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Installed Cyberdefender Free 2.0 and uninstalled it but AOL SAFETY AND SECURITY says it is still there.


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#51 Malware Zapper

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:44 PM

Thunder if you come back in about 1 hour i should have the results

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:30 PM

That didn't work

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:01 AM

What's the content of the new AOL ACTIVE SECURITY MONITOR log upon reinstalling McAfee ?
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:22 PM

I can't uninstall McAfee! It says that i have to uninstall all McAfee products and i already did but the antivirus didn't uninstall

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:25 PM

Do you think i should just reinstall windows?

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:38 PM

To be honest ?

No ^_^

If I was having your problem, I'd leave that entire AOL Security Pack in the closet,
and instead combine something like AVG7, Sygate firewall, Spybot S&D with TeaTimer and Immunisation on,
and some good, free antispyware progam as backup.

There are so many good, free security programs that for someone who knows as much about software as you do, and using common sense, you should have no trouble keeping your PC clean.

Of course, it's up to you, and if you really want to use that AOL Security Pack,
it looks like a reinstall of Windows might be the fastest and easiest way to get the job done.

Let me know what you decided, and if you want any more help to get there. :cool:

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:50 PM

I think i might reinstall windows and use free programs because my computer is beginning to slow down what should i do to back up some of my programs?

Can i transfer Microsoft works from my computer to a blank dvd and then put it back on my computer?

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 02:21 AM

Hello Malware Zapper,

(Having an identity crisis as well, spyware sucks ? :lol: )

Most programs need an installation, meaning specific program folders are made, but more important :
specific registry keys are written to the system registry.
Without those keys, the program will not run.
So, if you check the "Program Files" folder, you'll find in fact a list of applications that will need an installation from the original setup folder.

The things you can backup and transfer however, are data files and folders,
and although you can burn most of that on a CD prior to formatting your hard drive,
I'd use the possibility Windows offers to transfer personal settings and data using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard :
http://www.microsoft...november12.mspx

Some free programs :
1. Free Online/Virus Scanners[/b]2. It is important that you use a software firewall, to prevent unauthorised traffic both out of and into your computer.Sygate
Kerio
Tiny Personal Firewall
Outpost
It is important to note that you should only have one firewall installed at a time.
A tutorial on understanding and using firewalls may be found here.

3. In order to protect yourself better against spyware, you should consider installing and running the following free programs:IE/Spyad
Places over 5000 dubious websites and domains in your IE's restricted zone.

SpywareBlaster
A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster to prevent spyware from ever installing on your computer may be found here.
4. Please consider using an alternate browser. Mozilla's Firefox browser is very good and more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also has a built-in popup blocker (as an added benefit!) . If you are interested, Firefox may be downloaded from here:
http://www.mozilla.o...oducts/firefox/

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:23 PM

I can't reinstall windows. When i try it stays on a blue screen that says Windows Setup for hours.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:52 AM

OK, just to make sure you do it the right way :

- Boot from Windows CD
- In the setup menu :
* first delete the primary partition containing the previous Windows installation
* make a new primary partition in the space that comes available
* start setup chosing that partition and use normal formatting (do not use quick format !)

If that doens't work, you might have a hardware problem.
Try again after disconnecting all exterior hardware.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:03 PM

I changed my mind about reinstalling windows. I also have a couple of questions.

Which Antivirus program would you recommend?
  • AVG Free 7.5
    or
  • avast! 4 Home Edition


Which Firewall would you recommend?
  • Sygate
  • Kerio
  • Tiny Personal Firewall
  • Outpost
In addition to IE/Spyad and SpywareBlaster, should i get AVG Anti-Spyware, Spyware S&D and also keep Ad-Aware And should i download Windows Defender (non-Beta Version)

Edited by Malware Zapper, 03 February 2007 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2007 - 01:14 PM

Can you also recommend a good free utility/optimizer program?

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:21 PM

Do you know a good pop-up blocker for internet explorer?

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:28 PM

I changed my mind about reinstalling windows. I also have a couple of questions.

:D Sure, why not ^_^

Which Antivirus program would you recommend?

  • AVG Free 7.5
    or
  • avast! 4 Home Edition

I have to say, I'm quite fond of AVG, it updates quite well, is easy to use, and doesn't use up to many resources.

Which Firewall would you recommend?

  • Sygate
  • Kerio
  • Tiny Personal Firewall
  • Outpost

Well, I've been using Sygate for quite a while.
There's no longer any updating, but I feel a firewall is something you have to teach yourself, allow just what you want and nothing else.

In addition to IE/Spyad and SpywareBlaster, should i get AVG Anti-Spyware, Spyware S&D and also keep Ad-Aware And should i download Windows Defender (non-Beta Version)

Spyware S&D (enable TeaTimer and SDHelper !) and also keep Ad-Aware (as a backup) : yes
Substitute Ad-Aware with AVG AS : fine too
Leave the Windows Defender out, it tends to be less reliable imo. ^_^

Can you also recommend a good free utility/optimizer program?

Sorry, I don't use any.
I've configured my system to my liking, and that's it.

Do you know a good pop-up blocker for internet explorer?

If you install IE7, it has a built-in pop-up blocker.
Me, I'm more fond of Firefox, it's pop-up blocker and other plugins :D

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:55 PM

I use mozilla Firefox too ,but i use Internet Explorer for downloading certain programs that i don't want to save to the computer.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:37 PM

AOL SECURITY PACK took up a lot of resources, rite now i have Ad-Aware, avast! Antivirus, AVG Anti-Spyware without the shield running , Spybot S&D with TeaTimer and Immunization on, Sygate Firewall, and SpywareBlaster and my computer runs faster than it did with AOL SECURITY PACK. I didn't download IE/Spyad because the website said that if you have Spybot S&D or SpywareBlaster it may cause an overlap between the restricted site lists. Is it alright that i have Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster installed at the same time?

I only used avast! to test it out, because i have already used AVG and i found it to be a very good program, but i wanted to see what avast! was like.

Edited by Malware Zapper, 04 February 2007 - 01:27 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:39 PM

Do you suggest for me to run any more programs?

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:11 AM

Is it alright that i have Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster installed at the same time?

No problem ^_^

Do you suggest for me to run any more programs?

I'd keep it at that. Using too many security programs only leads to interference. :cool:

The only thing left to use, is your common sense (and I have a feeling you're in the habit of using that too :D )
(if you want to, you can run an online scan from time to time with Dr. Web, SuperAntispyware or any of the good scanners you can see being used by the security staff here ^_^ )

Seems like you're back on top of things now ^_^

Good luck, Malware Zapper :D

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 09:19 AM

Since i am a Helper Trainee can I post a question in the Boot Camp asking if anyone knows what a good utility/optimizer program is?

Edited by Malware Zapper, 04 February 2007 - 10:13 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2007 - 10:15 AM

Thank you for all of your help! :D

Now my computer is working great! :keybrd:

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:25 PM

Since i am a Helper Trainee can I post a question in the Boot Camp asking if anyone knows what a good utility/optimizer program is?

I'd check with a teacher first on this :cool:

Glad I could help, Malware Zapper :D

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