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  1. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    Welcome Newby's To The Great Book Of Newb

    But befor you start on your journey Newby warning there is music in this thread and it changes daily

    Reason?: This is a big book of newb it is long and useful for newbys if your going to be here for awhile
    might as will get a drink and listhen to some tunes lol

    upon request no music for now :oops:

    Privacy Settings

    These Settings is mainly for stopping Internet explorer annoying pop ups surf in peace without those annoying pop ups=).

    Blazes newbie how to privacy settings for newbys=)
    1. Click on Internet explorer that's that big blue E. ICON lol.

    2. Go to tools scroll down to Internet options then click on security tab

    3. Then go down to the middle of the box click on custom level and select the following so it match's the bottom

    Look here to get a look before you start with the instructions below
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,1333507;root=security,1;mode=flat;start=0
    Download signed activex controls - Prompt
    Download unsigned activex controls -Disable
    Initialize and script activex controls not marked as safe - Disable
    Run activex controls and plug-ins - Enable (in general I would advice not to enable ActiveX.)
    Script activex controls marked safe for scripting - Enable

    enable the cookies only if your at a site you trust

    If your just surfing and not posting or editing your profile at a message bord or buying something online then disable but if you are posting or editing your profile or buying something enable them
    Allow cookies that are stored on your computer disable
    Allow per session cookies (not stored) -Enable
    i use Internet sweeper and cookie muncher to kill my cookies and clean up my history

    *File download - Disable ('Enable' as needed only!)
    Font download - Prompt
    Java permissions - High Safety
    Access data sources across domains - Prompt
    Don't prompt for client certificate.... - Disable
    Drag and drop or copy and paste files - Enable
    *Installation of desktop items - DISABLE
    Navigate sub-frames across different domains - Enable
    *Launching programs and files in an IFRAME - DISABLE
    Software channel permissions - High Safety
    Submit non-encrypted form data - Prompt
    *Userdata Persistence - DISABLE

    *Active Scripting - DISABLE you must Reanable this option if you are editing your profile at message boards or buying something on line doing bills or unemployment registering ect ect

    Allow paste operations via script - Disable

    Scripting of Java applets - Disable you must Reanable this option if you are editing your profile at message boards or buying something on line doing bills or unemployment registering ect ect

    Logon -setting (Your choice)

    aditional security setings for other browsers
    Maybe you have another browser other then internet explorer in that case.

    Netscape Communicator
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/btw/ns/ns-opts.htm

    Netscape 7.0
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/btw/ns7/ns7-opts.htm

    Opera 6.0
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/btw/opera/opera-opts.htm
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    Aol helpful hints with spam and faq's

    AOL user's are you tired of AOL Spam or AOL pop ups as will as 3rd party Spam from
    AOL how about those annoying AOL phone calls late at night or during dinner or lunch darn phone Spam!

    will IM tired to heres how to stop it
    go to settings at the very top of your AOL Internet screen scroll down to preferences

    now click on Marketing preferences you will see a huge list of AOL Spam click on each one in order and click on continue then select no i don't want any darn AOL Spam or pop ups or phone calls asking me to buy stuff or AOL junk mail lol

    its just that easy AOL doesn't tell you about it pretty much keeping it a secret in less you call them up specifically asking them how to stop it=) enjoy newbies


    [New] Trouble shooting with saveing pictures off the web.with AOL

    Will every one here knows i love adult web sites but awhile back i had a problem.

    I couldnt right click save picture as and have the picture turn out

    Instead i get a blank picture with a thing saying no preview avaliable grrrrr

    Turns out its something AOL did on purpose to save there buts money on bandwith.
    By sacrificeing the consumers rights on what he or she does on there owen pc

    At 23 some dollars a month or so shouldnt you decide what you can save on your pc?

    If your tired of trying to save pictures off the net and nothing happens and the picture dosent turn out

    Then do the following so you can save pictures off of AOL properly.


    Posted by my frind LowWaterMark
    How to Disable Image Compression in AOL:

    From the AOL "Settings" menu > select "Preferences" > choose "Internet Properties (WWW)" > select the "Web Graphics" tab > choose "Never compress graphics" option > OK After you've done this, you must empty all your browser caches to ensure no old .ART images remain. You should not need to exit and restart AOL, but you should if you have any problems with saving any images you've already seen. (AOL uses a memory cache that doesn't go away at times without closing the program. System rebooting should not be necessary, either.)

    The AOL image compression format was never very good or useful. Yes, it saves AOL a small amount of bandwidth, but, the images are not nearly as clear and the .ART format is proprietary and not the best.

    Give this a try. You may actually see an improvement in performance, too. (For years we've been telling people, whenever you reinstall AOL, this is the first thing you should change. Whether or not you use dialup or broadband, it's almost always better to turn off AOL image compression.)

    [New] AOL instant messenger faq

    If you ever dowenloaded AOL instant messenger and your an AOL subscriber but you got the dowenload verstion of aim so you
    could chat live with frinds useing AOL talk.
    You might notice something with quality or a failed conection

    Or some lame if you and a frind are behind a difrent fire wall blah blah blah message

    Its because you sighned up with a difrent name other then the one your useing for your AOL account.

    I experimented alot with aim talk turns out AOL provides better service to people with actual AOL acounts for AIM
    by sighning up with aim with your AOL usser name and not a custom one you will notice a big difrence.

    1.no netscape spam soliting you to sighn up for adtional netscap fetures bs

    2.when you connect with some one to talk you will get clearer less static voice

    3.if you were config corectly with aim and firewall you will notice you dont get that difrent fire wall message
    Inless your frind really does have a difrent fire wall.

    I hated it id get that message and my frind im trying to talk to dont even have a fire wall at all

    [New] AOL weirdness

    Never close the aol welcome screen or the channles box when dowenloading something
    cause when you leave you pc aol isp boots you for not looking at there welcome spam

    AOL still boots there customers off the internet on purpose
    when the isp thats internet service provider in this case AOL gets to busy they boot there customers off
    to let one just loging on in and on to the internet.

    you will notice a anoying blue box asking do you still whish to stay on line will thats there way of nicely kicking you off.

    Truth is dont bother reconecting aol will only boot you later in a mater of minutes
    might even give you a waol has cause a problem waol will now box soon right after
    ever notice you get those just ideling so how could it cause in error.

    Its just better to disconect and reconnect with a stable line cause your on burrowed time.

    [New] Paas Word paste to Adult sites

    Ever been to one of thise adult sites or any site that ask for a password and its just annoying cause you can copy
    and paste the usser name: off of a note pad but that big huge Password:_____ part you cant just copy and paste it in
    and usealy these pass words are huge.

    Heres the trick have you usser name and pass word pasted on anote pad ready to go.
    go to the adult site or password site you have an account with do the following.

    copy paste usser name from note pad tou usser request box from web site no problem

    Now come the big long pass word.

    highlight copy passsword off of note pad right click

    click on password part of box the very start of it
    press the following keys at the same time that are on your keybord
    [Ctrl] [Alt] [v] all three keys at same time and walah password paste in then click ok or submit lol
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    Newbie trouble shooting with zone alarm pro
    ZAP does have some bugs but that's expected with any fire wall.

    First off make sure that the way you connect to the Internet A.K.A. your Internet provider such as AOL ect ect under programs has green check marks in zone alarm to have access to the Internet except for the act as a server option I usually put red X's as hell no lol.

    If your on dial up on 56k you might notice a few things that you probably had no clue of but here goes.

    In some cases zone alarm pro works to well this causes problems on dial up.

    If you have AOL 7.0 or even 6.0 you might notice you cant connect to the Internet the very first time you try to connect.

    But you will always connect on the second time this is probably due to zap learning mode in testing the Icmp Protocol along side with udp and 1 TCP flag basically these problems acure when connecting to the Internet the first time on dial ups zap blocks the icmp as will as the udp-aol and you get an immediate TCP flag.

    the following problems will accure

    1. will not connect on dial up first time

    2. Aim instant messenger AOL's stand alone instant messenger and AOL internal messengers wont load( means buddy list wont load or the AOL instant messenger application stand alone will not connect or if it does the talking on aim feature will give you the if you and a buddy are behind different fire walls typical message box its due to this issue.)

    3 . If you post reply's on such forums as wilders your reply wont post correctly you get web page not found or not responding there for your post does not go threw.

    4. When clicking on several pages moving threw the web fast you will get pretty much a service of denial effect when none of the web pages load correctly you get page 404 not found or page not responding no matter what site you go to.

    Solution?
    1. First off call AOL and make sure you have the best dial up number in your local area sometimes that stupid auto numbers in your area isn't the best number for connecting to the Internet when using AOL.

    Have the AOL guy or woman guide you in putting locale dial up connection dial up numbers in manually?

    Find the one that connects the first time and move that one to the top when dialing the Internet so that number is at the top making it the first number you use when trying to reach the Internet threw AOL.

    After you done the albolve and found a good 1 dial up local connection first try number go ahead and disconnect and close AOL start up zone alarm pro.

    Then click on fire wall tab in zone alarm and click on Zones Tab

    Keep zone alarm pro open or hiding in task bar now dial up AOL when it gets to 4 click on zone alarm you will see new Zone alarm Internet connection with a strand of numbers such as for example 283.204.0.0/366.366.0.0 that says Net work Internet.

    Right click on it and go to add then scroll down to IP Range.

    Now you will get a box pop up with the following words.

    1. Zone tab trusted
    2. IP Address . . .
    3. IP Address . . .
    4. Description

    With the IP number you saw 283.204.0.0/366.366.0.0 do the following in the pop up box.

    1. Zone tab trusted
    2. IP Address 283 . 204 .0 .0
    3. IP Address 366 . 366 .0 .0
    4. Description Internet

    Then click OK.

    You will find doing this makes connecting to the Internet more easy and more stable.

    You might have to do it a few times to get all the safe IP connections From your Internet provider.

    For example some IP range connections might be extremely busy so you might have to connect to the Internet a second time and be redirected on to a less busy Internet connection there for add that new IP range number also to your safe zone.

    You will notice that you can post and your buddy list will load and you can connect on the first try depending if you were fast enough to add to zone.

    you will also notice aim talk works if it does not right click on aim in the right side bottom task bar on AOL instant messenger right click on it select preferences then aim talk

    On the box that says AlterNet Internet address check the box or unchecked it lol you have to play with it sometimes this will get it to work=)

    advanced custom settings for Zap by LowWaterMark check it out now you to can look like a pro great for newbie's
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=3899

    ZA splashscreen
    how I can get rid of the splashscreen that shows up when I start my computer?

    this should do the trick:

    ) Right click on the Zone Alarm icon and select properties.

    2) On the Shortcut tab, in the target field, enter in exactly:

    "C\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe" -nosplash


    The Zone Alarm help files are now available at Computer Cops;
    http://www.computercops.biz/index.php

    For all the help files;
    http://www.computercops.biz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=24

    or;

    For the version specific files;

    ZA help file
    http://www.computercops.biz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=123

    ZAPlus help file
    http://www.computercops.biz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=124

    ZAPro help file
    http://www.computercops.biz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=125


    Old versions of zone alarm because newer isn't always better
    http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=zalarm

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  2. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    [new]
    Newbys need more Ram,
    Tired OF warning dialog box that says low on system resourcess

    When it comes to Newbys like me where lost when it comes to manageing ram

    We often online get the blue screen of death frozen screens or a warning dialog that says low on system resources

    As a newby you wonder why this is happening to you or why your pc take so dang long to start up grrrrrrrrrrrr

    its due to microsoft crap and programs like msn messanger and aol's stand alone messenger knowen as aim not to be confused with the one thats built into aol AIM is a stand alone that you dowenload and install manuely for those with out aol.

    all these programs take up ram and slow up your computer and hog up your computers speed as well

    all because these programs purposely put them selfs in the start up list to start automatcly when you press the start button all usealy with out your permistion id almost consider many of it spyware.

    want your pc to start faster less crashes less warnings about system resource or error this program has caused an error if you continue to have problems blah blah blah

    well gather around fellow newbys heres how.

    Step 1 click on start highlight run and click on it
    step 2type in the text box MSCONFIG

    you will get a box with many options take a breath it looks scary but im here to hold your hand lol

    Click on start up tab option

    now uncheck the following


    My list of personall stuff i like to disable on start up on windows me many good for windows xp

    information contributed by the following people for newbys
    LowWaterMark,luv2bsecure
    common programs to disable

    microsort start up
    America online tray icon 7.0 and 8.0   
    cal reminder short cut
    SSDPSRV
    Schdueling agent
    microsoft works portfolio
    Pc health
    igfx tray
    Works fud
    Iw control center
    MM tray
    Real tray
    Aim

    you will be prompted to restart your computer after you click apply and ok

    click yes when you get to your desktop you will get a dialog saying that you made changes with a option dont remind me algain check the box and click ok otherwise you get that anoying pop up every time you start your pc


    and any multimedia such as quick time windows media player ect ect
    how ever it is better to go into each multi media program start it and look for optiond or settings and pick no on start up and no on system tray then msconfig and uncheck them as well.

    you can also pick the following
    to disable on start up but if your not sure if you want to go to this web site after reading the description decide if you can do with out it

    disable Start up list as well as find out what is what in your start up
    posted link byPieter_Arntz   
    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm
    here you will find a huge list in alphabetical order difenitly newby frindly

    may want to disable
    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

    Then, in Control Panel if you have all Power Option settings set to "NEVER" and Hibernation turned off - that accomplishes the same thing

    Also
    Disable Power Management(9x)
    posted link by   K®us†y   
    http://www.pureperformance.com/js/showtip.asp?id=100

    Also heres how you know if you have way to much stuff messing up your compter and why it takes forever to start it up

    look on your computers corner right bottom dowen on your tray if that thing has a bunch of little icons sitting there in the very bottom right corner thats why it takes forever

    the only thing that should be there is your security programs like nortion ,boclean and a speaker icon you can start youre fire wall manuealy saves alot of resources to only use it while your online inless your extreamy parynoyde which you can just unplug the phone line when your off line anyways lol

    there are many applications you proabably have on your starrt up but not sure if you should disable them or not in that case go here   
    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm and find out by looking it up what it dose andd see if you need it or not

    [New]
    there's this little software called rambooster,which will help you when you're low on RAM 95/98/NT/2000 reported to work on windows me as well
    http://www.sci.fi/~borg/rambooster/index.htm

    submited by illukka


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    [New]porn dialers and newbys, how to surf adult sites safely


    With every day life cyber space surfing Newbys Worst enemy out there is Dialers.

    Dialers are the scam artist of the Internet promising great adult content or games etc.

    I have had some really bad experiences with these nastys as a newby.

    Dialers can usually be found at all kinds of adult web sites with the promise of great adult material for a so called small fee to view a web site on a private server with no content or very little.

    There are several types of dialers and the way they are made are worst then Trojans now of days.

    Dialers are horrible because you end up with phone bills any where from a 100 dollars to absolutely no limit, in some countries there is no limit to what they can charge you.

    It is scary what you think is 50 cents a minute can easily be 50 dollars a minute.

    That is not the worst part they charge you for time you didn't uses round it up your time to the highest number to make more money.


    WHAT IS A PORN DIALER ?

    The surfer clicks on a link or gets spammed to download the small dialer software - only 69kb, which allows a quick download for you victim.

    After downloading, the victim clicks the software icon usually a xxx something or a picture of a sexy girl on your desktop and the program installs.

    If on-line the dialer program disconnects the victim from the Internet and reconnects to scam premium content.

    For every minute the victim views the content per minutes are clocking up and hence so are the scam artist earnings of up to $0.55/100.00 a minute or worst.

    Remember... criminals don't have to follow any rules it does not mater what the dialer says they can charge what ever they want.

    "How is this legal", you ask.

    CHECK IT OUT !

    Is this form of revenue legal? Of course! Dialers have been around for years and are completely above board and legal. They work along the same sort of lines as premium rate telephone numbers and The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are the governing legal body's that keep an eye on the industry and ensure just that, just as long as the scam artist web master does not use the term free in any of his promotional activities.

    These instructions are absolutely important if you are like BLAZE and you like porn and are a big adult content surfer like me then follow this newbys advice

    Never ever download one of the pop up boxes that ask you to download something at an adult site.... absolutely never!

    Pop up boxes usually look like grey boxes that immediately show up when you go to an adult site promising great porn if you download it you see one of these then say, "Hell no and run away from that adult site like its a plague."


    INTERNET SECURITY SETTINGS

    These are the settings you must have to do absolute safe adult searching experience.

    1. Click on Internet explorer that's that big blue E. ICON lol.

    2. Go to tools scroll down to Internet options then click on security tab

    3. Then go down to the middle of the box click on custom level and select the following so it match's the bottom

    SEE THE NEXT POST FOR A SCREEN SHOT OF THESE SETTINGS
    Download signed activex controls - Prompt
    Download unsigned activex controls -Disable
    Initialize and script activex controls not marked as safe - Disable
    Run activex controls and plug-ins - Enable (in general I would advice not to enable ActiveX.)
    Script activex controls marked safe for scripting - Enable

    enable the cookies only if your at a site you trust

    If your just surfing and not posting or editing your profile at a message bord or buying something online then disable but if you are posting or editing your profile or buying something enable them
    Allow cookies that are stored on your computer disable
    Allow per session cookies (not stored) -Enable
    i use Internet sweeper and cookie muncher to kill my cookies and clean up my history

    *File download - Disable ('Enable' as needed only! aka dowenloading a movie or stuff you actualy want)

    Font download - Prompt
    Java permissions - High Safety
    Access data sources across domains - Prompt
    Don't prompt for client certificate.... - Disable
    Drag and drop or copy and paste files - Enable
    *Installation of desktop items - DISABLE
    Navigate sub-frames across different domains - Enable
    *Launching programs and files in an IFRAME - DISABLE
    Software channel permissions - High Safety
    Submit non-encrypted form data - Prompt
    *Userdata Persistence - DISABLE

    *Active Scripting - DISABLE you must Reanable this option if you are editing your profile at message boards or buying something on line doing bills or unemployment registering ect ect

    Allow paste operations via script - Disable

    Scripting of Java applets - Disable you must Reanable this option if you are editing your profile at message boards or buying something on line doing bills or unemployment registering ect ect

    Logon -setting (Your choice)

    aditional security setings for other browsers
    Maybe you have another browser other then internet explorer in that case.

    Netscape Communicator
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/btw/ns/ns-opts.htm

    Netscape 7.0
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/btw/ns7/ns7-opts.htm

    Opera 6.0
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/btw/opera/opera-opts.htm

    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/main.htm


    Now download the following programs

    HTAstop (4/13/01)
    It's now possible for a "rogue" website to actually embed Trojans, worms and/or viruses directly into a web page. In the past, pages that offer seemingly attractive downloads which contain such malware required you to click to start any download to your computer. Now it's become automatic, using features in the Windows operating system known as scripting. These scripts can load programs without you knowing, and then they run immediately. All you have to do is visit the site, without doing anything besides viewing the page. HTAstop acts as a brickwall against these scripts, disabling them so the download doesn't occur. HTAstop protects you against one variety of script, our IEClean covers all twenty-seven.

    more about hta stop
    http://www.nsclean.com/htastop.html

    download hta stop
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-647/htastop.exe
       
    i mainly put this program in my folders icon on my desk top then right clicking on it then draging it from that folder to the task bar then leting go of the button while it is hovering over my task bar at the bottom then whalah short cut on my task bar and no clutter on my desk top i do that with all applications then its just double click on the utlity and enable it.

    this program is like an off and on switch double click on it algain and hit enable its just that easy.


    newby frindly easy to use dialer removers free programs

    step 1 run this program after you fully updated it go online and hit online tab hit searh for updates then check mark the boxs on the bottom then hit update now
    then run spybot

    SpyBot-Search & Destroy... this thing will remove most porn dialers
    read me first
    http://spybot.eon.net.au/

    [New Updated]download
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-1444/spybotsd11.zip

    step 2
    Lavasoft Adaaware
    after you config adaware and updated it... then run it see all the nastys and delete them by checking them and hiting continue
    first read this before downloading
    http://www.wilders.org/screenshots27.htm

    http://www.wyvernworks.com/Lavasoft/aaw.exe

    use this to download updates also allow it permission in your firewall to conect to the internet
    http://www.wyvernworks.com/Lavasoft/refupdate.exe
       
    step 3 after configuring internet sweeper   hit sweep
    program can wipe clean a few places dialers hide
    when you install it make sure only the following is check and uncheck the rest

    put a check mark in the following
    very top part

    recycle bin
    temp directory

    middle part usealy says internet explorer check the following
    cookies, history,cache

    more options
    system tray
    task bar

    internet sweeper
    show more options
    show propmts and help

    NOW hit sweep then ok done

    only use with AOL 7.0 all versions of windows except XP and really old window versions
    AOL user with versions before AOL 7.0 not recommended you been warn works perfect with AOL 7.0
    download here
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-1481/isfw.exe

    Final steps if for some reason the 3 above didn't work or your not sure if the nasty dialer is gone do the following

    Step 1 go to start go to settings go to control panel click on it go to add and remove look for the dialers name usually a pornographic name or xxx dialer or something similar then, click on it and select remove

    Step 2 delete the porn dialer icon that is on your desk top

    Step 3 go to start look to see if there a dirty icon with the same name as the dirty icon that was on your desk top sometimes its in the programs folder if you see it delete it

    Step 4 go to my folder icon and look in there to see if a new folder has been added or a dirty logo icon is there if so delete it

    Step 5 go to start go to settings go to control panel click on network look in the box that says following network components installed if you see something naughty like xxxteens or something that sticks out like sore thumb that is adult related porn ie select it and hit remove

    Step 6 double click on My Computer icon then double click on C:\ drive then program files you should see this C:\Program Files

    Now look for a dirty sex icon or a folder that says dialer or xxx sluts or something out of place if you see a dirty picture in that folder and usually looks like the icon that was on your desk top delete it

    Remember the are several different kinds of dialers some scam artist have been disguising there dialers to look like other stuff with a program called icon editor.

    I found dialers that look like the following have a dirty name or I never remember downloading it

    Dialers can look like the following:
    mp3, windows media movie. flash 6 mx file any media file like realone player, quick time etc. but when you click on it the box opens up with a naked girl saying do you want to get or look at porn click yes or no.

    Another thing you might want to do is look at your dial up access numbers for the Internet. See if there is a 1 900 or 1 800 etc number or something odd ball that don't match the other dial numbers you have to call your Internet provider and find out how and if the number is really an access number or a porn dialer number then remove it

    then just to be safe I would run the 3 programs
    Spybot S&D
    Adaware by Lavasoft
    Internet sweeper..... then restart my computer

    dialers suck !

    PS- Again I will stress any adult site wanting you to download something whether it be a plug in or a utility of some sort say "NO and RUN"

    If your computer starts to dial out with out your permission unplug your computers phone line until you remove it, otherwise you will be responsible for 100 of dollars worth of long distance.

    By the way< any web site run off of Java and active scripting is usually a bad thing
    any adult site that won't load with out active scripting and Java enabled is a bad website.. aka page stays blank and it tells you to re enable active scripting and Java
     
  3. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    [New]Blazeys search engines

    tired of looking for stuffs and no clue how to find it these are just some of my fave

    search engines
    http://www.alltheweb.com/

    http://www.google.com/

    http://www.altavista.com/

    http://www.looksmart.com/

    http://www.kartoo.com/flash.php3?vis=1&langue=en&ca=&l=&m=&fd=&bo=&tr=&version=4

    http://www.teoma.com/

    http://vivisimo.com/

    http://www.wisenut.com/

    submited by Johnny B. Goode
    http://www.searchenginewatch.com/   

    submited by mike
    http://www.dogpile.com



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    Mr.Blazes newbie friendly must have toys for every newbie out there

    Most of these use no resources unless they're triggered

    Submited by my bud Fan j
    [New] Icon refresher
    Quote:
    You may have noticed that sometimes the Desktop and Windows Explorer start to display the wrong Icons for some file types. Running RefreshEm when they do repairs the Windows Icon Cache so that the proper ones are immediately displayed. It does not stay in memory, immediately terminates after using it and has no visible Window. Just click or double click the Icon each time you want to refresh the icons. Win95/98/Me/Win2K/XP

    http://camtech2000.com/Pages/Useful.html

    AIDA32 - Personal System Information

    This is a free program that will bring up everything in your system, including brand names, model numbers and even serial numbers to much/all of the hardware. It is literally a total and complete break down of your entire system, including memory usage/availability, some problem detecting, even CPU temperature. It does not run in the back ground, so it won’t deplete recourses. The layout is similar to Windows Explorer with the tree formation of all of the computer categories.

    Even though its easy to use I recommend it to intermediate newbies who have some basic understanding of what there looking at.

    but even i can easily get the jest of things so its up to you a very good program indeed

    Note: Newbies click on the aida32 computer icon in the folder to get it started

    I also recommend you putting it in your documents folder and make a short cut to aida32 on either your desktop or on your start button under programs for easy access.

    Dowenload AIDA32 - Personal System Information
    http://www.aida32.hu/download/aida32pe_302.zip

    More About AIDA32 - Personal System Information
    http://www.aida32.hu/aida-features.php?bit=32

    ID-Blaster Plus v2.0
    ID-Blaster Plus is compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP.
    In Windows, many applications have something called a "product ID number", a "GUID" or a "Unique ID number". This number may be the same through Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player - even the operating system itself.
    Since this number nevers changes, it would be the PERFECT way a malicious person or even an advertising company could track your habits. Maybe through a malicious website ActiveX control, or java applet.

    ID-Blaster Plus works by changing these ID numbers frequently, destroying tracking tactics using these numbers. ID-Blaster can run from the system tray, using up very little resources, and constantly protect you in the background.
    More about ID-Blaster Plus
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/idblaster.html
    download ID-Blaster Plus
    http://www.wilders.org/downloads.htm

    Much like ID-Blaster, MRU-Blaster helps protect your privacy - but there is a big difference.

    MRU-Blaster is an all-new program, made to do one large task - detect and clean MRU (most recently used) lists on your computer. These MRU lists contain information such as the names and/or locations of the last files you have accessed. But they are located ALL OVER your registry, and for almost ANY file type. By looking at these MRU lists, someone could determine what files you opened/saved/looked at, what their file names were, and much more! (And, in many cases, the lists are displayed in drop-down menus automatically.)

    more about MRU-Blaster
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/mrublaster.html

    download MRU-Blaster
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/mrublaster/mrublastersetup.exe


    AntiSpector 2.0 detect and remove Spector surveillance
    Spector is a popular monitoring and recording software that can be used to monitor all activity on a given computer. While this is great if you are an employer or concerned parent, it is not so great if it is used without your knowledge and you are the subject of the surveillance. AntiSpector will detect any installation of the Spector monitoring software and optionally remove it from the computer.
    download AntiSpector 2.0
    http://www.antispector.de/download/AntiSpector.zip
    http://www.antispector.de/download/AntiSpector.exe

    StartPageGuard
    StartPage Guard (SPG) protects your PC from cyberscam, by detecting and preventing any unauthorized changes to your Internet browser's Start and Search pages. It is also capable of removing automatically most of known "invaders".

    more about start page guard
    http://www.pjwalczak.com/spguard/

    download start page guard
    http://www.networkingfiles.com/SecurityApps/startpageguard.htm

    DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0
    RegistryProt is a 100% free, standalone, compact, low-level realtime registry monitor and protector, that adds another dimension to Windows security and intrusion detection. By monitoring important locations and keys in the Windows system registry, RegistryProt will alert whenever a key is added or changed, and then give the option of accepting the key change, reverting back to the original key setting, or deleting the key.

    RegistryProt's most useful attribute is that it will detect the vast majority of Trojans at the exact moment that they infect/install themselves into your system, and as such provides a new dimension in Trojan and intrusion detection.

    more about DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/web/htm/regprot.htm

    download DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/web/htm/regprot.htm

    Newbie warning about DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0 when you very first install and activate this be off line.

    When you are prompted with a box for the very first time asking you if you want to keep this registry key type message click on yes repeatedly say yes to every thing.

    choose not to start it on start up option instead choose to run it manually by making a short cut on your task bar then click that when you go on line and start it up then

    Click on the -- mark on top of its box to minimize the box to your systems tray.

    also remember when you online with a windows computer

    windows has an automatic update feature so when your running DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0 in the back ground remember to look on the bottom right hand corner

    If you see a blue planet icon or a windows update icon and you get prompted by DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0 with a box at the same time windows update was going on click yes you whish to allow the change in registry its just windows updating.

    This also includes if you go to windows update web site for critical updates I suggest you turn off DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0 when your downloading updates could mess your download up at Microsoft update web page.

    After download if you are not prompted to restart your computer turn it back on and say yes.

    another note if your running windows me turn DiamondCS RegistryProt v2.0 just before you shut down your computer could cause your computer to not shut down properly

    0Click2 (6/22/00)
    0click2 is a small, simple, free program for users of Windows95, 98, NT and 2000 which allows you to "disconnect doubleclick from the Internet" and this in turn prevents their banner ads, their cookies and their tracking of your activities. 0click2 works by causing all referrals to double-click from any site to be blocked at your own computer. 0click2 works only with the standard Microsoft winsock for dialup networking, DSL, ISDN and cable modems and does not work with other winsock programs such as AOL(Compuserve), Trumpet Winsock or Twinsock. 0Click2 adds new functionality to allow you to choose to block other sites as well.

    more about 0-click2
    http://www.nsclean.com/0click.html

    download 0-click 2
    http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/16025.html



    DSOstop2 (new version 3/21/02)
    The "DSO Exploit" (Data Source Object) was first reported by GreyMagic Software of Israel on February 27, 2002 and a "workaround" for Microsoft's defective code was provided by Axel Pettinger and Garland Hopkins on March 3, 2002. Their fix requires the user to manually edit the registry. Many computer users are extremely nervous (and justifiably so) about doing this, owing to years of warnings and advisories not to. This FREE utility will safely do it for those who do not feel confident running and editing "Regedit." Read the details for more information and links to the registry modification instructions and test site.

    more about dso stop 2
    http://www.nsclean.com/dsostop.html

    download dso stop 2
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-1170/dsostop2.exe


    Cr2Kill (8/5/01, updated 8/6/01)
    CR2Kill is designed to detect and delete the CodeRed II and III worm from IIS servers. It then will send the user, with their permission, to the Microsoft site where the ISAPI patches are available. Please read detail page.

    more about cr2kill
    http://www.nsclean.com/cr2kill.html

    Download cr2 kill
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-847/cr2kill.exe

    HTAstop (4/13/01)
    It's now possible for a "rogue" website to actually embed Trojans, worms and/or viruses directly into a web page. In the past, pages that offer seemingly attractive downloads which contain such malware required you to click to start any download to your computer. Now it's become automatic, using features in the Windows operating system known as scripting. These scripts can load programs without you knowing, and then they run immediately. All you have to do is visit the site, without doing anything besides viewing the page. HTAstop acts as a brickwall against these scripts, disabling them so the download doesn't occur. HTAstop protects you against one variety of script, our IEClean covers all twenty-seven.

    more about hta stop
    http://www.nsclean.com/htastop.html

    download hta stop
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-647/htastop.exe


    SockLock (2/17/99)
    If SockLock is used BEFORE you fall victim to Happy99 or other SKA class Trojan attack, it will protect you from infestations by this Trojan horse. You can actually download and enjoy the fireworks display presented by the Happy99 Trojan without any risk of infestation or spreading the Trojan further to other hapless victims as SockLock PREVENTS any SKA class Winsock infesting Trojan from being able to do anything more than display the cute distraction. They CANNOT infest your machine (or anyone elses) if SockLock has been used to lock your winsock against modification. SockLock also creates two 72 byte files which prevent SKA class Trojans from being able to install at all on your machine once you activate the protection using SockLock.

    more About sock lock
    http://www.nsclean.com/socklock.html

    Down load sock lock
    http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/38943.html

    NoScript
    Script Blocking
    If you are a home or small business customer, you should be running Norton Antivirus 2001 or later. Both programs can be configured to detect VBScripts when they are run, alert you to ones that are unknown or possibly malicious, and block them if necessary.

    more about no script
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/win.script.hosting.html

    download no script
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/noscript.exe

    ScripTrap
    ScripTrap traps scripts when they attempt to run on your computer and provides the option of blocking them or letting them continue to run. You can also check the intercepted script with your Anti-virus program before you decide to run it or not. This provides you with a chance of catching possibly malicious code before it causes damage. ScripTrap is particularly useful for trapping scripts that arrive in email attachments, such as the recent ILOVEYOU virus.The worst thing about many types of scripts is that they can operate without warning as a legitimate part or extension of another program. Most damaging of all are email attachments that contain scripts. If you open them in an email program that allows scripting they may execute before you even realize what you have done.

    more about script trap
    http://keir.net/scriptrap.html

    download script trap
    http://keir.net/download/strap.exe


    CookieMuncher
    Cookie Muncher. A must have privacy program. Stop the Evil Empire watching your every move. Eats a cookie as soon as it arrives, now works with I.E. and Netscape. Now also works with Netcaptor. Support for keeping some cookies now added (I.E. engines only) set the file attribute of the cookies you want to keep to read-only. Now shows your IP address on the pop-up menu. Support for AOL added Only uses between 5% and 8% CPU. Opera Added

    more about cookie muncher
    http://www.bigwig.net/softwaredesign/free.htm

    Download cookie muncher
    http://www.bigwig.net/softwaredesign/download/cookiem.zip

    B3D Killer
    Features of B3D Killer:
    -Removes all traces of the Brilliant Digital software (dlls and executables) from your computer.
    -Deletes most, if not all, registry keys associated with the program and its "auto-install" function (which lets it re-install itself silently when you browse a webpage).
    -Displays output of all actions performed.
    -Is only 52 kb.

    more about b3d killer
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/B3DKiller.html

    download B3D killer
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-1214/bdkiller16.exe
     
  4. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    Blazes best free fire walls

    For newbies
    New! FREE ZoneAlarm
    Version 3 of our legendary basic firewall is now available. Free to individual and nonprofit users, ZoneAlarm® is the popular first step for many home PC users..

    download zone alarm free
    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp

    for intermediate newbie
    if your willing to take the time and learn and want the best free fire wall and your not a newbie in a rush and you want real protection here
    Kerio Firewall v2.1.4
    one of the best rule based firewalls available.
    http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_home.html

    best absolutley free spyware killers newbie friendly software

    SpyBot-Search & Destroy
    the perfect double check for Ad-aware. Covers: Aureate,CLPRS, Comet Cursors, eZula HotText, Gator, GoHip, Radiate, WebHancer, WildTangent etc.. Very useful extra features included
    SpyBot-S&D searches your harddisk for so-called spy- or adbots; little modules that are responsible for the ads many programs show. But many of these modules also transmit information about your surfing behaviour and more to the net.
    If SpyBot-S&D finds such modules, it can remove them - or replace them with empty dummies in case their host won't work any more with its bot removed. In most cases, the host software still runs after removing the bot.
    For a list of 'supported' bots see the feature lists below. Spybot-S&D works with an easy interface that allows updates by just replacing a file of about 1k size. Those updates come by my software mailinglist.Another feature of Spybot S&D is the removal of usage tracks, which makes it more complicated for unknown spybots to transmit useful data. The list of last visited websites, opened files, started programs, cookies, all that and more can be cleaned. Supported are the three mahjor browsers Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator and Opera.Last but not least Spybot-S&D contains some routines to find and correct invalid entries into the registry.

    read me first
    http://spybot.eon.net.au/[/URL]
    download
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-1444/spybotsd11.zip

    lavasoft
    first read this before downloading
    http://www.wilders.org/screenshots27.htm

    http://www.wyvernworks.com/Lavasoft/aaw.exe]http://www.wyvernworks.com/Lavasoft/aaw.exe]http://www.wyvernworks.com/Lavasoft/aaw.exe

    use this to dowenload updates also allow it permition in your fire wall to conect to the internet
    http://www.wyvernworks.com/Lavasoft/refupdate.exe


    Eraser.
    best clean up utility for intermediate newbies

    Eraser is a secure data removal tool, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it with carefully selected patterns.

    The program is free software, which means that everyone has access to the source code, the freedom to study it, make modifications and even distribute modified versions of their own. This freedom has made Eraser one of the most trustworthy and popular security tools for Windows

    newby translation
    lol translation if you are doing bad stuff and you want to get rid of the evidence lol this is the best tool for deleting your files such as porn naughty pictures ect ect=)

    more info here a must read
    http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/

    download here
    http://download.sourceforge.net/eraser/eraser53.zip

    Advance newbies only
    RegCleaner
    heres the best registry cleaner teats free
    http://www.jv16.org/
    RegCleaner is an easy to use program. With RegCleaner you can easily get rid of those old and obsolete registry entries created by software that you have destroyed ages ago. And by easily, I mean easily. You don´t have to be any expert to use this program.
    warning do not go playing around with this tool this is a newbie kinda friendly utility translation read everything about it when you know you uninstalled something and you see traces of it then remove it also open it up every time you install something and look what new keys been added

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    A must have for newbies
    Panda 25 in One Cleaner
    Detects, removes and restores Nimda, the new fast spreading W32/Goner-A worm, and various other infections.

    more about panda
    http://www.pandasoftware.es/library/pqremove_en.htm

    download panda 25
    http://www.wilders.org/downloads.htm

    Best free antivirus and Trojan removers.
    Sorry guess what there int any there all out dated or poorly made or the freelance programer doesn't update it enough and why should he its free you cant complain.

    To my newbies you will have to buy these utilities to be truly protected and IM sorry to say that cost money.
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    Best antivirus protection and Trojan these are must haves you cant afford to be with out them for newbies

    you will either have to buy
    NOD32 ANTIVIRUS
    AT http://www.nod32.com/
    or
    Norton anti virus
    AT http://www.symantec.com/nav/
    do not by Norton antivirus 2003 only 2002 2003 is evil

    Trojan protection
    you will have to buy these two software's to be truly protected

    TDS
    It not newbie friendly but its the best and i look after my newbies
    http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/

    if you get tds heres the newbie help file written by my buddy fan j
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=2871
    Also another great tutorial by my buddy fan j
    Required system files for TDS-3
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=2906

    BOClean is a must for extra protection tds is more like a tank its fine for checking files and your computer for every Trojan known to man as will as execution protection but being online with it is a system resources hog for newbies I recommend using this off line or when executing a newly downloaded program or Trojan checking before hand or a complet computer check.

    Boclean how ever is a good back up while your on the inter net it kills Trojan and nastys trying to install and isn't a resource hog tds with boclean is a must.

    One protects you on line and the other off line
    get boclean here
    http://www.nsclean.com/supboc.html
    this is extremely newbie friendly no thinking at all a few suggestions when you get it
    first thing you do is click on it when your on the net after you install it click on the gray box that says Bo with the vacuum on your system tray hit check for update.

    go to configure boclean and
    and check the fist two box's and the 8th box are checked

    best Internet sweeper or cleaner
    only use with AOL 7.0 all versions of windows except XP and really old window versions
    AOL user with versions before AOL 7.0 not recommended you been warn works perfect with AOL 7.0
    download here
    http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-1481/isfw.exe

    will if you are with out money then this is the best free anti virus utlity
    F-Secure Anti-Virus™ for DOS
    http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml
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    Ps if your going to run all this stuff make sure you have at least 256 ram or something up there
     
  5. snowy

    snowy Guest

    WHOA!!! There is activeX somewhere on this page!!!
     
  6. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    lol i said warning music lol seen the very begining that way you not at work and open it or at least turn sound dowen it takes some time to load so it dont catch off guard befor you read theres music on thread

    maybe a more suttle song more mellow would be better
     
  7. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    ok way more mellow soong sooothing is that better
     
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