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hi me again

is there an alternate program to ad-aware

other than spybot

in the past ive had many troubles with spybot

once i had to restor because of it

some one recommended spyware blaster

and on the spybot website they recommend

spyware blaster

input will be welcomed

marty

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Hiya, Marty!

Spywareblaster is terrific, mainly because it acts like a spyware firewall, it keeps cooties from ever getting to your computer so you don't have to run scans to clean up the mess! And it's easy for "lazies" like me, you never have to run it, just update it occasionally.

Malwareblaster is the new kid on the block. I ran into "Antivirus2008", ran Malwarebytes "quick scan", took not even 10 minutes and after finding a bunch of junk, my computer was back to being as stellar as ever. "They say" one is supposed to run a full scan afterwards, but the quick scan took care of the bugs so I haven't gotten around to doing the full scan *yet* (remember "lazy" :) )

Not a Geek (you know that!) but in my opinion, Spywareblaster and Malwarebytes is all one really needs!

Liz

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thanks liz

knowing you i will down load it now

you say your no geek

but you have bin here enough to know what to use

i respect your input

marty

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What is in my Signature is what I have on ALL my PC's. I don't remember when I got the last cooty. The grandkids get on mainly 2 of them unless they are all over here. Then it is a free for all and I still don't have enough. They each have their own at their house and they have what I have. I have only had trouble with one of them as they had shut off AVG for some reason. They don't know why. It was a quick fix. All of them are like me and behind a router and use only Window's Firewall.

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hi bill and liz

well ive installed spywareblaster

and it fits my sys ok

i notice spyware blater in bills sig

if bill uses it

then it must have some merit

ive read the info on the blaster

and it is what i want

thanks guys

appreciated

marty

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Hi martymas, here is what i have picked up doing HJT logs at MWR and WTT and other sites around.

Avg has been known to report some false positive but so does others also.

I use Avast which has been great for me along with hiding behind a router. Which is the best protection available.

Malwarebytes is a super program for scanning your computer, i use mine about 2 times a week. But its not an Antivirus its a scanner, thats the free version, i cant speak for the paid version.

Ok, enough from me.

You Stay Safe over there from the fires Marty !!

Chuck

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Malwarebytes' Ant-Malware is really the best thing out there right now. It's fast and very powerful. We here at BestTechie even sponsor and host the application. You can download it directly here:

http://www.besttechie.net/mbam/mbam-setup.exe

If you like it, I would highly suggest getting the paid version. It offers real-time protection, among other features. Worth the buy in my opinion.

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From the free arena I find that Avast is the best all around protection . Very thorough and effective.

I do suggest spywareblaster or spywareguard for additional immunization and for those who are truely paranoid threatfire for protection against emerging threats.

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i welcome all the feed back

from people who know

at the monet i have spyware blaster

installed

and it is a silent worker which is what i like

in regards to avast

ive used it since pete posted it on the techtv call for help

message board

and that is a coupla days ago

and ive installed it on many compts

as i did whith ad-aware

but that -program is

not appliable

any more in this modern day

isnt it funny

we used to swear by it

now

no one uses it any more

up until now ive had a good run with my compt

and the only thing about vista is the secutiry

it is very tight

and some times inconvenient

but i cant have it both ways

marty

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Hi martymas, here is what i have picked up doing HJT logs at MWR and WTT and other sites around.

Avg has been known to report some false positive but so does others also.

I use Avast which has been great for me along with hiding behind a router. Which is the best protection available.

Malwarebytes is a super program for scanning your computer, i use mine about 2 times a week. But its not an Antivirus its a scanner, thats the free version, i cant speak for the paid version.

Ok, enough from me.

You Stay Safe over there from the fires Marty !!

Chuck

flash 4

yes they are having many problems in oz

one of the problems is lack of water

australia is fast running out of water

to fight the fires they had to use monsoon buckets

to ferry the water

from 50 miles away

and that is the reason it got out of control

tell any ozzy you dont believe in global warming and you have a fight on your

hands

up until now they thought global warming was invented by some of those people who sit in trees

but these fires have changer many minds

and the deaths havent help

isnt it funny

no one beleives any thing until a death wakes them up

marty

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If your os (XP or Vista) is up to date you can go to the start menu > run and type mrt. This will let you run a quick or deep scan of Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool. Not a preventative but will remove a lot of the popular badware's.

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hi steve

prior to getting vista

i used malicious tool for some time

it made me feel secure

but since i changed to

vsta i forgot about the malicious tool

i installed spyware balster

and ran into a small problem

a friend sent me a video to watch

and it wouldnt let me watch unless i had adobe flash installed

wel after two days

i still couldnt install the flash player

so i had to recount back

and by accident

i went to spyware blaster

and found it was blocking adobe flash

instilation

they feel the flash was letting a lot of stuff through

that shouldnt be there

so i unchecked the block and bingo

i have adobe flash installed

tho i will still use

spywareblaster

the more i use it the better i like it

i still have to learn more about it

but that is what you guys are good at info

any one else have this trouble with spyware blaster

and flash

marty

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hi steve

prior to getting vista

i used malicious tool for some time

it made me feel secure

but since i changed to

vista i forgot about the malicious tool

i installed spyware balster

and ran into a small problem

a friend sent me a video to watch

and it wouldnt let me watch unless i had adobe flash installed

well after two days

i still couldnt install the flash player

so i had to recount back

and by accident

i went to spyware blaster

and found it was blocking adobe flash

instilation

they feel the flash was letting a lot of stuff through

that shouldnt be there

so i unchecked the block and bingo

i have adobe flash installed

tho i will still use

spywareblaster

the more i use it the better i like it

i still have to learn more about it

but that is what you guys are good at info

any one else have this trouble with spyware blaster

and flash

marty

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You should go directly to the Adobe site to update to the absolutely latest version (manually; either type it in yourself or use a known good bookmark you already have, not by using a link on a random web page) as there are exploits that "trick" you into an update that actually leads to malware. That may be why updates were blocked in the first place.

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