying to figure out what had gone wrong with my machine.

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Good to see you all. :)

I myself found this forum via Google search, back in 2002.

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Computer security curiosity, type, search, type, stumble...love this site, just registered, also love Castlecops, though now it is impossible to get on. Cannot remember exact circumstance as to stumble.

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google of course =) that was nearly 3 years ago

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I've been neglecting this topic!

 

Welcome, all of you. We really are interested in hearing how you got here. :wave:

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