What has happened in the past week on ATS? I have a MacBook Pro that can barely chew through all the attempted pop ups, and flash advertisement. I
won't even attempt coming on this site on a Windows PC, and I feel sorry for anyone who does.
This place used to have class, and was geared towards the spreading and delving into of information. Now this sites has been over run with post
bashers-and no mods to catch on, and so many ads the pages may become unresponsive.
Plus the worst one of all is that many of these ads are not legit, these ads are complete scams-Do not click on off the wall ads-only click if you
already have trust in the advertiser-ford, or you may download yourself a very nasty virus, or actually pay these people for teeth whitening solution,
just to get scammed.
Here's an ad from a scam company I found by clicking on ATS's home page...
So in the future when visiting ATS/other sites you may want to have your computer & browser set up to block these nasty viruses. These programs I list
are all free-but read the prompt as you install-uncheck items like: "Install AVG Toolbar" and things of that nature. You must be a little concise when
installing software, or you may find yourself eating a cutta fish-S.P. reference sorry.
**Before altering your computer make a back up disc of your files (on the desktop, my documents, etc.) by using either a CD (small), DVD (4.8gb), USB,
or external hard drive/server space. Simply attach or insert your media choice-then open it to view files. Open another separate window (you have 2
windows) and simply drag and drop your files to the new media source (other window). For Microsoft Office users and for those of you who have specific
programs you may want to back up the APP DATA folder, for this do this: hit the start button/click or search for "run", then type in %appdata% this
will open a window that has some of your personal software preferences such as Microsoft Outlook email, calendar, sticky notes, and a plethora of
other info you may not ever want to loose.
Create Recovery Discs
#1 rule-never ever download anything from an advertiser.
If your computer asks you to accept any changes while visiting a web site-say no.
#2 Change your internet cookie setting to "Not Allow 3rd Party Cookies"
I set my internet options to "only allow session cookies" or "block 3rd party & advertisers". A safe search begins with a properly set up internet
browser, otherwise they come from the store ready to fail so you have to bring it back in a few months later so they can install Macafe, or Norton no
virus scan... which brings me to...
#3 Download AVG Free virus scanner from here You can only have one Virus Scanner in a computer, so uninstall Norton/Macafe before installing:
#4 Get yourself some spyware blocker awesome blocker, just install, select manually update, then download latest protection updates, and then click
enable all protection. When everything is green your covered. download.cnet.com...
#5 Get rid of Internet Explorer. Why? Well the code is very old, and vulnerable to hackers, plus it's ungodly slow go with
, FireFox, or my favorite Safari, because I love to see 30 web sites at my finger tips, fast
#6 Don't download Limewire. They should call it Viruswire with reason. Free music comes with a price...many
#7 Get Ccleaner-formerly known as crap cleaner because it wipes away all the turds...www.filehippo.com...
run Ccleaner to get rid of your internet history, and then run it after clicking the registry button, and see how much faster your computer
I hope this lesson gets the nubes into shape and offers a sense of security while surfing the web in the future. Any additional help needed gladly pm
edit on 13-8-2011 by samlf3rd because: forgot mac backup