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Old 07-21-2003, 04:07 AM   #1
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Spyware/Trojans/Adware


Is there a program like "BPS spyware remover" for RedHat? Is there even one that works with Mozilla?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:14 AM   #2
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Spyware doesn't run on linux. Exe's don't run on linux. If something were running on linux, it would take out your /home/user directory and nothing else. So, in short, don't worry about it. That's why you're using linux.

As for mozilla, You can disable javascript popup windows as well as using popup suppession in the preferences. You can tune what popups you want to see to a finite degree.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:15 AM   #3
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Mozilla does not contain Spyware/adware/trojans or anything even related to the above.

As for programs to do it:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

Those are the questions that have been asked that are similar to this and contain the relevant information.

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Old 07-21-2003, 04:56 AM   #4
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What about SPY cookies that log the sites you visit and send them back to the site they came from..................

Like the burstnet.com ad above.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:59 AM   #5
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That's the sites fault (and not LQ, but rather the ad site), not the software. You can choose not to accept cookies at all, it's all in your preferences section for your browser.

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Old 07-21-2003, 05:05 AM   #6
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If I wasn't able to accept cookies then I couldn't log into ALOT of sites.

I have Mozilla set to ask for permission to set a cookie. But I visit alot of sites and it is makin me GO CRAZY.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:08 AM   #7
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Do you login to a lot of sites as well? I can only assume a no. If you do, you can set it to only accept cookies from specific sites and then block all other sites (in Galeon this is a capability, I can only assume it is as well in Mozilla since Galeon is basically just a piggyback off Mozilla and I only use Mozilla when I'm in windoze at work...).

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Old 07-21-2003, 05:14 AM   #8
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I just said what you said............... But 20x less words.

Even if you let a site set a cookie in Mozilla it can still set a spy cookie...... And there is no way of blocking just the spy cookie..... Without a spyware program.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:28 AM   #9
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You shouldn't accept cookies from sites unless you trust them, hence the reason for rejecting a cookie. You can set a rejection to a cookie forever or just one time, from a specific site. So if you are plagued with cookies from say, burstnet you can reject ALL cookies from that domain, then you will not be prompted again. The software you are describing is built into your browser, you just have to use it.

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Old 07-21-2003, 05:57 AM   #10
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Edit>Preferences>Privacy and Security>Cookies>Manage Stored Cookies>Cookie Sites.
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