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So I was talking to my friend, and he was complaining about computer troubles. I gave him the link to Spybot S&D and a few other things, and I ask him how it went. Heres what he said:

"Hey how'd Spybot work for you?"

"Good it fixed 108 problems"

" :blink: Whoah."

I never knew...

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:D I remember when we used Adaware and Spybot on the Possessed Gateway and they came up with 600-and-something cooties! 108, phsaw, that's nottin'

Hoping your buddy's idiot box is working much nicer now--and hook him up with Spywareblaster to keep the cooties from infecting the idiot box in the first place!

Liz

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spybot found four on mine

and i thought you silly old -----

where have you been surfing

so four is a hellova lot different to 608

however we cant all be perfect

as when i first started ime not going to tell you many

yukys i had

those days spybot was like a bolting horse

it got away on some of us

at one stage i wouldnt have it on my sys

once i learned to set my cookies

right

but now it is essential to our sys

with all this stuff

that is floating around

marty

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I can run AdAware and all it finds is a couple of MRUs. SpyBot finds nothing afterwards. Panda stops the crap before it loads. It's fun visiting websites with spyware and watching Panda go crazy warning me it blocked bad cookies, attempted driveby downloads and other evil s**t. Panda's heuristic feature has proven itself many times.

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I worked on my bros computer once - ran adaware and it found 6,000+ things wrong with it - I had to reinstall the whole thing - what a mess hehehehe

brian

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I worked on my bros computer once - ran adaware and it found 6,000+ things wrong with it - I had to reinstall the whole thing - what a mess hehehehe

brian

That almost made me fall out of my chair :lol:

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yeah i've been through the same thing. the PC i had before this 1 was bought at an auction and it had copies of some really nice expensive software on it that i wanted but they hadn't updated it in forever and it was loaded to the top with viruses, spyware, you name it. i found a worm on it that hadn't been active in over 3 years. it took me weeks to get it all cleaned out. every time i turned around something else would pop up that non of the scanners didn't find and i especially hated finding lots of corrupted files.

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I have ran across a machine with about 1500 problems as reported by adaware. Surprisingly it cleaned up well.

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I run cleanup or ccleaner before scanning. I don't get those impressive numbers, but then I don't have to wait for the scanner to scan all those extra files.

M

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yea when a scan comes up with hundreds and hundreds of "infections" most of the time it is just cookies.

but there's always exceptions somewhere :P

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So I was talking to my friend, and he was complaining about computer troubles. I gave him the link to Spybot S&D and a few other things, and I ask him how it went. Heres what he said:

"Hey how'd Spybot work for you?"

"Good it fixed 108 problems"

" :blink: Whoah."

I never knew...

Yes, I've seen some huge numbers posted by people who had never used those programs before.

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last year i cleaned a friends compt

the kids were playing internet games

it had 46 worms and trojons

86 tracking cookies

and so much spy ware we had to reinstall windows

he was using window 2.000 and didnt have the 2.000 disk

there wasent any spy ware software nor virus scanners

they hadent heard of these things

i came home and he chased me up a coupla days later

and said ive bought a win.2.000 disk second hand

when i asked him if it had a product number

or registration number

he said well that didnt come with it

well i have an old xp disk

here which i dont use any more

and it is an illegal copy

so i put it on

but ididnt tell hime it was a pirate

why should i

they didnt have any regard for their compt

and i believe it should be treated like children

other wise it wont work properly

so far they havent come back to me

i put on all the safety features

and all the updates

but it being illegal i was forever

looking over my should so to speak

and hope to god i dont hear from them again

i did it for the kids sake

marty

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well I just started fixing a computer for someone. It would start but when you logged into an account after a few seconds the icons and the taskbar disappeared. It wouldn't respond to anything other than the power button. I did a repair install of windows upgrading it from SP1 to SP2 and still the same prob. I decided to put the hard drive in my Compaq as a slave and run AVG on it.

Get this.

2 viruses

and

308 Trojan horses.

No frickin wonder the dern thing wouldn't run straight.

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I was able to return the computer to a usable state but it's still pretty messed up. I'm gonna have to take the computer back to this person and tell them to back up what they need and give it back to me to do a full format and reinstall. I've never had to deal with such a messed up XP machine before.

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