Tutorials for using Various Spyware Remove Programs

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Sync Research, May 5, 2004.

  1. For anyone who is interested there are a bunch of tutorials on my website
    for using the various Spyware utilities. I have geared them towards the
    novice user so they are extremely easy to use.

    You can find them here:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutsection=38

    Hope this helps some of you.

    Grinler
     
    Sync Research, May 5, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Well done ... I have emailed our staff and asked them to review their
    home-office computers with this list of top tools. Thank you.
     
    ------>That Way!, May 5, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Nice project,...
    --
    Freeware revieuws, honest, no nags
    www.NONDISPUTANDUM.com
    protect, clean, office, webbuilding
    newsfeeds, entertainment, searching
    .... & the internet addiction test!
     
    NonDisputandum.com, May 5, 2004
    #3
  4. Sync Research

    BlackFoot Guest

    For anyone who is interested there are a bunch of tutorials on my website
    Well explained and good for guys like me, was just the right time!

    Thanks



    BlackFoot
     
    BlackFoot, May 6, 2004
    #4
  5. [snip]

    A very mixed bag, there.

    On the one hand, there is some very useful information to be found. OTOH,
    there is also some serious DISinformation, which will surely do those "novice
    users" you targeted more harm than good in the long run.

    If I thought you were seriously interested in correcting that, I'd go into
    more detail.

    --

    Jay T. Blocksom
    --------------------------------
    Appropriate Technology, Inc.
    usenet01[at]appropriate-tech.net


    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Unsolicited advertising sent to this E-Mail address is expressly prohibited
    under USC Title 47, Section 227. Violators are subject to charge of up to
    $1,500 per incident or treble actual costs, whichever is greater.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     
    Jay T. Blocksom, May 8, 2004
    #5
  6. Sync Research

    Ian Guest

    I'm seriously interested. How about some one-liners to start with,
    summarising which aspects are at fault.
     
    Ian, May 9, 2004
    #6
  7. Well, for starters, at least three (maybe more) out of the eight "tutorials"
    are wholly based on wrong-headed assumptions, most of which share a common
    root: Namely, that a Windows-based system which will be connected (directly
    or indirectly) to the internet can be adequately secured while MSIE is left
    installed. That is Just Plain Wrong; and advising newbies to "treat the
    symptom" by applying various (only partially effective) Band-Aids instead of
    curing the underlying disease does them a HUGE disservice.

    In some cases, the wrongness of the assumptions and advice goes well beyond
    this fundamental starting point. For example, even if one is still
    naive/deluded enough to not yet understand and accept the mutually exclusive
    nature of "MSIE" and "secure", the author recommends that the user further
    seriously misconfigure his/her system(s) -- such as allowing ActiveX to remain
    enabled. This might reasonably be described as malicious.

    Then there's the fact that a web browser (regardless of which one) is not the
    proper place to do domain-blocking.

    But beyond specific "wrong" advice, there's the way certain things are phrased
    in a misleading manner. For example, in
    <http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?s=92e3bc95f874333989186d3db519080b&showtutorial=53>,
    the author states:

    | This file will only work with the following Internet Explorer versions:
    |
    | Internet Explorer 6.0 (Including. Service Pack 1)
    | Internet Explorer 5.5 (Including Service Pack 1 & Service Pack 2)
    | Internet Explorer 5.01 (Including Service Pack 1 & Service Pack 2)
    | Internet Explorer 5.0
    | Internet Explorer 4.01 (Including Service Pack 1 & Service Pack 2)
    | Internet Explorer 4.0
    | AOL Browsers (AOL uses embedded Internet Explorer Browsers)
    |
    | Therefore, if you do not use Internet Explorer as your browser, this file
    | will not help you.

    which at least *implies* that using MSIE somehow enables you to take advantage
    of a security enhancement not available via other browsers. The truth of the
    matter is that the "enhancement" in question is merely a (partial) plug for a
    security *hole* which exists ONLY in MSIE. The guileless way to put this
    would be, "If you do not have or use Internet Explorer, you are not subject to
    the problem this program is designed to fix, therefore have no need for it."

    There's more; but this should be enough to give you the basic idea.

    --

    Jay T. Blocksom
    --------------------------------
    Appropriate Technology, Inc.
    usenet01[at]appropriate-tech.net


    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Unsolicited advertising sent to this E-Mail address is expressly prohibited
    under USC Title 47, Section 227. Violators are subject to charge of up to
    $1,500 per incident or treble actual costs, whichever is greater.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     
    Jay T. Blocksom, May 12, 2004
    #7
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.