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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 8:29:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Only download software you can validate as uncompromised - in the case
of non-vendor site you have no guarantee that the files are unmodified
or uncompromised. Anyone providing a link to a non-vendors site with a
direct download should not be trusted, the vendors sites are the safest
place to download their application.

Also, do not post your log files here - there are HiJack groups for just
that purpose, not to mention all the web based forums setup for looking
at them.

Always remember - only download files from Trusted Sites.

AdAwareSE can be found here:
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

SpyBot Search and Destroy can be found here:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Ewido Security Suite Trial can be found here:
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

You can also download Symantec Trial version of their Antivirus software
from here:
http://www.symantec.com/downloads/

Download AVG Personal Free edition from here:
http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

These are the actual vendors sites, not some unknown or authorized no-
name site. They also don't artificially increase the hits for sites that
get paid for the amount of traffic they can generate like one poster has
admitted to in this group.

If you take nothing else from this post, remember the following:

Only download files from Trusted Sites.

To better clean your system of Spyware/Viruses, reboot your computer in
SAFE MODE and run your AV software, then run AdAwareSE, then reboot back
into normal mode.

Install SP2 and stop using IE unless you need to - I recommend FireFox
for the web except for banking sites.

And one more time: Only download files from Trusted Sites.
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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 8:29:07 AM

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:-)

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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:MPG.1d844224ccfa5d42989e6d@news-server.columbus.rr.com,
Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> hunted and pecked:
> Only download software you can validate as uncompromised - in the case
> of non-vendor site you have no guarantee that the files are unmodified
> or uncompromised. Anyone providing a link to a non-vendors site with a
> direct download should not be trusted, the vendors sites are the safest
> place to download their application.
>
> Also, do not post your log files here - there are HiJack groups for just
> that purpose, not to mention all the web based forums setup for looking
> at them.
>
> Always remember - only download files from Trusted Sites.
>
> AdAwareSE can be found here:
> http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
>
> SpyBot Search and Destroy can be found here:
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>
> Ewido Security Suite Trial can be found here:
> http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
>
> You can also download Symantec Trial version of their Antivirus software
> from here:
> http://www.symantec.com/downloads/
>
> Download AVG Personal Free edition from here:
> http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/
>
> These are the actual vendors sites, not some unknown or authorized no-
> name site. They also don't artificially increase the hits for sites that
> get paid for the amount of traffic they can generate like one poster has
> admitted to in this group.
>
> If you take nothing else from this post, remember the following:
>
> Only download files from Trusted Sites.
>
> To better clean your system of Spyware/Viruses, reboot your computer in
> SAFE MODE and run your AV software, then run AdAwareSE, then reboot back
> into normal mode.
>
> Install SP2 and stop using IE unless you need to - I recommend FireFox
> for the web except for banking sites.
>
> And one more time: Only download files from Trusted Sites.
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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 4:43:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

In article <O154SWRsFHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, 123WVogel955
@comcast.net says...
> :-)

Dang, I left off the MS antispyware site - but I don't normally
recommend beta software anyway.

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