October 17th, 2003, 03:50 PM
There is a way to block this, don't remember the spacifics though....but spy bot S&D removes it and blocks it.
Who is more trustworthy then all of the gurus or Buddha’s?
October 17th, 2003, 09:38 PM
looks like hijakthis took care of it ..tx everyone
October 18th, 2003, 01:04 AM
Yeah def. use either adaware or spybot and www.pandasoftware.com/activescan is a good free online viri scanner. If you still cant get rid of it id try safemode and search for it in the registry...Good luck
October 18th, 2003, 06:07 AM
hey oofki ... just a friendly advice .. what you said in your post has been already sugested in this thread ... if i were you i wouldnt do that ( repeating what others said) to avoid negative antipoints...i see it is your first post so if somebody negs you he is an ******* and doesnt know to appriciate newbies and help them out ...tx
October 18th, 2003, 10:55 AM
I also had problems with sites like that. Not only porn, a whole bunch of obnoxious search engines and other sites tend to smack junk like that on your comp.
Through trial and error, I found PopupCop to be a great solution. It appears that it blocks most software like that, so I haven't had to run Spybot in a looong time.
October 18th, 2003, 01:04 PM
Naughty naughty!...............you are becoming complacent, and that is dangerous.
I have AdAware, SpyBot and SwatIT, and run them all at least one a week. At any point in time one of them can find something that the others do not.
The point I would like to make is that scumware is different from malware.............people are making money out of scumware, so it is funded and motivated? I believe that it is much more likely to rapidly change and develop over time because of this.
Keep scanning regularly is all I can say
October 18th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Hijack this was the best piece of software i ever downloaded a while back - it tells you everything when ppl hijack ur pages. I did have a page/start page/etc hiijack protecter but it doesnt seem to work !
October 18th, 2003, 02:24 PM
Hello Extreme, and welcome to AO.
We are not alone in our enthusiasm fo HijackThis, I have seen it mentioned on other forums too. I would recommend it to everyone as a good tool to have around.
Regarding "blocker software". It goes back to my previous post when I mentioned that scumware was funded. It is actually legal in most places as well
The authors will have all the blocking software we have and then some, and will be looking for ways around it (still legal I am afraid). The blockers get updated, the scumware gets updated and so on. It is really no different from malware writers versus AV providers.
The one big difference is that as soon as scumware interferes with something else you put on your machine, it breaks the law in a lot of countries. This is why HijackThis is so useful, the scumware cannot avoid it easily, and cannot interfere with it?
Malware, on the other hand, can and does attack your defences and try to disable them.
October 19th, 2003, 04:06 AM
Good point nihil.
And everyone has given me a whole knew perspective on different programs.
My personal favourites are as follows.
*Mcafee anti virus 7.0
*Mcafeee personal firewall
*Power Scan 9.0
Anyhow i think that others here might prefer other programs, but these are my current favourites.
I did purchase Nortan Anti Virus 2004
But for some wierd reason it kept on Deleting everything, and no matter what i tried it still said everything was a virus.
Even when i installed a game (Age Of Empires 2).
It said that it contained the Jeefo virus....
In the end i brought Mcafee and no problems since.
October 19th, 2003, 06:50 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU??!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!
Originally posted here by creative_32X_mx
try the program porn cleaner, i brought a computer of a friend and it was filled with porn i used porn cleaner and it cleaned every ounce of porn of the hard drive.
All the pron all gone Man, if I bought a PC fulla porn I'd think of it as more of a time saver than a downside.