Avoid www.searchv.com at all costs

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by VCCM, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. VCCM

    VCCM Guest

    www.searchv.com is a really nasty scummy scummy perverted web site that
    tries to put on the face of being a search service.

    They upload files into your computer that permanently change your home page
    to their site, then lock out changes so you have to use regedit and several
    spyware and cleaner programs to get rid of all their crap.

    Spread the word. Stay away form them!
    VCCM, Oct 20, 2003
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    siljaline Guest



    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
    siljaline, Oct 20, 2003
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    CA was in NJ Guest

    Assuming for a moment that they did what you claim, such hijackings are


    Unless you really REALLY trust a particular site, you should NEVER surf with
    scripting on. Otherwise you run the risk of having unknown people playing
    with your computer settings.
    CA was in NJ, Oct 20, 2003
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    discogail Guest

    You can batten down the hatches a bit.....to prevent this kind of thing from

    ..... Go to IE > Tools > Windows Update > Product Updates, and install ALL
    Security Updates listed.

    ......Go toTools/ Internet Options/Security/Internet, press 'default level',
    then OK.
    Now press "Custom Level."
    In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and
    unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX
    controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.

    ........then go to the "Advanced" tab....uncheck both "enable install on
    demand" entries.

    I find myself, almost daily, on some of the dodgiest, scummiest sites you
    could imagine.....& I've remained free of hijacks & unwanted crap slithering
    onto my computer.

    Check out "Spyware Blaster" & Spyware Guard too....Javacool has created
    these wonderful free programs .....HERE---> http://www.wilderssecurity.net/
    discogail, Oct 20, 2003
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    BoB Guest

    www.searchv.com is in my host file. Don't you use a host file?

    For the duration of Swen, my address is inoperative.
    BoB, Oct 20, 2003
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    CA was in NJ Guest

    I do better than that. Internet Junkbuster plus Kerio Firewall. That still
    doesn't solve the problem. You can't possibly know every malicious website
    out there. Nobody can. Don't let any of them (known or not) take control
    of your computer.
    CA was in NJ, Oct 25, 2003
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