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January 11, 2005 12:21:50 AM

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Hi guys just some quick advice please

when I go to some internet pages I get software installed on my comp without
my permission, like deskad and bullseye and shopagency and others, now I
know you will probably say don't go to the pages but I need to use them.

How can I stop them, I have AVG and Norton antivirus and windows and google
pop up blockers fully on and windows xp firewall on but they still get
through

Help please, any other programs i should have on to stop them installing
automatically

cheers dave

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Anonymous
January 11, 2005 12:21:51 AM

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Dragon wrote:
> Hi guys just some quick advice please
>
> when I go to some internet pages I get software installed on my comp without
> my permission, like deskad and bullseye and shopagency and others, now I
> know you will probably say don't go to the pages but I need to use them.
>
> How can I stop them, I have AVG and Norton antivirus and windows and google
> pop up blockers fully on and windows xp firewall on but they still get
> through
>
> Help please, any other programs i should have on to stop them installing
> automatically
>
> cheers dave
>
>
Spybot Search and Destroy will "immunize" your system and
stop the spyware or adware from loading.

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

gls858
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 12:35:11 AM

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Hi

If you're running SP2, have you configured the pop-up blocker?

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"Dragon" <davewhitnospam@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:o lCEd.101813$Z7.34097@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Hi guys just some quick advice please
>
> when I go to some internet pages I get software installed on my comp
> without my permission, like deskad and bullseye and shopagency and others,
> now I know you will probably say don't go to the pages but I need to use
> them.
>
> How can I stop them, I have AVG and Norton antivirus and windows and
> google pop up blockers fully on and windows xp firewall on but they still
> get through
>
> Help please, any other programs i should have on to stop them installing
> automatically
>
> cheers dave
>
>
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Anonymous
January 11, 2005 1:49:56 AM

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Will Denny wrote:
> Hi
> If you're running SP2, have you configured the pop-up blocker?

Popup-blockers don't help against most sorts of spyware targeted against
Windows.

Dragon: Go to www.lavasoft.com and download "AdAware". It is a a program
that searches for and removes the kind o software that is bothering you.
And it's free :) 

~Mik

--
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January 11, 2005 3:14:16 AM

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"gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Dragon wrote:
>> Hi guys just some quick advice please
>>
>> when I go to some internet pages I get software installed on my comp
>> without my permission, like deskad and bullseye and shopagency and
>> others, now I know you will probably say don't go to the pages but I
>> need to use them.
>>
>> How can I stop them, I have AVG and Norton antivirus and windows and
>> google pop up blockers fully on and windows xp firewall on but they still
>> get through
>>
>> Help please, any other programs i should have on to stop them installing
>> automatically
>>
>> cheers dave
>>
>>
> Spybot Search and Destroy will "immunize" your system and
> stop the spyware or adware from loading.
>
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/
>
> gls858


I have spybot and that finds them but doesnt stop them installing once i go
to the pages, do i need to change setting anyware, i have also go ad aware
on my ssytem too but all set at default forem when i installed them, i
havent altered nothing, should i alter the programs to help me


Dave
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 3:14:17 AM

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Some of this does not apply if you have Windows XP SP2.

First. Make sure of these settings and nothing will install without you
answering YES. (Except what may install as part of some other software.)
Don't click YES if you don't know/trust the source.

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
Make sure both of these are NOT checked.

Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Internet Explorer
components if a Web page needs them in order to display the page properly or
perform a particular task.]]

Enable Install On Demand (Other)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Web components if a Web
page needs them in order to display the page properly or perform a
particular task.]]

Apply | OK

Enable Install On Demand (Other)
Is part of the driveby downloading of unwanted programs. i.e. Scumware or
whatever will install w/o you even being aware of it.
=====

Second. If you need a scan right now.

Follow the instructions!
THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

=====

Third.
It is known as scumware. Visit these sites. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are really good.
Download, install, run, update and run again; one or all. They are all
good, FREE utilities. Make sure you update every program, even if you
just downloaded it. You must have the latest updates. Without updates,
you have a gun without ammo. You also need to use more than one
anti scumware program. One program will *not* catch everything.

1) CWShredder ver. 1.59 direct download:
http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip

1a) CWShredder ver. 2.0 direct download:
http://www.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip

2) SpywareBlaster
[[SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from
ever being installed.
The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And
SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.]]
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

3) Spybot S & D (More for the advanced user)
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=...

4) HijackThis (More for the advanced user)
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

4a) HijackThis (direct download)
http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip

5) Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner v1.13
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=...

6) ToolbarCop
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/toolbarcop.htm

7) Ad-aware SE Personal
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

=====

HijackThis log tutorial
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/htlogtutorial.html

HijackThis Log Tutorial
http://www.aumha.org/a/hjttutor.htm

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtu...

How To Install Spybot Search and Destroy & a brief tutorial
http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php

HOW TO: Reconfigure Ad-aware for a Full Scan
http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=5877
=====

MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
=====

Problems uninstalling? Here's some advice.
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/uninstallproblems....

Additional information & instructions.
A wealth of information here, boys and girls.

THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

THE PARASITE FIGHT
Finding, Removing & Protecting Yourself From Scumware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

Bugs, Glitches & Stuffups
http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;827315

Spyware and Deceptive Software
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/spyware.msp...

What you should know about spyware
http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/spyware.asp

Cleaning Up XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm#cleanup

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:sTEEd.104097$Z7.12912@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk,
Dragon <davewhitnospam@blueyonder.co.uk> hunted and pecked:
> "gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:u4O3z819EHA.2700@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Dragon wrote:
>>> Hi guys just some quick advice please
>>>
>>> when I go to some internet pages I get software installed on my comp
>>> without my permission, like deskad and bullseye and shopagency and
>>> others, now I know you will probably say don't go to the pages but
>>> I need to use them.
>>>
>>> How can I stop them, I have AVG and Norton antivirus and windows
>>> and google pop up blockers fully on and windows xp firewall on but
>>> they still get through
>>>
>>> Help please, any other programs i should have on to stop them
>>> installing automatically
>>>
>>> cheers dave
>>>
>>>
>> Spybot Search and Destroy will "immunize" your system and
>> stop the spyware or adware from loading.
>>
>> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/
>>
>> gls858
>
>
> I have spybot and that finds them but doesnt stop them installing
> once i go to the pages, do i need to change setting anyware, i have
> also go ad aware on my ssytem too but all set at default forem when i
> installed them, i havent altered nothing, should i alter the programs
> to help me
>
>
> Dave
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 6:20:02 AM

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Dragon wrote:
> "gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:u4O3z819EHA.2700@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>>Dragon wrote:
>>
>>>Hi guys just some quick advice please
>>>
>>>when I go to some internet pages I get software installed on my comp
>>>without my permission, like deskad and bullseye and shopagency and
>>>others, now I know you will probably say don't go to the pages but I
>>>need to use them.
>>>
>>>How can I stop them, I have AVG and Norton antivirus and windows and
>>>google pop up blockers fully on and windows xp firewall on but they still
>>>get through
>>>
>>>Help please, any other programs i should have on to stop them installing
>>>automatically
>>>
>>>cheers dave
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Spybot Search and Destroy will "immunize" your system and
>>stop the spyware or adware from loading.
>>
>>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/
>>
>>gls858
>
>
>
> I have spybot and that finds them but doesnt stop them installing once i go
> to the pages, do i need to change setting anyware, i have also go ad aware
> on my ssytem too but all set at default forem when i installed them, i
> havent altered nothing, should i alter the programs to help me
>
>
> Dave
>
>
Open Spybot and click th eupdate button and make sure you have the
lastest files. then click immunize.

gls858
!