Once again my dad deleted all anti spyware programs on teh family computer.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Real time protection and scanners are now gone. Same with immunization such as spywareblaster. He saw that there are restricted sites still there and I'm having trouble deleting all something thousand of them. Is there an easier way of doing that??
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Reinstall SpywareBlaster and disable its protection, then uninstall again.

    Also you can try using ZonedOut to delete teh entries.
     
  3. cheater87

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    Thanks.
     
  4. besafe

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    Why would your dad do that? Does he not want his PC to be protected?
     
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    Nope for some stupid reason he doesn't. Oh well. That computer will come crashing faster then the burlin wall in a matter of days.
     
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    Nope that didn't get rid of the restricted sites. Should I redownload spywareterminator and disable the immunization in that??
     
  7. Peter2150

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    I'd take an image of the disk, and then just leave it until the computer is useless. Then maybe he will get the picture
     
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    Excellent idea.
     
  9. Perman

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    Hi, folks: That person does not have to be your dad, anyone who has intimate access to that pc will do anything to surprise you. I would install Virtual-type app to freeze their pc session. Then you will not find your firewall has be deleted. I often suggest this solution to party which has repeated offenders nearby or standby. And that works. Good luck.
     
  10. Long View

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    Have you considered Returnil or deepfreeze 6 ? Perhaps your Dad might accept them as an alternative to loads of security slowing him down ?
     
  11. besafe

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    Maybe you simply haven't found him a security solution that is transparent enough. Possibly try sandboxie? When I trialed the software, I hardly knew it was running.
     
  12. WSFuser

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    Which did you try reinstalling spywareblaster or using zonedout?

    Try this: update spywareblaster, apply teh protection, and then use zonedout.
     
  13. The Hammer

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    I'd be paring back the programs in his sig quite a bit.
     
  14. Perman

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    Hi, folks: By reviewing some other posts you have here, I can not help thinking that if your dad is really capable of deleting all your real-time and on-demand scanners off your box, then he IS a tech-capable person to take all precautions. He must some damn-good reasons doing that, why don't you confront him with your questions? perhaps you two can settle the differences(i mean pc know-how disparity.)
     
  15. cheater87

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    The programs in my sig are for my laptop. The family PC had SpywareBlaster, Spywareterminator and Comodo Boclean.
     
  16. Vietnam Vet

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    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/restricted.htm

    Scroll down until you see To remove all the sites listed in the Restricted Zone Download DelDomains.inf and be sure you read that section, especially the note about the Trusted Zone.

    Best Wishes,
    VV
     
  17. ASpace

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    I wouldn't . If I should decide I would just leave this computer "swim in the ocean" . When the dad doesn't want anything , early or later he/his computer or his personal data will fall viction of real cyber crime <=> he will lose money . When he loses money or even worse , then he might understand
     
  18. lodore

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    im sure there must be a reason why he doesnt want the secuirty.
    talking is the best and only real way to solve this issue.
    what ever you try to instaal and password protect or whatever your dad will just try to get rid of it again.
    so its best to just talk to your dad and ask why he uninstalled the stuff.
    lodore
     
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    My dad likes cracks and p2p, his pc is slower then a donkey but yet when i offer him to secure his pc his awnser is he allready has a great security setup called avg free. Then i introduced him to avira,SAS, wich founded lot's of malware, got rid of it and some cleaning up here and there and pc is faster then ever. So then he decides despite of the fact i told him not to install 2 av's realtime he runs them both making the pc slow again. The he tells me av's lie when they find a virus. I guess dad's are like that or w/e. Oh yeah he doesn't want to change from ie6.
     
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    A bit extreme ? - whether or not he needs any security depends upon a number of factors of which neither of us are aware. Or are you really claiming that falling victim to cyber crime is inevitable without loads of "security" ? Is it not possible, depending upon his knowledge, and surfing habits that a good hardware Firewall, a decent browser and a little care that he does not need the security he objects to ?
     
  21. lodore

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    my dad is the oposite.
    he always wants to run scans even thou the computer has never had any malware.
    lodore
     
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    Hello cheater87

    A remark, if you allow...

    Since this is your family PC, I presume your dad paid for it, so wouldn't you say that his opinion matters most in this case? Just like you thinking that the AS/AT/AV/whatever apps are needed, he may be thinking that they are not. And he could be right, you know... You don't need to run slew of real-time and on-demand system hogging apps just to feel secure, the only thing you really need for protection is a little bit of brains. I can see in your sig that you use some 'common sense', so I believe your dad uses that also.

    On the other hand, it seems to me that your dad doesn't fully trust your advices when it comes to PC security, since he took some steps without your consent. Would you mind telling me why is that so?
     
  23. WSFuser

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    cheater87 even in your previous thread you just told us your dad doesnt want any antivirus but you havent told us why. Have you asked him?
     
  24. argus tuft

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    Cheater87, I'd suggest you re-install ST, undo its immunization, and then uninstall it again.
     
  25. EliteKiller

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    1) Have a sit down with Dad. Explain the importance of using common sense and limited accounts if he doesn't want anti-malware tools on his computer.
    2) Get a job and buy your own pc. ;)
     
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