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Is your 'puter running slow?
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Jailkeeper    Posted 08-27-2003 at 22:39:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just heard about this free program today and downloaded it. It's called Ad-Aware and it scans your puter for "parasites" that send info to companies about where you've been surfing.

Anyhow, I ran the scan, came up with 68 objects found. Deleted them suckers and now my 'puter is fast again!!! YIPPEE!!!



Jimbob    Posted 08-28-2003 at 21:01:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
100 bugs. How does these bugs slow down my computer. All my extra ports are shutdown & I have Zone Alarm. Never caught the viruses out in the last few weeks.


Salmoneye    Posted 08-29-2003 at 05:16:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are 'spyware'...They go through the same port that you have 'allowed' ZA to keep open for your browser...They 'phone-home' with info on your surfing, they cause popups on some sites, etc...


Suzy Q    Posted 08-29-2003 at 07:25:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have adaware, so do I also need Zone ?
I do get a lot of popups and they drive me crazy!!


Salmoneye    Posted 08-29-2003 at 10:16:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Zone Alarm is a software 'firewall'...It only allows the programs that you want to access the net...Some malware will actually run in the background and can allow nefarious uses of your puter...

It also sets your ports to 'stealth' mode so that if anyone is probing you for open ports, they will not even get a pong to their ping...Basically renders you invisible to hackers...

Supposedly ;-)


thanks Jk    Posted 08-28-2003 at 05:27:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I found 85 items. Cindi


C Kulig    Posted 08-28-2003 at 05:22:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just found 147 items! More like ex-lax than preparation H.


OK...Now try...    Posted 08-28-2003 at 03:39:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
SpyBot for free too...

It will find stuff that the AdAware didn't...

I have both and use them weekly...

Salmoneye, The Paranoid


you know....    Posted 08-28-2003 at 05:51:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
just because you are paranoid does not meant that "they" are NOT out to get ya.


They are...    Posted 08-28-2003 at 05:57:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
And I am well aware of it...

They think I don't know...But just ask my family...

Salmoneye, do the voices in my head bother you?


Les    Posted 08-28-2003 at 03:44:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a paranoids at a parasites one time but I got rid of 'em with Preparation H.


Salmoneye    Posted 08-28-2003 at 04:37:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds painful...I sure hope that Preperation stuff rect'um for ya...



Les    Posted 08-28-2003 at 04:46:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, A, B, C, D, E, F and G didn't work too good. They finally got it right with H.


Jeff in TX    Posted 08-28-2003 at 00:58:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I forgot that I had that. I did a quick scan and 164 pesticites later it runs much faster. Been a long time since I did a scan. Almost acts like I gave it a cold beer. Thanks for reminding me about it. JEFF


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