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Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Poespas, Aug 21, 2003.

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  1. Poespas

    Poespas Guest

    I am not sure if this the right group to ask this question, but I'll
    try. I spent last night 3 hours or so to get rid of some spyware
    and Hijack stuff. This since my dad complained his pc was getting
    slow.

    I submitted the latest version of Ad-Aware and till my surprise the
    same **** (Istbar, XXXtoolbar, etc.) was popping up, which I removed
    2-3 weeks ago. By searching the web, I found people with the same
    problems and based on what I read I was eventiually able to get rid
    of the stuff downloaded mostlikely with "Internet Washer Pro", which
    he downloaded by accident.

    I also removed Gator which is nasty stuff. Anyway, in one of the
    article it was mentioned to install also SpywareGuard, which I just
    did and it looks slick. But my question is:

    Do I really need to have all these 3 programs:
    - Mcafee Anti-virus (Yes)
    - Ad-Aware
    - SpywareGuard

    Does anybody have any experience with SpywareGuard?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback!!

    Ellen
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hoi Poespas,

    Yes, you do. ;)
    And I would add SpywareBlaster as well.

    Raed this on how to prevent getting infected by spyware: http://boards.cexx.org/viewtopic.php?t=957

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. poespas

    poespas Guest

    Hi Pieter,

    thanks for your reply. Can you please tell me why I need Spywareblaster in addition to Ad-aware?

    I would like to reduce the number of utility programs rather then increase.

    Thanks,
    Ellen
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi poespas,

    SpywareBlaster is not a program that needs to be running on your computer.
    It changes the registry in a way to prevent certain ActiveX spyware (a total of 682 at the moment of this post), so it won't use up any resources by running in the background.
    In short: SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard prevent infection. AdAware cleans it up after infection.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Poespas

    Poespas Guest

    Hi Pieter,

    thanks for your clear reply. :D
    I will follow-up your advice!!

    Cheers,
    Ellen
     
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