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#1 shoreg

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 01:26 AM

Hi

I sometime come to this site and I see a lot of post from people looking to get rid of CWS. I'm curious to know what you would consider the most effective way a person could prevent such exploits from happening. If you were to advise a new computer user, what would be the first thing you would have them do? I have a few thing I do myself and have never had a problem with browers hijacks, but I would like to get someone else views on what you would tell a novice user to do that would keep them out of harms way.

Gary

#2 roadrage

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 07:21 PM

Hello: shoreg :wave:

First I would tell them to get the latest Update's and Patches for their OS and Browser if running IE and Windows as soon as they become available.

MS Update:
http://v5.windowsupd...ault.aspx?ln=en

If they dont have a virus protection program get one.

Short on Cash no problem these programs below are free.

Online Virus Scan:
http://www.bitdefend...can/licence.php
http://www.pandasoft...n_principal.htm
http://housecall.tre.../start_corp.asp

AVG Virus Protection:
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

AD-Aware
http://www.lavasoftu...pport/download/

CWShredder:
http://www.snapfiles...ebshredder.html

Firewall protection such as Zone Alarm:
http://www.klitetool...m/Security.html

HijackThis:
http://www.majorgeek...wnload3155.html

IE-Spyad:
https://netfiles.uiu...ww/resource.htm

SpybotSearch&Destroy:
http://www.safer-net...load/index.html

Spyware Blaster:
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html

Tell them to read all help files for their Programs and Update and Run Virus Programs and Post to a Help Forum to make sure they are Clean.

How did I get Infected in the First Place:
http://forums.net-in...?showtopic=3051

Help Forum:
http://forums.spywar...dex.php?act=idx

Additional Web Browser:
http://www.mozilla.org/download.html

I think that just about cover's it, hope this helps you. :D

#3 Noone

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 08:59 AM

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