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Ok i have a question for all you computer experts...

Can you possibly get spyware/adware and stuff from downloading from Kazaa and all those programs?

Also what are sites with FREE adware/spyware remover...I got this spy hunter...But all it does it detect it and you have to buy it to delete. And then, I ran norton, and It didn't detect anything...

I think might go and buy a remover...Brink what was that program you were running and you found like 6000 viruses?
 

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Dude Kazza itself is spyware. Yea you can get spyware from downloading software anywhere on the net.

Check out download.com and look up Spybot: Search and Destroy. Also get Adaware. I use them both together since they both don't catch everything.
 

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I used to have tons of problems....

I use Norton 2004, and run adaware about 1x a week. Plus I have one of those wannabe linksys router things. That all seems to do the trick.
 

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I have norton internet securities. So even if it dosen't block that crap off by its self my firewall catches and and I kill it's connection that way. But you should try your best to avoid that kind of crap.

There are some programs that are free and work well but I do not recall what they are off hand.
 

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hate Norton...takes up way too many resources. if dad didn't demand we have that, i'd have gotten McAfee by now...or something else(there's a free one out that takes up minimal system resources that's supposedly REALLY good). sybot S&D and ad-aware working simultaneously is a goood bet for spyware...they pretty much take care of all of it.
 

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1. Get Ad-aware, update scan and clean
2. Get Spybot S&D, same thing
3. Get spywareblaster, update and protect against all
4. Start using Mozilla Firefox, its much better, faster and secure than Internet Explorer. And you can tab windows.
5. Get Privoxy from sourceforge, install that.
6. Get a decent virus scan (Norton/Mcafee)

All of that will keep you clean and smooth....
 

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Yah.

I dled the spyblaster but all it does is show you adware/spyware. It shows i had like 100 something pieces but then you have to pay to remove it....And then when i ran norton it showed nothin.

I got Kazaa Lite which doesn't have ad/spy-ware.
 

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CamNub is right - Kazaa lite doesnt have spyware. you can tell if you compare the sizes between regular kazaa & klite (big difference.)

I actually went and bought spyhunter because I run adaware, spyblaster (which isnt really a spyware 'remover' i dont think - what it does is block things from running in your registry. that's the impression i got after SKIMMING thru what it said, tho. im not an 'expert,' just a user with his own comp that sits on it eternally at times), webroot SpySweeper, and McAfee VirusScan (which has a spysweep utility written in along with the virus software), and I have found things with SpyHunter that I didnt find with any of the aforementioned progs.

I dont know why the results were different, or where I might've picked them up at (porn site proly - stay away from those free sites & hackerish sites, & dont download ANYTHING that pops up at you), but the traces were called 'DyFuca' (anybody else find this lurking on their machines??).

I figured that it'd be better just to pay for the software because I didnt feel like opening up RegEdit and fucking around with my registry cuz one mistake could mean ... I dunno - big trouble. at the worst, i guess, it'd just mean reinstalling windows - but that's kind of a bitch, too, y'know?

oh yeh, I forgot (kinda wined up this morning) to mention that yeh, you can pick up viruses and shit off of peer-to-peer apps, but it's only from ppl dling things other than music files (mp3, wma, ogg, wav, ra) & movie files like .zip, .scr (.scr files pop up all the time in my email account - i think someone i know has one of those worm variants on their machine) or whatever else. Executable files are all over the place on comps that are sharing files, too, and they're something else you'd proly want to ignore. I know for sure that there isnt any way for ppl to write viruses to mp3s, or attach them to mp3 in any way. So far at least.

uhm. I run some other progs, too. One is called 'Codestuff Starter' that can erase start up items in your registry without getting your hands dirty (and extreme help after installing/running apps like mcafee, which is an app i prefer to keep in check because it does take up a lot of resources ... mostly due to the firewall & a registry/memory-monitoring apps).

something else you might wanna search up is an application called 'HiJackThis.' It scans your registry and makes a log file containing the names of everything thats running on your comp at the time. there's forums for this app you can take your log file to where willing ppl who feel like helping those less literate might take a look at it and give you some help or answer questions concerning your problems or worries about unrecognized processes.

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Make sure you download K++ from the actual site. I made the mistake and got it off a different site and I ended up filling my harddrive with virii and worms and the likes. It was horrible. Took roughly an hour to remove and I'm a computer nerd :p LoL.. So it's not that I didn't know what I was doing.. it's just that it was that involved. It's harder to trace than one would think :p
 

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Sure you can. :D There are main sites where it was originally released and then others decided to mirror their own versions of it. There are plenty of sites for illegal products :p
 

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Now, how do i know if i got it from a real site?

I yahooed it and i found it...But at my friends i couldn't find the same one...Is there anyway to check if i got a bad ver?
 

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is there anything that will remove spyware for free? I ran one program and found 28 in the registry but you have to pay to have it removed
 

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Heh

That was the original post. Check the first and second replies :)


And camnub, sorry didn't see the question that was directed at me in your original post. The proggy I used to find all those viruses was actually Symantec Norton Antivirus Corporate. It's essentially the same as Norton A/V, though.

For a relatively decent, free, online-based scan if you think you're infected, you can try www.trendmicro.com
On their site, under the personal link, find the PC HouseCall link. It finds most viruses out there, in my experience
 

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is there anything that will remove spyware for free? I ran one program and found 28 in the registry but you have to pay to have it removed
"Spybot search & Destory" should be able to remove them (and its free, but i would say if you have a few $$ Donate it to the author). some spyware opens up as soon as you start windows, the spybot will tell you it need to restart the system to remove them.

Oh, and one last thing, UPDATE :hammer: , UPDATE :hammer: , UPDATE :hammer: . viruses and worms spread so fast because of people who dont update the system, the updates are there for a reason people.
 

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It seems tho, Everytime i dl a microsoft update...My computer seems to go a whole lot slower...
 
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