spyware/adware bytes

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by tooltime, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. tooltime

    tooltime Golden Member

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    we had an old pc that was doing 'weird things'...some web pages wouldn't load, couldn't access menus...

    i ran spybot and it found 200 problems, fixed them and now the pc runs fine. NAV 2004 pro is the next thing going on this pc.
     
  2. Crusty

    Crusty Lifer

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    :cookie;
     
  3. OZEE

    OZEE Senior member

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    Sad thing is -- NAV2k4 won't stop spyware (will it???). Need to use spywareblaster, stop downloading all those neat little toolbars, and surf safely...
     
  4. stephbu

    stephbu Senior member

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    Yeah 'freeware' is rarely 'free' these days... The adware business model is a very compelling way to subsidized development and distribution costs.
     
  5. teething

    teething Junior Member

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    the latest Norton System Works includes in its giant bundle a spyware agent. it seems best to stick to just the AV and take the free spyware remedies.
     
  6. bsobel

    bsobel Moderator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    Excuse me? What in System Works do you consider a spyware agent?
    Bill
     
  7. teething

    teething Junior Member

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    whoops, i lied. it is Norton AV 2004 (not a separate utility in the System Works package) that has the ability to detect spyware, adware, and viruses compressed in file archives. so, to answer your question, Norton AntiVirus is the app in System Works that I consider a spyware agent.
     
  8. bsobel

    bsobel Moderator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    Aww, ok, I completely misunderstood you. By spyware agent I thought you were suggesting that SystemWorks installed spyware, not that NAV can detect it.

    Sorry (and thanks for the clarification),
    Bill

     
  9. tooltime

    tooltime Golden Member

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    i ran a scan using nav 2004 pro and it detected hotbar, a form of adware
     
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