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shoreg

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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

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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.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5co...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.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

 

AVG Virus Protection:

http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

 

AD-Aware

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

 

CWShredder:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/coolwebshredder.html

 

Firewall protection such as Zone Alarm:

http://www.klitetools.com/Security.html

 

HijackThis:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

 

IE-Spyad:

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm

 

SpybotSearch&Destroy:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

 

Spyware Blaster:

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.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-integration.net/index.php?showtopic=3051

 

Help Forum:

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.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

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