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My Internet Activity Is Being Recorded ???

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posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by woodwytch
(To the 'porn' guys);

You know that kind of thing is bad for you right ???


Woody


Just because my eye sight is going bad and my palms are getting hairy is no reason to give it up. It might just be in my genes




posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 10:13 PM
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If all of that is going on wupy, I highly doubt that it is in your jeans. I mean genes.



posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 10:20 PM
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One heads up on these type of ads. They usually ask if you want to download their program - yes or no. If you hit either they still download it. You must hit the X in the prompt box to close it out without getting their software downloaded.



posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by disgustedbyhumanity
One heads up on these type of ads. They usually ask if you want to download their program - yes or no. If you hit either they still download it. You must hit the X in the prompt box to close it out without getting their software downloaded.


True! Or use my old friend Ctrl+W to close the window. This is particularly great if the ad is one that takes up your entire screen and has no button to close it.

Actually, while I think of it... If that happens too, you can always Alt+Tab away from it, or use Windows Key + D to go to the desktop. Then you can right click the window name on the taskbar down the bottom and close it, or open task manager and shut them down...



posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 10:49 PM
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Back when I still used Windoze, I used a firewall by komodo, and it was great. Best of all it was free. I used AVG free version too, and had few problems.

But, as long as you use Microsucks OS, you're a target. And I don't trust that bunch anyway. Too greedy and grasping for my taste. I think they would sell out their own mothers for a better slice of the pie.

I'm now a relaxed Linux user, and I've never looked back. I started using a computer about 18 months ago, after well over a half century of never touching one, so if I can run Linux, anyone can. I switched to Linux after just a few months of XP, and like it so well that I wiped Vista off my new computer I got a couple weeks back, and installed Mandriva.

(And you young whippersnappers start respecting the abilities of your elders! I remember when I had to walk four miles in the snow just to use a telephone.
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posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by NGC2736
And you young whippersnappers start respecting the abilities of your elders! I remember when I had to walk four miles in the snow just to use a telephone.


Four miles up hill in the snow to reach the phone and then 17 miles up a steeper hill in the snow on the way home, right? Hahaha.


Just messing with you.



posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 11:12 PM
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I would think if you have messaging started your PC can receive instant messages from solicitors sending the message ad to your ip when online.

You will have to turn off messaging to stop it.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 12:08 AM
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It's not the windows messaging service. If it's what I think it is, it's a yellow triangle with an exclaimation point in the center that shows up in the system tray. It's designed to look almost exactly like a legitimate Windows Security advisement. When you click it, it opens a balloon tooltip suggesting that you install a specific anti-spyware or anti-virus package, but the programs being advertised are just garbage anyways. Funny part is, the messages are different for different interations of the malware, but most of them have bad spelling and/or grammar.

My uncle's PC had the same thing about a month ago. Spent 3 days trying to pull it out. Every time I killed/deleted the executables that spawned the adware, they'd recreate themselves someplace else on my hard drive the next time I connected to the internet. Don't remember what it was called, but at the time I researched it thoroughly and the removal procedure was about 40 or 50 steps. Problem was, even after getting it out, the system was horribly damaged, as if it modified lots of key windows elements to rely on it. I remember that once it was gone, I'd double click an icon on the desktop, and instead of launching an app, it would just create a shortcut to the icon I clicked on. I couldn't open apps by launching files either. Had to open the respective app and then do file/open just to read a text file.

Eventually had to just wipe the PC and start over, something I've never had to do. Bottom line is it's just an ad, and you're probably stuck with it. Don't poke it or you'll make things worse, and if you've already bought their crappy software, to shut it up, then the ad was effective and we can look forward to more like it in the future



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 04:25 AM
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They might want to hit them with a baseball bat at times but that doesn't seem unusual to me either.



About 15 years ago I read a news item that police in New York were called
to a shooting incident,when they got there they found that a man had just put 6 shots through his computer!

At times I've felt like doing the same,fortunately for my computers we are not allowed to own handguns in the UK!



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 05:31 AM
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Hi Woody,
Hope you have cleared your problem, just a thought, sometimes these things alter various settings, if so, it may be worth using the 'system restore' facility. Just move the date back a week or so before the trouble started, assuming you have cleared the virus/trojan horse.
Hope this is of some help,
Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again.
Horsegiver.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 05:48 AM
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Here in Bulgaria there is a plan, from 2009' the Police to force the ISPs to collect all the data from their clients - when with who we are chatting/skype/irc/msn etc, to whom we are sending emails and when, visited sites and so on. All the communication data will be stored by the ISPs. The Police of course said that this is for good and there will be no looking in the private correspondence. Just the data to who and when we are sending emails or chatting.
All the forums, including big ones (with several thousand users) are full with people that are against this, but the government didn't want to hear his own people for anything.

sorry for the english
but i guess you got the point.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 06:09 AM
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It's probably a case of browser hijacking (a sophisticated piece of code does that). Any spyware or adware software should be able to detect and solve it. If not try running hijack this and post the log.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 06:10 AM
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I am a PC Tech and I come across this all the time when cleaning up PC's.
You are infected with Malware, and those pop ups you are getting are ads for Rogue Spyware Utilities. DO NOT download any of the utilities that it tells you will clean your pc. If you do you will get even more infected. The best thing to do besides run Adaware or Spybot is to download a program called "Vundofix".
It will clean up any Rogue applications it finds that regular spyware cleaners will miss as it is designed specifically for Rogue aps. It can be downloaded FREE here...

www.majorgeeks.com...



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 06:29 AM
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Originally posted by stealthsurfer

It will clean up any Rogue applications it finds that regular spyware cleaners will miss as it is designed specifically for Rogue aps. It can be downloaded FREE here...

www.majorgeeks.com...


when i try and run the program for the first time it wont let me, i get this message.

run time error 339 component 'comdlg32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file missing or invalid.

???



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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woodwytch,

Several of the previous posters are spot-on about this being little more than a malware that's trying to play upon your fear factor. Often times they've either brought the detected crap with them upon installation or they haven't scanned a damn thing and are Hoping you'll click "fix"; only to be taken to a website where for the low, low price of $**.95 you can purchase even more crap software.

If you're getting an alert in your systray telling of the many infections they've detected, then it sounds like you need to use the smitfraudfix. It works wonders for many of these insidious l'il bastaadized programs.

Here's a link to the download and full instructions for using the tool:
siri.geekstogo.com...

Be sure to follow the instructions all the way thru and I think you'll find it takes care of the issue(s) you've been experiencing. Otherwise, post back and let us know.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 06:45 AM
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Hi Guy's,
Can I just say thanks so much to everyone who has posted there help and advice ... jeez, ATS is such a great place. It was the first place I thought to come when my computer went psycho on me and you didn't let me down.


The problem seems to be solved now and I'd like to appologize for being so paranoid in my OP
er hum!!!

(Neiby); I'm using 'firefox' and 'spybot' now, hopefully that will do the trick.

(Orsirus1953); I stand corrected my friend and can I just say, 'God bless porn an all the help it's provided'
I've obviously been living on my own, out of the loop for too long.


(Duality); I'm pretty certain it was advertizment ... there was loads of different 'spyware' products that kept flashing up, telling me how much danger my computer was in if I didn't install them etc.
And yes, I do fit into the '40's age bracket' ... and yes I am crappy with technology goddamit ... stop rubbing it in !


(mrwupy); ... 'It might just be in my jeans ... er, I mean genes' (or not, as the case might be).


(NGC2736); I already had AVG free version installed and it's been great until now ... but I downloaded 'spybot' too just to be extra safe.
I'm a writer, but vowed I'd never succumb to a computer ...'work of the devil' n'all. Then I remembered I was a Pagan - and don't believe in the devil, so got one. Still amazes the hell out of me.
But then I'm easily pleased !
(4 miles in the snow hah! ... I walked 4 miles in the snow - barefoot - before I discovered we didn't have telephone gadget things in North Yorkshire) 'er-ner' (translation = 'oh, no').


(horsegiver); Thanks for the tip my friend. MM - MP & MMA back at'ya


NOTE; To the porn guys ... watch-out for the hairy palms (in case it spreads) or you might find yourselves the topic of a thread on the 'crypto forum' as a suspected werewolf/bigfoot sighting.


Thanks everyone. WOODY



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by jitombe
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Amazing how much free porn is on the web, the whole world is just crazy about porn (not complaining about it). Why doesn't big brother just send us a survey of sorts so we can save them the time with keeping an eye on us. I wonder how much it pays to spy on people on the web, anyone know? Going to go to work and spying on people online, that must be some great job for perverts.


Well, they can't keep an eye on the likes of paris hilton and her ilk all of the time, so they need the extra help to keep people in check.

Those girls, britany, paris, lindsay, etc, are a full time job you know.. oO

Really tho, when I used to be a helpdesk monkey, popups like these would always cause the more paranoid of staff to log calls, and it's nothing more than "YOU'RE DOOMED BUY THIS FROM ME NOW AND BE SAVED!!!" adverts.

Why can't you rid yourself of them, use a decent AV, and run Spyware seek and destroy or similar well known apps. Adaware or something.

No one's watching your internet behavior, unless you are a sicko or a target for law enforcement. You're just another bare IP in the internet shower with the rest of us.




posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by mrwupy

Originally posted by woodwytch
(To the 'porn' guys);

You know that kind of thing is bad for you right ???


Woody


Just because my eye sight is going bad and my palms are getting hairy is no reason to give it up. It might just be in my genes


Porn .. I wear jeans too.. And..

oO

Oh no..




posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by disgustedbyhumanity
One heads up on these type of ads. They usually ask if you want to download their program - yes or no. If you hit either they still download it. You must hit the X in the prompt box to close it out without getting their software downloaded.


Yes, exactly. It's usually not a real Windows Alert, but a flash or shockwave applet that is made to look like a windows alert, but all the Yes/No buttons etc, are just one big CLICKME button. You can tell usually by how your mouse pointer changes as you move above it. If it goes from a pointer to a hand over the entire image, it's an advert.

And even then, clicking the X can sometimes cause a on unload event.

Nasty programmers, feeble websites, and rotten people use and advocate things like that.

See, some people can even make money that way, you host an advert, have a unique key in the url that when linked to, shows that someone from your website went to the advertisements website, and you get 2 cents or something. So the more people you have unable to NOT click on an ad, the more money you get.

It should, IMO, be illegal... but its the internet. Serious business.

meh...



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by NGC2736

(And you young whippersnappers start respecting the abilities of your elders! I remember when I had to walk four miles in the snow just to use a telephone.
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Hahaha Walking miles in the snow just to use a phone? YOU were MADE for Linux mate..
)))

hahaha

Really tho, I would be there in a second, I love ubuntu, but I need my COD2/4 fix.. I bought those damn games for a reason, and damnit, Im gunna play em !!

I had to resort to my live ubuntu cd just the other day, because M$ and directx - when faulty - are like asking a blind man to read a note. Impossible, frustrating, and you end up angry and sad.

Ubuntu out of the box, has everything right in front of you. Bam.

When it can let me run those games, above 25 fps in wine etc, then Im there in an instant.

Oh and Im closer to 40 than 30 these days.. jsyk.



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