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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by StalkerB, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. StalkerB

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    Right, new OS, clean system, where should I be heading before I get the badness of the internet?

    ie what downloads should I get to protect my pc?

    Obviously there's a sticky list on here but surely I don't need everything :confused:
     
  2. etaf

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    i have the following - all on the sticky list

    virus scanner
    firewall

    ad-aware
    spybot
    spywareblaster
    spywareguard
     
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    these will monitor the PC and try and stop spyware being downloaded in the first place

    spywareblaster = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    spywareguard = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sgdownload.html



    TUTORIALS

    some tutorials on running the above spyware programs with pictures, I know this sometimes can help:-

    CWShredder:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=47

    AD-Aware:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=48

    SPYBOT:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=43

    HIJACK THIS:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=42

    SPYWAREBLASTER:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=49

    SPYWAREGUARD:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=50

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    then to keep the system clean update all four programs (ad-aware/spybot/spwareblaster/spywareguard) at least once a week and then run ad-aware and spybot.

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    Of course you should also update and run an anti-virus program of sometype.
    An excellent free version is AVG available from http://www.grisoft.com

    Firewalls are also very useful - XP has an inbuilt version or you can get free versions from:

    Sygate:
    http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/free-firewall.asp

    Zone labs:
    http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/download/index2_11072.html


    for more complete list of tools and alternatives to the above please have a look at this post:
    http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html
     
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