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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 5:27:36 PM

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I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running an
XP system.

Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at regular
intervals on my system.

Kind regards.

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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 5:27:37 PM

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"Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
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>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am
>running an XP system.
>
> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to
> run at regular intervals on my system.


Yes, they are good choices.

--
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July 18, 2005 6:33:19 PM

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"Julia" wrote

>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running an
>XP system.
>
> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
> regular intervals on my system.
>
> Kind regards.

Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are surfing.
You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got the blaster.
Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.

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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 6:33:20 PM

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Thank you.

Please can you let me know how to switch to safe-mode? Do I install Adware
and Spybot under my 'normal' login?

"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Julia" wrote
>
>>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running
>>an XP system.
>>
>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
>> regular intervals on my system.
>>
>> Kind regards.
>
> Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are
> surfing. You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got the
> blaster. Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
>
> --
> Alias
>
> Use the Reply to Sender feature of your news reader program to email me.
> Utiliza Responder al Remitente para mandarme un mail.
>
July 18, 2005 6:33:20 PM

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"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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> Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.

Why? I never have.
July 18, 2005 6:33:20 PM

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These are three excellent free programs. I frequently install them for
clients and show them how to use.

Note that SpywareBlaster can and SHOULD be run periodically to update the
protection it provides. Download any updates and then enable all
protection.

re. Safe Mode - The reason to run spyware cleaners in safe mode is that
some parasites, which might otherwise load in a normal boot, may not be
loaded in safe mode and are easier to remove. Both Adaware and Spybot will
try to identify such parasites in a normal boot, and if unable to kill the
running process and remove them, will ask permission to run on your next
reboot (always say yes) and will try to remove them - roughly equivalent to
a safe mode boot.

Unfortunately, as these parasites have gotten more sophisticated, some do
load in safe mode and resist removal in various ways. Adaware and Spybot
will work well against many common items, but will often not be sufficient
for a massively infected machine.
--

"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Julia" wrote
>
>>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running
>>an XP system.
>>
>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
>> regular intervals on my system.
>>
>> Kind regards.
>
> Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are
> surfing. You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got the
> blaster. Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
>
> --
> Alias
>
> Use the Reply to Sender feature of your news reader program to email me.
> Utiliza Responder al Remitente para mandarme un mail.
>
July 18, 2005 6:56:48 PM

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"Julia" wrote

> Thank you.

You're welcome.

> Please can you let me know how to switch to safe-mode?

Hit F8 as your computer boots, after the beep, and then choose Safe Mode
from the list. When you are done, just reboot normally and it will take back
to Normal Mode.

> Do I install Adware and Spybot under my 'normal' login?

If you have an administrator account, yes.
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> "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
> news:o bFvgT5iFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Julia" wrote
>>
>>>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running
>>>an XP system.
>>>
>>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
>>> regular intervals on my system.
>>>
>>> Kind regards.
>>
>> Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are
>> surfing. You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got the
>> blaster. Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
>>
>> --
>> Alias
>>
>> Use the Reply to Sender feature of your news reader program to email me.
>> Utiliza Responder al Remitente para mandarme un mail.
>>
>
>
July 18, 2005 6:59:24 PM

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As the PC starts up press the F8 key and that will be just after the BIOS
has finished running. If you see the windows startup screen you were to
slow. Then just scroll to safe mode startup and press enter.

"Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
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> Thank you.
>
> Please can you let me know how to switch to safe-mode? Do I install
Adware
> and Spybot under my 'normal' login?
>
> "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
> news:o bFvgT5iFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "Julia" wrote
> >
> >>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running
> >>an XP system.
> >>
> >> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
> >> regular intervals on my system.
> >>
> >> Kind regards.
> >
> > Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are
> > surfing. You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got
the
> > blaster. Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
> >
> > --
> > Alias
> >
> > Use the Reply to Sender feature of your news reader program to email me.
> > Utiliza Responder al Remitente para mandarme un mail.
> >
>
>
July 18, 2005 7:54:57 PM

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"Gordon" <gordon@gbpcomputing.co.uk.invalid> wrote
> "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote
>>
>> Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
>
> Why? I never have.

Because I said so :-)

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July 18, 2005 7:54:58 PM

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"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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> "Gordon" <gordon@gbpcomputing.co.uk.invalid> wrote
> > "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote
> >>
> >> Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
> >
> > Why? I never have.
>
> Because I said so :-)
>
ROTFL!
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 8:04:30 PM

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Please can you let me know why AdAware and Spybot need to be run in
safe-mode?

"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Julia" wrote
>
>>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running
>>an XP system.
>>
>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
>> regular intervals on my system.
>>
>> Kind regards.
>
> Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are
> surfing. You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got the
> blaster. Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
>
> --
> Alias
>
> Use the Reply to Sender feature of your news reader program to email me.
> Utiliza Responder al Remitente para mandarme un mail.
>
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 8:04:31 PM

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They only need to be run in Safe Mode if they don't work in normal (Windows)
mode, Julia.

Check for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/Darnit.htm
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/

When all else fails, HijackThis
(http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to
use. It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware.
**Post your files to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/,
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html or
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not here.**
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


Julia wrote:
> Please can you let me know why AdAware and Spybot need to be run in
> safe-mode?
>
> "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
> news:o bFvgT5iFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Julia" wrote
>>
>>> I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running
>>> an XP system.
>>>
>>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
>>> regular intervals on my system.
>>>
>>> Kind regards.
>>
>> Spywareblaster cannot be "run". It just protects you while you are
>> surfing. You should also get Spywareguard from the same place you got the
>> blaster. Run AdAware and Spybot in Safe Mode.
>>
>> --
>> Alias
>>
>> Use the Reply to Sender feature of your news reader program to email me.
>> Utiliza Responder al Remitente para mandarme un mail.
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 8:18:07 PM

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Ken Blake wrote:
> "Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:epi0XQ5iFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>> I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am
>> running an XP system.
>>
>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to
>> run at regular intervals on my system.
>
> Yes, they are good choices.

*Ad-aware*, hopefully. <wink>
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 8:18:08 PM

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"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Ken Blake wrote:
>> "Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
>> news:epi0XQ5iFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>> I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I
>>> am
>>> running an XP system.
>>>
>>> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to
>>> run at regular intervals on my system.
>>
>> Yes, they are good choices.
>
> *Ad-aware*, hopefully. <wink>


Yup! And Spybot Search and Destroy, hopefully. ;-)

--
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July 18, 2005 8:20:31 PM

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"Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
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> Please can you let me know why AdAware and Spybot need to be run in
> safe-mode?

They don't. he's joshing.
July 18, 2005 10:22:19 PM

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"Gordon" <gordon@gbpcomputing.co.uk.invalid> wrote

> "Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote

>> Please can you let me know why AdAware and Spybot need to be run in
>> safe-mode?
>
> They don't. he's joshing.

No, I wasn't joking. See GTS' post for why.

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July 18, 2005 10:22:20 PM

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"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Gordon" <gordon@gbpcomputing.co.uk.invalid> wrote
>
> > "Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote
>
> >> Please can you let me know why AdAware and Spybot need to be run in
> >> safe-mode?
> >
> > They don't. he's joshing.
>
> No, I wasn't joking. See GTS' post for why.
>

Yes I've seen it - it's the first I'VE heard of that.
July 18, 2005 11:02:16 PM

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"Gordon" <gordon@gbpcomputing.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
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> "Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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>>
>> "Gordon" <gordon@gbpcomputing.co.uk.invalid> wrote
>>
>> > "Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote
>>
>> >> Please can you let me know why AdAware and Spybot need to be run in
>> >> safe-mode?
>> >
>> > They don't. he's joshing.
>>
>> No, I wasn't joking. See GTS' post for why.
>>
>
> Yes I've seen it - it's the first I'VE heard of that.

You learn something new every day.

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Anonymous
July 19, 2005 3:00:55 AM

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

"Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
news:epi0XQ5iFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running an
>XP system.
>
> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
> regular intervals on my system.
>
> Kind regards.
>
July 23, 2005 8:27:39 AM

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I have been running Microsoft Antispyware Beta1 for several months and
it has been excellent, it cleaned out my system,
and since then nothing has got through.

cheers

Daniel
"Julia" <noreply@mail.com> wrote in message
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>I have been recommended Adware, Spybot and Spywareblaster. I am running an
>XP system.
>
> Please can you confirm that these are the most appropriate to run at
> regular intervals on my system.
>
> Kind regards.
>
!