Spyware & Adware scan/removal tools

jmv223

The Black Orlov
#3
Re: Spyware & Adware scan/removal tools

Thanks for those links Cyn!! I download one from panada software over the weekend, but I'm still getting things popping up. Diamond.com whenever I'm on here and cheaptickets.com whenever I'm on the United Airlines site. (I've been on that trying to plan a trip). It's so frustrating!!!
 

cynner

Administrator
#4
You are welcome! <img src=''http://talk.jewelry/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/graemlins/default/smile.gif'' alt='''' />

I had seen your post over the weekend, didn't have time to respond after I read it but had the time to put the list together this morning...then forgot to link to it for ya. <img src=''http://talk.jewelry/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/graemlins/default/blush.gif'' alt='''' /> <img src=''http://talk.jewelry/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/graemlins/default/tongue.gif'' alt='''' />

I know Less has never allowed pop-ups on the board and I'm keeping my fingers crossed you get those problems taken care of.
 
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jmv223

The Black Orlov
#5
Re: Spyware & Adware scan/removal tools

It definitely spyware of some kind, every thing that pops up is a site I've been to that it related to the site I'm currently on. A new window opens up in IE, usually it's diamond.com, but I'm almost always on this site when I'm on line!
Last night I was trying to book a flight at united.com and cheaptickets.com kept opening up. Otherwise, my computer is running fine, hopefully I can get it fixed up tonight. Thanks again!!
 
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jmv223

The Black Orlov
#7
Re: Spyware & Adware scan/removal tools

I've downloaded the panda software anti-virus plus spyware and the spybot, and I'm still having the same problems. The most annoying is the message box that comes up saying my computer has detected a thread from the blackworm virus and I need to install malaware program. I click okay to get the box to go away and a page comes up to download winfix anti virus and anti spyware. UGH!!!

Now I'm trying the lavasoft ad-aware, if this doens't help, I'm out of ideas.
 
#10
You can also try using Firefox, available from mozilla.com. It's an alternative to IE, with much better security. I've just downloaded it and no more probs with the horrible spyware. I had even bought Webroot Spyware sweeper which is meant to be the best around but it wasn't helping.

Just my .02 the only weird thing though at the moment is that recently posted forums aren't showing up green like they used to. Still, being able to use my back button again without it going to all sorts of popup sites is good!
 

talk-admin

Administrator
Staff member
#11
Just my .02 the only weird thing though at the moment is that recently posted forums aren't showing up green like they used to. Still, being able to use my back button again without it going to all sorts of popup sites is good!
The new version of the software doesn't light up the topics green anymore...they just show the manila folder icon on the left if there are new posts, or else white folder icon if you have read them all.

Hope that helps,
Less
 
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Here i go again adding my 2500 yen to discussion-my used to be job was with verizon, ma bell, & i worked with pc security & setup & maintaince-past experience says u get what u pay for in most cases, not all. Some of the free stuff does just enough to keep one out of trouble, viruses, but can still leave holes to breach or not correct a problem. I use norton for many years, cost @$60 per year for upgrade & constantly works in the background to monitor all incomming 1's & 0's [data] into ur pc. If one chooses to use this or any other programe one should disable any & all other programs on ur machine so the chosen programe is not restricted in any way. Usually if 2 or more programs are present they cause working problems, slow responce or shutdowns
. Also keep temp files clean, empty, & quick scan every several days-keep nothing on ur pc u cant afford to loose or be sure to backup all serious files when done using them-hope this helps a little- ;)steve...
 
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