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My Internet Activity Is Being Recorded ???

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posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:26 AM
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Stop using Internet explorer switch to firefox mozilla or opera or any other!!!

Remove all Previous antivirus software

Use norton remover in case you have ever had norton products...

Download pc tools spyware doctor...

Download and register Avast antivirus software...

Avast is totally free and possibly the best antivirus out there

Run a disk cleanup and delete all files inc temp files

clear Internet Explorer cache

Run Pc tools spyware doctor full scan

on completion of scan fix checked

Right click the Avast icon in your tray near Computer clock

Start avast

Avast will do a registry memory check let this complete this

top left of avast is menu drop down

Select boot time scan

select settings and it will ask you to restart computer

The computer will automatically restart and check everything!!!

Upon loading back up spyware doctor automatically runs a quick sacn normally you computer should now be back to normal!

Regards




posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:38 AM
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I use and recommend Avast, but she said she already has AVG. It should do a decent job as long as the program and definitions are up to date.

Woody, in addition to Spybot S&D, I'd recommend using a second antispyware tool. Check out wither Spyware Terminator or SuperAntiSpyware. Both are good and free. It really helps to have two different tools to use. No single tool catches everything.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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Switch immediately to Mozilla Firefox...Internet Explorer is the gateway to infestation...

Secondly, Ad pop-ups pop up all the time, simply ignore them or if they wont allow you to escape hit Control+Alt+Delete all at the same time and end the program.

You'll want to install a good ad-aware program to catch these bugs and maybe a pop-up blocker. Google has one I think for free...

Anyway, these are things we all experience...Everything you do on the internet is recorded to some server somewhere in the world and who knows what happeneds...

Think of the internet as a library that you can walk into and do whatever you want in- but loaded with undercover cops. Haha...thats the best I can do but hopefully you'll be alright.
Goodluck!



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:47 AM
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I know my ISP is being recorded, and I have experienced phone taps, especially after 9/11. It doesn't bother me, and I am outright and outspoken, so I have nothing to hide.

I get use to it, and have learned that it happens when certain trigger words or phrases are used by other parties without them thinking that certain key words activates a tap in their ignorance, even if they are just saying it out of ignorance .

Survelliance by our governments has increased ten-fold since 9/11, but I have nothing to hide, nor nothing to fear.

I think the other reason that they do it, is because I do email my representatives on a regular basis, like my M.P. and others in Parliament when I find they do things which concern me and others like me.

I now have the means to personally speak to my M.P. through his caseworker which is a huge help, but that comes at a cost of having a phone tap, which I understand.

I guess it's a price we pay for free speech and democracy is to lose our privacy.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 10:05 AM
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Suggest also Hijackthis

Caution: that hotlink is to a .zip file containing that utility, so clicking it will start the download.

Be sure you read the documentation and know how to save and post a log.

After running it, you can post the log to the forum and more knowledgeable people can help you see what to remove.

I'd agree with going to FF over IE.

HTH.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by mrwupy

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

Let's keep it clean folks
[edit on 3/29/08 by FredT]

I will edit how I talk and what I wish to convey. Just u2u me and I will be happy to delete it or re-word in my own words.

Thanks


[edit on 29-3-2008 by dk3000]

PS- attempting to describe what occurred during a porn search and what I saw and how it effected me and keep it in the context of a "Brady Bunch" description would have likely turned out the same way.

Perhaps the solution is to ban the porn talk entirely?

Either way- I deleted my post.


And I am sorry if anyone- including mods were offended.


[edit on 29-3-2008 by dk3000]



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 10:36 AM
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Dump Windows.
Dump Internet Explorer...

Hackers Hack big business software.... not freeware.


Join lInux...

Ubuntu, Redhat, etc... all free and OPEN SOURCE.


4 years on Ubuntu.... no viruses, no malware, no spyware, no popups..... and no need to run scans 3 times daily to make it happen.

100% as functional and easy to use as any windows os; and all of the add on software is free...I dare you to tell me how Gimp is any less functional than Photoshop.


Sri Oracle



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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In regards to the OP:

Popups like that are nothing more than simple .exe or .batch files that automatically run upon windows startup and are caused by downloading unknown files, or going to a "poisened" website which automaticlly downloads a small file into your C:/Windows or C:/Windows/System32 file via automatic script. Get Mozilla for sure with No script.

What is happening is now that you've got this small infection, one which told you that you needed more anti-virus, and one that has told you you are being monitored, they are just simple spam/advertising programs being automatically activated at random times. If you see one pop up again, press ctrl alt del, and you will see at least one strange process running in your process tree, probably looks different than all the other processes your running. If you end task it, it will go away for a while, but the script will start it up again. You can use pay or free ware anti virus to remove it, but I never trust anti-virus and it bogs down my system, so I prefer to go into MSCONFIG and disable it, then find the folder its in, end task it, then delete the bugger.

In the end, your ISP can always track where you go, and such, but they don't pay much attention (I do piracy and I never have had been threatened by my ISP) and you really don't need more anti virus. Its just annoying marketing tools.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 11:08 AM
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reply to post by woodwytch
 

Mozilla Firefox works great, on your tool bar click Tools then clear private data, or you can set it to clear at log off to clean up your system a little. You can also DL add-ons to Firefox like answers.com, dictionary or wiki for a quick highlight right clicky to look up any word.

Kim Komando has a syndicated radio show for computer help with an online site full of info and Free Downloads like anti-spyware/virus, firewalls, and much more. I use Webroot SpySweeper and it catches everything while my AV programs just sit around. It's amazing how often the SpySweeper pops up and blocks some goofy download all the while AVG and PC tools say "it's all good".



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by Duality
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.


A lot of snow back in those days. And it was at least 20 miles to get to school, too busy to use a phone, besides who had a dime to make a call? Somehow we never found the downhill route home.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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Devino, are you using AVG antispyware tools? Do they even have such a thing?

Antivirus (AVG) is not the same as antispyware. That's why you need multiple tools to maintain your PC. You need one good antivirus product running all the time, two antispyware tools (with perhaps one of them running all the time), and other tools to keep things running smoothly, like disk defragmenters, registry cleaners, privacy tools, etc.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 01:32 PM
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Um, just a quick question, do they still log everything you do if you use a proxy?



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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One thing you can do is install the Vidalia Bundle (www.torproject.org...) and Mozilla Firefox. This involves some work and time and browsing can be slower this way. This allows you to use Firefox to browse anonymously through the Tor relay network. One cool thing it does is hide your true IP address. For instance, I bid you good day from my location here in Seoul, South Korea! The mods can check this. (I actually live near the frozen aliens at WPAFB).



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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Use norton remover in case you have ever had norton products...

Download pc tools spyware doctor...

Worst advice I've ever seen on the web,ever. Norton is a terrible,horrible,skanky bit of kit. I hate it with every part of my being. It's so slow,and then if it ever does catch something,it won't remove it,cos it can't. As it is a pony,inferior product. I jad a small ceremony,killing everything Norton related in my house. Burnt it all up in a pile in the garden. I swear I could hear it,crying out as it bubbled away.

now,say 4 billion hail marys for you sins.


AVG OR Avast! (free cool pirate name,sold it for me),Spyware S&D and Ad-aware,along with your PCs firewall is pretty much all you need.

if you run into any problems,run this little fella (just run it,no need to instal it,it'll do it's work,just kill anything it tells you to.) www.spywareinfo.com...




Did I mention that Norton is a bit crap?

[edit on 29/3/2008 by Acidtastic]



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic
AVG OR Avast! (free cool pirate name,sold it for me),Spyware S&D and Ad-aware,along with your PCs firewall is pretty much all you need.


Someday, someone will market a package exactly like that......all of these are very good products.

You think Norton home products suck? You should see what the latest Symantec Corp. products do to a system. Oh my lord.......



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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1 comment, Dump AVG go to this link
(us.trendmicro.com... )
and look for Housecall along the right side of the page, follow the directions, when done re-load AVG if you like.

Edit for my spelling errors

[edit on 29-3-2008 by RedmoonMWC]



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 03:25 PM
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The easiest way to get rid of those pop-ups is to install Firefox and install the adblock+ and the no-script add-ons.

All they are trying to is scare you into buying some crappy product you don't need. There are an annoyance, nothing more.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 03:35 PM
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I was actually referring to a Norton remover LOL

Norton Norton Everywere

Norton Norton im in despair

norton Norton like wearing womens underwear

It's useless when you know your going to get screwed


I personally hate Norton and it is useless....

Avast has been running on my comp now for over 2 years and it is quite simply the best in my opinion...



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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I'm running IE, because I pretty much have to, everything else runs like something I can't mention on here with my system for some reason. But I'm running Spybot S&D in resident mode so it asks if I want to allow any registry changes, I run Adaware every few days, and I have AVG. I haven't had any problems with IE lately at all.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 03:55 PM
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Every month on the second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft comes out with a new malicious software removal program. Just go to microsoft and search for "malicious software removal program" or something to that affect. Every month, it comes out, but mainly for the main ones. If you do not have pop-up blocker on in IE or you do not have IE updated then go to Update Windows and see if you need any Critical Updates. Myself, I am having no problems with what programs other people mentioned (AVG and Spybot with updated definition files) and especially AdWare cookie removal program also, because some cookies are the things (from marketing firms) that track your usage and what sites you visit. Remove them, they are all over the place, including "forums".

And anything else, and you would need a rootkit program, but beware, like HiJackThis - you have to know a little about your computer not to mess it up yourself in the end, by removing something you may need.

When I had Win2KProf and re-installed it, you should have seen all the messages I was getting about Security until I had the Updates from Microsoft downloaded and put back on. They just stay on the Internet, and seem to never go away. Not that there will not be new ones also from Hackers, but that is because even the Servers are not really up to date for Critical Updates either, especially Porn Sites, the main place you will get that stuff from. So the choice is yours!

Visit legitimate places on the Internet, and then you probably will not have a problem.


www.microsoft.com.../global/SiteTemplates/5257839b-b661-44b7-9194-2bc147 d897b0.xml&groupName=Security%20%26%20Updates

search.microsoft.com...

www.microsoft.com...




[edit on 3/29/2008 by AmoebaSized]



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