How much stupider I can feel???

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Errol, Apr 20, 2003.

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  1. Errol

    Errol Guest

    Ok I am looking to ask a question on SpyWare Blaster... Their help file has this listed... But I do not see the product name here...

    I am totally angry.. Not with you.. But real frustrated...

    I just posted this at MS FORUMS:

    >-----Original Message-----
    >IE 6 - xp pro
    >
    >I am so sick of this message.. Active x warning that page may not display properly... I am about to go to LINUX
    >or LIndows...
    >
    >I cannot stop crap like weathercast, clock sync, or
    >save.exe or tons of other unwanted cookies from coming
    >onto this machine..
    >
    >I have a firewall, norton security, HiJack, spybot (which
    >deals with things after the fact) and spyware
    >blaster all to try and stop crap from coming in and
    >taking over this machine. I have lost tons of time and
    >spent some real money here...
    >
    >SO I go and disable all of the active X controls.. And
    >now I have this stupid message that cannot be shut off...
    >
    >COME ON MS.. This is too much.. Where is the security? I
    >want to enjoy my machine and not feel like I am under a
    >sortware terrorist attack...
    >
    >You guys need to make it so that nothing can install or
    >be saved on the machine unless it is by an authorized
    >user starting the task.. SHould not be hard.. Not the net
    >starting the task.. ME...
    >
    >I am real real angry...

    Anyway.. The question I have here is that I still am getting Save.Exe coming through. I have run your software and it is checked..

    Any ideas?

    Thanks...
    Errol
     
  2. RustyDreams

    RustyDreams Registered Member

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    NOW I FEEL REALLY STUPID seeing spwareblaster all above...

    Still any ideas?
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Erroll,

    I moved this question to the right forum so Javacool will see it.

    I use SpywareBlaster in combination with SpywareGuard and when something gets through (can happen when you´re looking for it ;) ) I submit them as new targets.
    I don´t think there is much that can be done about the warnings you´re getting, but I must say I don´t care very much for sites that push their ActiveX, unless it is for a good reason and I put those in my Trusted zone.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  4. RustyDreams

    RustyDreams Registered Member

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    Thanks.. I can use all the help I can get...

    One lyrics site I visit a lot is a real mess... Everytime I get clocksync and I think Save.exe is buried in it...
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi RustyDreams,

    Our last posts crossed. I wanted to tell you there is no reason to feel stupid and wanted to welcome you to at Wilders. :)

    Could you IM me the link for that site?
    So I can check it out. Please don´t post it. We don´t want anybody to get in trouble.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. The Snowman

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    Please ignor this post if I have mis-understood what is being referred to as "clocksync".......if in fact its the computer clock that is referred to.....disable it. It will still work.....may lose/gain a few minitues over longterm......have had it disabled on my computers for years without any issue...
    location: digital dashboard=internet time

    excuse the post please if this isn't whats being referred to
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Snowy, :)

    No need to excuse. Thanks for thinking along. This is the clocksync I presume RustyDreams is referring to:

    "SaveNow often also installs 'WeatherCast', a system tray icon that displays the current weather conditions, and/or 'ClockSync', a trivial NTP client. Unless you find these useful for some reason, you should probably also remove them from Add/Remove Programs. "

    From: http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/SaveNow.html

    Not sure if that is the one you have in mind.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  8. The Snowman

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    Pieter

    Much appreciate your post-back..no, that wasn't what I had in mind which was why I was un-sure if my comment was relevent........thanks.........on my way out now....hope you are enjoying a wonderful day....until later

    The Snowman
     
  9. Pretender

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    No stupidity seen anywhere in forums as long as they are valid posts........there is only admiting that we are ignorant (which is lacking in knowledge on an issue which is not a bad reflection on anyone) that any of us open our minds to learn...........or something like that............welcome aboard.
     
  10. HeyPhil

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    Frequent references to doxdesk.com, a favorite site of mine, reminds me of something that doc said that might help. Internet explorer is prone to all forms of parasites and suchlike. If you use a different browser (take your pick, I'm currently using an overlay I got from SmartTech), you may find you have a little more control in this area. Please, see if it helps (you can always go back to IE6) and pass it on if it works for you.
     
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