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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Win7 Spywares

    OT: Win7

    SpyBot Search and Destroy revealed over a dozen Win7 spywares!

    Be on your guard!

    Andy

  2. #2
    Tom Biasi Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: Win7
    >
    > SpyBot Search and Destroy revealed over a dozen Win7 spywares!
    >
    > Be on your guard!
    >
    > Andy

    S&D calls all that freeware "spyware". When you buy a preinstalled system it
    comes bundled with free trials that expire and then look to be renewed. Just
    as bad as spyware IMHO.

    Tom



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    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-10-25, Tom Biasi <[email protected]> wrote:

    > S&D calls all that freeware "spyware". When you buy a preinstalled system it
    > comes bundled with free trials that expire and then look to be renewed. Just
    > as bad as spyware IMHO.


    Use this:

    http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

    Some companies like Dell offer a computer w/o the crap.
    Unfortunately, last time I heard, they charged extra for a crap free
    machine. Ain't that a bitch.

    nb

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    atec 7 7 Guest

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    Tom Biasi wrote:
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: Win7
    >>
    >> SpyBot Search and Destroy revealed over a dozen Win7 spywares!
    >>
    >> Be on your guard!
    >>
    >> Andy

    > S&D calls all that freeware "spyware". When you buy a preinstalled system it
    > comes bundled with free trials that expire and then look to be renewed. Just
    > as bad as spyware IMHO.
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >

    Avira is a very useful tool with any of the windows and thus far
    performed perfectly

  5. #5
    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2009-10-25, Tom Biasi <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > S&D calls all that freeware "spyware". When you buy a preinstalled system
    > > it
    > > comes bundled with free trials that expire and then look to be renewed.
    > > Just
    > > as bad as spyware IMHO.

    >
    > Use this:
    >
    > http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
    >
    > Some companies like Dell offer a computer w/o the crap.
    > Unfortunately, last time I heard, they charged extra for a crap free
    > machine. Ain't that a bitch.


    Could anybody be surprised?

    I always have to laugh at the people who don't like the "bundling" of
    channels for tv services. They want to pay for each individual channel.
    They could save a BUNDLE of money by not subscribing to the shopping
    networks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What's next? How about ad free magazines? You could save a BUNDLE of
    money if the magazines didn't have to print all those expensive
    ads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe magazines would go down to half
    price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  6. #6
    Terry Guest

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    On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:34:05 -0700, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:


    >I always have to laugh at the people who don't like the "bundling" of
    >channels for tv services. They want to pay for each individual channel.
    >They could save a BUNDLE of money by not subscribing to the shopping
    >networks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Or they could take the easy way, read the manual for the TV, and learn
    how to delete all the channels they don't want to watch. Considering
    the amount of crap that's on the air, it's the only way to go.

    Terry

  7. #7
    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-10-25, Terry <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:34:05 -0700, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I always have to laugh at the people who don't like the "bundling" of
    >>channels for tv services. They want to pay for each individual channel.
    >>They could save a BUNDLE of money by not subscribing to the shopping
    >>networks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    >
    > Or they could take the easy way, read the manual for the TV, and learn
    > how to delete all the channels they don't want to watch. Considering
    > the amount of crap that's on the air, it's the only way to go.


    I remember when we were asked if we'd be willing to pay for commrcial
    free tv, IOW, cable. Whatta load of crap! Now it's 20 mins of
    commercials for every 60 mins of paid cable tv time, and that's
    $20-100 a month!!

    nb

  8. #8
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "notbob" <[email protected]>
    >
    > I remember when we were asked if we'd be willing to pay for commrcial
    > free tv, IOW, cable. Whatta load of crap! Now it's 20 mins of
    > commercials for every 60 mins of paid cable tv time, and that's
    > $20-100 a month!!



    Most of what we watch is recorded on the DVR. Fast forward through the
    commercial wad watch a one hour show in about 40 - 45 minutes. Also, most
    of what we watch these days is on the cable only cannels as the content is
    usually much better than typical network fare.



  9. #9
    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Terry <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:34:05 -0700, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >I always have to laugh at the people who don't like the "bundling" of
    > >channels for tv services. They want to pay for each individual channel.
    > >They could save a BUNDLE of money by not subscribing to the shopping
    > >networks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    >
    > Or they could take the easy way, read the manual for the TV, and learn
    > how to delete all the channels they don't want to watch. Considering
    > the amount of crap that's on the air, it's the only way to go.


    Yeah, but how much money did you save? These people want to SAVE MONEY,
    BIG MONEY!!!

    We have satellite tv. The tv only uses one channel, but it's the same
    concept. I have a set of channels called "DAN", my wife has a set and
    our daughter has a set. The boys seem to have the same preferences as
    their sister, so they just use hers. There are some other options also.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  10. #10
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Win7 Spywares

    On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:21:09 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Use this:
    >
    >http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/


    Does it give you a list so that you can pick and choose? Most of that
    stuff is removable via add/remove and I'd want to keep my Office
    applications.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Win7 Spywares

    On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 23:11:51 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I remember when we were asked if we'd be willing to pay for commrcial
    >free tv, IOW, cable. Whatta load of crap! Now it's 20 mins of
    >commercials for every 60 mins of paid cable tv time, and that's
    >$20-100 a month!!


    It seems like 20 minutes for every half hour.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  12. #12
    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Oct 25, 10:12*am, "Tom Biasi" <tombi...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > "Andy" <a...@b.c> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]. .
    > > OT: Win7

    >
    > > SpyBot Search and Destroy revealed over a dozen Win7 spywares!

    >
    > > Be on your guard!

    >
    > > Andy

    >
    > S&D calls all that freeware "spyware". When you buy a preinstalled systemit
    > comes bundled with free trials that expire and then look to be renewed. Just
    > as bad as spyware IMHO.
    >
    > Tom


    That's why when I bought my new computer a year or two ago I got it
    with NO OS and installed my own OS. Plus if and whenever I get a
    virus, I can obliterate by reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling
    the OS and all my other apps from the ground up!

    John Kuthe...

  13. #13
    Pits09 Guest

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    On Oct 26, 11:13*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:21:09 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > >Use this:

    >
    > >http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

    >
    > Does it give you a list so that you can pick and choose? *Most of that
    > stuff is removable via add/remove and I'd want to keep my Office
    > applications.
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    YES it does .
    But is just more bloat ware for the disk

    If you want belt and braces approach
    Try Ccleaner

    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    Java tools spyware balster is pretty neat but you need to remember to
    check for updates manually in the free version
    https://www.javacoolsoftware.com/

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

    FANTASTIC tools FREE here
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    Excellent defrag tool VERY fast
    http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag

    Last but not least to keep all your patches etc up to date

    http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

    HTH


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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:40:13 -0700 (PDT), Pits09
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Oct 26, 11:13*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >> On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:21:09 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >> >Use this:

    >>
    >> >http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

    >>
    >> Does it give you a list so that you can pick and choose? *Most of that
    >> stuff is removable via add/remove and I'd want to keep my Office
    >> applications.
    >>

    >
    >YES it does .
    >But is just more bloat ware for the disk
    >
    >If you want belt and braces approach
    >Try Ccleaner
    >
    >http://www.ccleaner.com/


    I have it already.

    >Java tools spyware balster is pretty neat but you need to remember to
    >check for updates manually in the free version
    >https://www.javacoolsoftware.com/


    Kewl, but do I need it? I have FF with bells & whistles.
    >
    >http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    >FANTASTIC tools FREE here
    >http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/


    Thanks, I use AVG and have never had a problem.
    >
    >Excellent defrag tool VERY fast
    >http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag


    I defrag using this tool http://www.vcsoftwares.com/SpeeDefrag.html

    >
    >Last but not least to keep all your patches etc up to date
    >
    >http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
    >

    Do you know about anything that will scan my drivers and update them
    automatically?

    TIA


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Pits09 Guest

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    On Oct 27, 12:57*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:40:13 -0700 (PDT), Pits09
    >
    >
    >
    > <spamlis...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >On Oct 26, 11:13*am, sf *<s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > >> On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:21:09 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > >> >Use this:

    >
    > >> >http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

    >
    > >> Does it give you a list so that you can pick and choose? *Most of that
    > >> stuff is removable via add/remove and I'd want to keep my Office
    > >> applications.

    >
    > >YES it does .
    > >But is just more bloat ware for the *disk

    >
    > >If you want belt and braces approach
    > >Try Ccleaner

    >
    > >http://www.ccleaner.com/

    >
    > I have it already.
    >
    > >Java tools spyware balster is pretty neat but you need to remember to
    > >check for updates manually *in the free version
    > >https://www.javacoolsoftware.com/

    >
    > Kewl, but do I need it? *I have FF with bells & whistles.
    >
    >
    >
    > >http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

    >
    > >FANTASTIC * tools *FREE *here
    > >http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    >
    > Thanks, I use AVG and have never had a problem.
    >

    You mean a problem that you know of

    AVG is one of the better free ones
    But Avira is fabulous and a LOT less overhead for machine
    resources
    and better capture rate and clean up utilities for nasty's that
    appear .

    Viruses are not the problem they used to be some tears back,
    Worms,trojans back doors and the dreaded root kits are more of a
    worry

    And so many sites now have drive by infections
    Excellent write up and link to check tools here
    http://www.ebankingabersicher.ch/ind...emid=0&lang=en
    >
    > >Excellent defrag tool VERY fast
    > >http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag

    >
    > I defrag using this toolhttp://www.vcsoftwares.com/SpeeDefrag.html


    You poor thing
    >
    >
    >
    > >Last but not least to keep all your patches etc up to date

    >
    > >http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

    >
    > Do you know about anything that will scan my drivers and update them
    > automatically?
    >
    > TIA
    >


    http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/bl...datetoolreview

    The good ones without cripple ware are usually of the paid variety

    But if your on xp & vista when checking updates use the other
    option rather than critical updates
    often windoze has updates there for hardware

    Depending on what drivers you have on board such as vid and
    additional sound cards
    I assume you know how to manually check those ?
    Otherwise just go into control panel >> system tools > then gallop
    through check for updated drivers
    Which can be a pain and you may even have to roll back the driver .

    However you can use freeware system audit tools like Belarc PC Advisor
    or AID32 System Information tool to find out the driver needed for
    your PC component.
    Belarc is pretty good and safe to use no nasties that I can see

    You could also try the free scan on this link and if it throws
    anything up head over to the drivers web site and update
    http://www.driverskit.com/Video_Card.html

    Unless you have some weird malfunction and reading your posts
    perhaps if it does not appear broken don't fix it; may apply .
    Trouble with that is, often people don't know what is broken or
    not

    Of course we Linux people usually dont have to jig about with all that
    guff - because Linux just works

    Cheers

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    Mort Adella Guest

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    "Pits09" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    AVG is one of the better free ones
    But Avira is fabulous and a LOT less overhead for machine
    resources
    and better capture rate and clean up utilities for nasty's that
    appear .

    Reply
    Does it have the ability to make Norton disappear? It came on the laptop I
    bought last year and it is an overhead hog, but uninstalling it did not work
    well either.







  17. #17
    Bob Muncie Guest

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    Mort Adella wrote:
    > "Pits09" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > AVG is one of the better free ones
    > But Avira is fabulous and a LOT less overhead for machine
    > resources
    > and better capture rate and clean up utilities for nasty's that
    > appear .
    >
    > Reply
    > Does it have the ability to make Norton disappear? It came on the laptop I
    > bought last year and it is an overhead hog, but uninstalling it did not work
    > well either.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Mort - This google quick search got this for my troubles... first link
    might help you out. I recalled having a similar issue several years ago.
    Norton for a non primary application (cad/cam/cae/productivity/etc. has
    got to be the worst product out there on the market, and I consider
    corporations a bunch of idiots for having not let it quietly die a
    natural death. It sucks more juice off the top of your PC's performance,
    than the hot tub I have sucks electricity.

    I think they also made it near impossible to remove from your system
    once installed. Sort of like Internet Explorer for MS OSes.

    http://tinyurl.com/yfadula

    Hope I helped a little bit.

    Bob

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    atec 7 7 Guest

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    Mort Adella wrote:
    > "Pits09" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > AVG is one of the better free ones
    > But Avira is fabulous and a LOT less overhead for machine
    > resources
    > and better capture rate and clean up utilities for nasty's that
    > appear .
    >
    > Reply
    > Does it have the ability to make Norton disappear? It came on the laptop I
    > bought last year and it is an overhead hog, but uninstalling it did not work
    > well either.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    google removing nortons for the tool
    then run antispyware then add avira ,


    It will be much better after all that

  19. #19
    SCP Guest

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    On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:27:30 -0400, Bob Muncie <[email protected]> wrote:

    -->Mort Adella wrote:
    -->> "Pits09" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    -->> AVG is one of the better free ones
    -->> But Avira is fabulous and a LOT less overhead for machine
    -->> resources
    -->> and better capture rate and clean up utilities for nasty's that
    -->> appear .
    -->>
    -->> Reply
    -->> Does it have the ability to make Norton disappear? It came on the laptop
    I
    -->> bought last year and it is an overhead hog, but uninstalling it did not
    work
    -->> well either.
    -->>
    -->>
    -->>
    -->>
    -->>
    -->>
    -->Mort - This google quick search got this for my troubles... first link
    -->might help you out. I recalled having a similar issue several years ago.
    -->Norton for a non primary application (cad/cam/cae/productivity/etc. has
    -->got to be the worst product out there on the market, and I consider
    -->corporations a bunch of idiots for having not let it quietly die a
    -->natural death. It sucks more juice off the top of your PC's performance,
    -->than the hot tub I have sucks electricity.
    -->
    -->I think they also made it near impossible to remove from your system
    -->once installed. Sort of like Internet Explorer for MS OSes.
    -->
    -->http://tinyurl.com/yfadula
    -->
    -->Hope I helped a little bit.
    -->
    -->Bob

    Oh you can remove it, just takes alittle time is all.
    I think I'll change to Panda when my norton subscription ends december 8th.

  20. #20
    Bob Muncie Guest

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    SCP wrote:
    > On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:27:30 -0400, Bob Muncie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > -->Mort Adella wrote:
    > -->> "Pits09" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > -->> AVG is one of the better free ones
    > -->> But Avira is fabulous and a LOT less overhead for machine
    > -->> resources
    > -->> and better capture rate and clean up utilities for nasty's that
    > -->> appear .
    > -->>
    > -->> Reply
    > -->> Does it have the ability to make Norton disappear? It came on the laptop
    > I
    > -->> bought last year and it is an overhead hog, but uninstalling it did not
    > work
    > -->> well either.
    > -->>
    > -->>
    > -->>
    > -->>
    > -->>
    > -->>
    > -->Mort - This google quick search got this for my troubles... first link
    > -->might help you out. I recalled having a similar issue several years ago.
    > -->Norton for a non primary application (cad/cam/cae/productivity/etc. has
    > -->got to be the worst product out there on the market, and I consider
    > -->corporations a bunch of idiots for having not let it quietly die a
    > -->natural death. It sucks more juice off the top of your PC's performance,
    > -->than the hot tub I have sucks electricity.
    > -->
    > -->I think they also made it near impossible to remove from your system
    > -->once installed. Sort of like Internet Explorer for MS OSes.
    > -->
    > -->http://tinyurl.com/yfadula
    > -->
    > -->Hope I helped a little bit.
    > -->
    > -->Bob
    >
    > Oh you can remove it, just takes alittle time is all.
    > I think I'll change to Panda when my norton subscription ends december 8th.


    I know it can be removed. But not by use of add/remove, or it's own
    utility. It's like getting DirectX to work when you need to roll back to
    the previous version... Just got to know how.

    But since that dog can't hunt, and than decided its "okay" to steal all
    my dinner off the table when I go to the kitchen to refill my glass, it
    was time for it to be euthanized. And no matter the amount of barking,
    he was going to visit the vet. After he was taking a dirt nap, I
    switched over to AVB, and have been happy every since.

    Bob

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