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posted on May, 30 2004 @ 02:34 AM
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Recently, one of the advertisers on this site used ActiveX controls to install a Trojan Horse on your computer.

A Trojan Horse is a virus which lets another person access your computer.

Since I know we all like free things, I'd like to tell you about a free anti-virus program I use.

It's called AntiVir and is located at www.free-av.com... .

Downloading virus definitions and updates are both completely free, as long as it's used only for home.

I'm not affiliated with them in any way; I just think they make a good product and that everyone should be running anti-virus.

I definatelly recommend installing some type of anti-virus. If you can afford paying for Norton or Symantec anti-virus solutions, go with those as they're usually up to date on virus definitions. It takes AntiVir a day or so to keep up, but they are free as opposed to $40-$50 (not counting subscription).

Note to new members and visitors this is an old thread and this problem has been dealt with by staff

[edit on 8-6-2004 by John bull 1]



dz

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 02:37 AM
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Oh yes, and I also recommend disabling ActiveX controls in IE. They are a very big security risk and are not worth it. Here is how to do it:

1: Click on 'Tools' at the top, and then click on 'Internet Options'
2: Click on the 'Security' tab, and click the 'Custom Level' button in the bottom of that tab
3: Once clicked, about half-way down in the scrollbox you will see "Run ActiveX Controls and Plugins"
4: Click on the circle next to the 'Disable' option
5: Click 'ok' on all the remaining open boxes

This will keep you much safer when browsing the internet.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 03:28 AM
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yo,

How do we know that you don't work for someone who wants us to install this stuff? You've mentioned that "an advertiser" has installed a trojan horse... why don't you say who this was and how you found out?

Look... I know nothing about the pure mechanics of computers, so I rely on techie types to tell me what to install. That's why I freak out when someone tells me that something's just invaded my computer and so I should download this or that program. I know that such a download can invite more trouble....


So, please, say something that will prove that you're not just selling something here.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
So, please, say something that will prove that you're not just selling something here.


www.abovetopsecret.com...

It's cool, OIMD. He's not selling anything, just trying to help.

-B.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 03:51 AM
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OK,

Sorry, dz, for being paranoid.

I think it's time for me to pull out those old silver dollars, move into a log cabin, and stop bothering you guys...



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 07:52 AM
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I would like to also share some helpful sites/products that I have had the privilege of having to use in the past three days
. They helped me track down the programs (five of them to be exact).

1. Stopzilla www.stopzilla.com... - you can get a 15 day freebie. If you are already infected it will show the *.exe files in the black window as soon as you load it.

2. Online virus scan at trend micro housecall.trendmicro.com...

They both were very helpful for me.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 07:58 AM
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There is also a free .exe program for uninstalling any spyware and whatever evil things that eat up your RAM.
www.lavasoft.de...

That page also includes options to download the program in different languages.

[Edited on 5-30-2004 by WaStEdDeAtH777]

[Edited on 5-30-2004 by WaStEdDeAtH777]



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:01 AM
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Just downloaded it. Found several viruses on my computer. There have been a lot on it beofre anyway....
EDIT: Thanks for providing the link

[Edited on 30-5-2004 by AD5673]



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:05 AM
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I'm looking at the problem, and will likely disable all ads from RightMedia until I get an aswer from them.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:05 AM
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Thanks SO


By the way - the SkepticOverlord has gone buff!



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:15 AM
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Holy Crap! I am totally ate up with Netsky!



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:16 AM
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Super Skeptic overlord hehehehe. I wonder what powers he has ? Maybe xhtml code comes out of his eyes..



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:21 AM
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Laser beams!! lol like Super Man! Super Skeptic!



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:23 AM
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The ad was only running in the 468x60 banner size. That entire size has been disabled throughout ATS, and a rather terse letter sent to RightMedia (the ad network). If they're not able to guarantee this won't happen again, we'll kill their ads.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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lol idiots! what they dont check anything on their site? And Skeptic did you make that on computer animation? sorry if it's a stupid question. Curious George I am...lol.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:27 AM
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stopzilla just registered another one

ads.specificpop.com



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 08:29 AM
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Another what? Anti-virus program?



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 12:01 PM
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I hate viruses, all the stuff that they can get get access on here is so not right. One day ill feel productive and start sending really lethal ones back to those who get on here without my permission. A good counter virus I know can destroy spammer, hacker, spyware, adware and whatever else kind of rings are out there.

Just because someone is too lazy to constantly monitor their computer doesnt mean some dont have the wits to fight back.

Never had to worry about this kind of crap with the telephone and television. The internet needs to be cleaned up.


Thanks for the link dz.



posted on May, 30 2004 @ 12:07 PM
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I use Zone Alarm firewall,
Avast anti virus,

and

Ad-aware spyware removal (this tool is really cool and is excellent at removing viruses that use cookies to infect your system too. it just see em as removable spam cookies and gets rid of em!)


dz

posted on May, 30 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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thank you SkepticOverlord



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