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posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 01:54 PM
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I often chat with a friend in Johannesburg whilst she's at work and have mentioned to her that she should be careful about her internet use & e-mailing during company time.

So I thought I'd search for some information to pass along to her regarding that. One site I found, has a list of 940 confirmed or suspected spyware applications!

That list is unfortunately set up to show only 10 entries at a time, so it's a long process to view them all. I have already copied the entire list onto notepad and will e-mail that to anyone who's interested. If you wish to visit the site and browse the list alphabetically then here's the link: www.tom-cat.com...

All the reading I did made me wonder about my own system, so I downloaded a trial version of Spywatch by BulletProof. I ran the program and was glad to know that there are no malicious applications in my PC. The software did a very thorough job of deep searching for several types of malicious programs in my system.

Below are some links for anyone's whose interested in learning more.

Spychecker - www.spychecker.com...

Spyware Info - www.spywareinfo.com...

Gator Spyware - www.flowsoft.com...

Lavasoft.com - www.lavasoftusa.com...

BulletProof.com - www.bulletproofsoft.com...

Spyware Forums - www.spywareinfo.com...

Tom Cat.com - www.tom-cat.com...

Tom Coyote - tomcoyote.com...

Virsus List - www.viruslist.com...

Cookie Filters - www.tom-cat.com...

All the Best,
Deep




posted on Jan, 18 2003 @ 08:02 AM
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Forget those spywares.

Use Spybot !


security.kolla.de...



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 03:23 PM
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Yup, I have to agree with ultra_phoenix. Spybot is cool! I just downloaded it around 2 weeks ago after seeing it mentioned in PC World.



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 05:27 PM
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PC world ? What did they say about SpyBot ? Just curious...



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 09:27 PM
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PC World just mentioned the URL to download Spybot. They mentioned it again in the July issue on page 86: PepiMK Spybot Search & Destroy (free, go to find.pcworld.com/35417). Rids your PC of sneakly software that companies use to monitor your Web use.



posted on Jul, 13 2003 @ 04:21 AM
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I concur. A number of recent aussie and New Zealand computer publications have also been recommending spybot.

I used Addware 6, but after downloading spybot and running it, I found and removed a number of spywares and addwares that adware had failed to.

Spybot search and destroy



posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 11:17 AM
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I use both Spybot and Adaware (if I feel like waiting for it to do its stuff--quite slow). Both find stuff the other leaves behind.

But I have the queasy feeling they are probably behind the curve. Spyware is getting cleverer the experts say, and who has the resources to fight it.

Can you hide from Bill and the government? Windows XP is rumored to be full of spyware. If you update, a copy of your registry goes the other way. Office products put a code in every file you write.



posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 11:31 AM
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I use spybot also, and it works perfectly...


And if windows xp was full of spyware, I think more people would be protesting already... Maybe later they'll start to protest...



posted on Aug, 1 2003 @ 10:36 PM
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Sorry, but I finally got a computer after a 20 year sabatical. (back in my day it was all punchcard).
Anyway, I know vaguely what spyware is, but how is it applied?



posted on Aug, 12 2003 @ 11:39 AM
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Yeah, but the best is SpyHunter. At first I had Adaware but I was still left with spyware that the program didn't check.



posted on Aug, 17 2003 @ 05:41 AM
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And if windows xp was full of spyware, I think more people would be protesting already... Maybe later they'll start to protest...


Most people dont know about it, and most people are to naive to even think twise about it when they are told by the few people how do know about it.... or suspects it.

A friend of mine how is currently studying computer sciense in Britain found a bunch of suspicious things in Windows XP when he was checking it out right after installing it. One of the things he found was quite scary, I dont remember entierly what it was, but from what he told me it was something akin to the user accounts you can set up with XP, only it was open to remote administration by/probably by Microsoft. It was created to be used for administration by people from remote locations... The things he found was not exactley located on obvious places either.... many of theme where hidden quite well.

A thing i found on the Astalavista networks web pages a couple of years ago is this astalavista.com...

Its not that secret anymore, but for people running win 98 it might be worth a look... I found files containing info on my web usage dating back to the first time I used the Internet on that computer hidden extreamly well. When you delete that sort of info, its not gone even though windows tells you it is.



posted on Aug, 30 2003 @ 09:14 AM
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With Windows XP...everytime you update...you send back info to Microsoft...plus they throw in some spyware. With freeware or shareware there is almost always spyware included...tracking your cookies and sending that info to whoever wants it. The worst of the spywares come from Peer to Peer networks...like Kazaa...Imesh...and Limewire...but...if you want free music and movies...you give them info about yourself in exchange. Commercialism at it's best. The weird thing is that with Spybot...it warns highly of not removing Microsoft's Internet Explorer's spyware...gee...I wonder why?...but it works the best for me.



posted on Aug, 30 2003 @ 09:46 AM
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I just downloaded spybot and used it. I could not believe how much spyware stuff I had on my computer.



posted on Sep, 1 2003 @ 08:02 PM
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Is there a way of running these spyware killers and still be able to have file sharing programs like Kazaa? Every time I run one, I have to re-download it. I have tried to go through the list of applications that come up and exclude the ones that I think are associated with it, but have failed to see anything obvious.
I have both ad-aware and spybot loaded, but am reluctant to run them.

Peace,
BG



posted on Sep, 1 2003 @ 08:07 PM
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Never use Kazaa!!! Use Kazaa lite, it's got the spyware removed.

However, real men use bittorrent.



posted on Sep, 1 2003 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by beergoggles
Is there a way of running these spyware killers and still be able to have file sharing programs like Kazaa? Every time I run one, I have to re-download it. I have tried to go through the list of applications that come up and exclude the ones that I think are associated with it, but have failed to see anything obvious.
I have both ad-aware and spybot loaded, but am reluctant to run them.

Peace,
BG


Lose Kazaa and all its spyware.
Get Kazaa Lite K++ without any spyware.
www.kazaalitekpp.com...

Then run Ad-Aware or Spybot to clean your system.


-B.



posted on Sep, 1 2003 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by Queen
Yeah, but the best is SpyHunter.


I tried SpyHunter the other day. After an hour of scanning my pc and finding spyware, I clicked "remove" and it took me to a site to buy the removal program.



posted on Oct, 12 2003 @ 10:48 PM
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Yeah. You have to buy SpyHunter to use the Remove function in the program, which sucks. It's not hard to find all the spyware from the list and delete it manually though. But it could take some time if you found a lot of spyware. A tip is to use adaware or something else to remove most of it first and take the rest manually.



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