Some dumb questions from a Newbie

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Larry, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    After suffering through a full frontal assault from pop-ups, I finally made
    the leap. I installed Advanced Start-up Cop, SpyBot and PopUpDummy. (Win 98
    , IE 6 ) Now I have some questions.

    1) Is Spybot supposed to start at start-up? Why doesn't he make that clear?

    2) I don't think I'm saving the scan results so they are available for
    blocking. I do the Search and Destroy - Immunize . But then when I start
    my computer the next morning Blaze has seized my search bar and the popups
    keep coming. (I do start PopUpDummy at start-up.)

    3) Browsing through my Internet Options in IE, I see a window for Privacy -
    WebSites. It says you can create a list of sites that can't place a cookie
    on your computer. What is the best way to use this capability with SpyBot
    and PopUpDummy?

    4) Where can I find a list of Microsoft programs that should start at
    Start-up?

    That's it for the moment. Any help will be appreciated.

    Larry Elder
     
    Larry, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. Larry bellowed in an authoritative tone:
    This is a bit off your question.... but..

    consider using Firebird for your browser. I haven't seen a popup in
    months.

    hth
     
    Homer Simpson, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. This list allows you to check ANY program that is autostarting to see what
    it is/does, and who the author is, and whether or not you really need it to
    autorun.

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
     
    Andreas Perfora’tus [Stu], Jan 11, 2004
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  4. Larry

    Steve Guest

    Larry:

    Consider using Mozilla or Mozilla Firebird http://www.mozilla.org/ instead
    of MS Internet Explorer. Your popup problems and assorted MS security
    problems will go away. Also, you may never want to go back to Internet
    Explorer after using Mozilla.

    Steve
     
    Steve, Jan 12, 2004
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  5. Larry

    Jay Jay Guest

    <snap>

    Please consider using another browser, the one you are using is buggy
    and out-of-date:

    Opera
    http://www.opera.com

    Mozilla
    http://www.mozilla.org
     
    Jay Jay, Jan 12, 2004
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  6. Jay Jay bellowed in an authoritative tone:
    I can't decide which is more fun. Recommending Mozilla or recommending
    against IE. Both are so satisfying. ;-)
     
    Homer Simpson, Jan 13, 2004
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  7. Larry

    Steve Guest

    Point well taken!

    Steve
     
    Steve, Jan 13, 2004
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