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Old 10-13-2004, 06:04 AM   #1
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spyware ?


What is spyware? is it some virus ...........


Which s/w(prefeably free) is best to check whether out pc(windows98, mandrake9.2) is infected by spyware or not?

Which s/w (prefeable free) can be used to check whether our pc(win 98 and mandrake 9.2) is giving good speed(performance) or not ?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 07:27 AM   #2
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Search google for basic questions like this. You can actually type "What is spyware" on google search and it will return a lot. In fact, the first hit I got here is quite accurate:

http://www.google.se/search?num=100&...define:Spyware

Also, search the forum for spyware in Linux. There're as many threads asking "Which is the best distro" as there're for "Spyware and Anti-virus".

Make sure to watch this too:

http://www.trials-shack.co.uk/posting.html

Regards!

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Old 10-13-2004, 08:23 AM   #3
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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How to eliminate the spyware ?

My win98 system is infected with spyware how to eliminate it ? Any idea will be appreciated !


Thanx
 
Old 10-13-2004, 12:45 PM   #5
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http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
 
Old 10-13-2004, 12:54 PM   #6
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Have you tried AdAware and Spybot? You should be able to search for these at http://www.download.com.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:22 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Have you tried AdAware and Spybot? You should be able to search for these at http://www.download.com.
Actually the link Megaman gave is for the adaware program.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:24 PM   #8
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I directed you to a forum specifically for spyware in this thread. I'm now dubbing you a troll and will no longer reply to your posts.

BTW: If your posting this rubbish to boost your post count, quit trying. See the very first topic in this forum.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:35 AM   #9
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go to www.panicware.com, they have tools for Windows for spyware. Also, spyware on Linux is next to unheard of
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:09 PM   #10
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@Megaman X,


I used Ad-dware tool to remove sypware, but when i run this application it removes the spyware and says no critical object is present and system status is ok,

but problem is here that whenever i again connect to net and then run Ad-dware it again show me some more spyware.

So, how to fully eliminate sypware

@jonthelam,


i tried both Ad-dware and spyboot creating problem as described above.

@scuzzman


i used that forum but could not able to solve , i am still trying at that ... but


in the meanwhile any one here have any solution for it .

thanx

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Old 10-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #11
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Full reformat is the only way to truly remove spyware from your system
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:14 PM   #12
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After reformating hard disk , i think it will again create a problem when i will connect to net.,..............
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:30 PM   #13
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not if you install Linux instead of windows
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:39 PM   #14
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Thanx i know that linux is king !

but,

My client needs win98 system to be working without any spyware. So any idea to remove it. I will be highly appreciated to u !


-jack
 
Old 10-14-2004, 05:38 PM   #15
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SPYbot, google it.
 
  


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