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Discussion in 'General Security' started by MickinDevon, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. MickinDevon

    MickinDevon Thread Starter

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    Hi, after we do a spyware scan and a list of results comes up, is it best to select the 'Block All' or 'Delete' option?
    I mean, why not just delete them to hell?
     
  2. Kenny94

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    What spyware program are you referring to?
     
  3. MickinDevon

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    Sorry i didn't think it mattered, I take it in turns scanning with AdAware Free and AOL Spyware
     
  4. Kenny94

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    I know with Ad-Aware you have "Remove or Quarantine'" I recommend "Quarantine". Then use your computer for a while and make sure any quarantined files is not need it.
    As for AOL Spyware, never use it...:)
     
  5. MickinDevon

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    Thanks, but AOL Spyware often traps a lot of spyware, so why are you saying to not use it?

    As for quarantining, yes that was going to be my next question- suppose I quarantine a load of stuff and then find a program won't work;
    A- how will I know the quarantining is responsible for it,
    B- how do I know exactly which file (out of possibly dozens) to fish out and restore to get the prog working again?
     
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    Dear MickinDevon,
    I've been using the free version of Ad-Aware for long and always used the "delete" option with no harm done. Lucky? Never Quarantined! Best wishes.
     
  7. Kenny94

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    Sorry. I meant to say, As for AOL Spyware, I never used it...:)

    Visit this tutorial at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial48.html

    Step 5: Cleaning up the Quarantine. for your other questions
     
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