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Old 27-04-04, 12:19
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Just noticed more have been added, thanks again this is very useful. Just trying out windows cleanup. Is this still the old roboform on here?
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Old 09-06-04, 08:16
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This is the new link to the evaluation copy of Pest Patrol, (could do with amending in the 'Useful Programs' list).
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Old 09-06-04, 08:39
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Done.
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Old 13-08-04, 20:04
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just had my first look at the useful list and i'm suprised that the google toolbar is not on it!

the toolbar has,

1. search (as expected)
2. pop up stopper,
3. autofill
4. etc, etc

there is a "light version" which is adware free,

also there is a new version of ad-aware (version 1.03) now available called ad-aware se. with loads of plug-ins for the even nosier (or paranoid) amongst us

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Old 13-08-04, 22:03
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If you provide the links I'll add them to the list.
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Old 14-08-04, 13:25
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google toolbar,


http://toolbar.google.com/

ad-aware se,

www.lavasoft.de
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Old 14-08-04, 14:51
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Done. :D

Thanks Kevin. I've downloaded Ad-aware SE & it found 169 pests that Ad-Aware 6 hadn't found just an hour before. :o
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Old 30-08-04, 12:41
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Sorry to sound thick, I have opened up the Adaware SE link. What do I click on to download it for free?
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Old 30-08-04, 12:46
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Download.com on the right.
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Old 30-08-04, 12:49
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Thanks Jilm again for your help.
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Old 06-10-04, 01:02
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Just like to say a big thanks to all the contributers to this thread. Have had massive problems with my 'puter since Sunday and today it is now running better than ever. It's great to know that you can come here and have all these links and your fingertips. HUGE thanks

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Old 08-12-04, 16:17
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Is there a free program where you can stop someone accessing certain sites?
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Old 19-01-05, 20:16
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Don't know what its like but you could try this,

http://www.searchengines.com/kids/

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Old 24-01-05, 16:14
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I have found and installed this Google toolbar for Firefox 1.0 and it seems to work ok for me so I thought I'd post the link.
Firefox 1.0 Google Toolbar
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Old 30-01-05, 17:34
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Here's the link to Microsoft's (Giant) new antispyware beta - it seems to be getting generally favourable reviews.
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Old 30-01-05, 18:58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbear
Here's the link to Microsoft's (Giant) new antispyware beta - it seems to be getting generally favourable reviews.
please back up your system before installing after all it is

1. a beta,
2. produced by microsoft ( think how many updates "finished " versions of windows have!


on the forum there is at least one case of a user losing all their mp3's

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Old 31-01-05, 08:25
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In its defence, (and I have no vested interest... :) ) I'd just like to say that it was not actually produced by Microsoft, but by Giant Software who were bought by Microsoft who have designated Giant's spyware program as their own beta and are developing it as such.

It's behaved impeccably under my W2k pro., updates automatically and has found stuff other software hasn't and has not attempted to molest my mp3 files so far.... :)

I've missed that case of someone losing all their mp3 files directly as a result of using it so I'd certainly be interested in reading about it if you've got a link for it. Mind, all programs such as A/V and anti-spyware that can delete files should be used with some caution. I've lost stuff with Norton AV software, (several times.... ). Norton have bought out Pest Patrol, which is probably a shame.... :(
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Old 31-01-05, 10:14
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unable to link directly to it, but from your link it is,

support newsgroup,

general,

and dated 29/1/05 ( second page as I type this ),

title,

All my MP3 are delete!!!.

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Old 04-12-05, 17:07
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Is the google toolbar the best free pop up blocker, or can anyone recommend a better one?
Norton had one but my free subscription is ending so I need a new one. Ihave used the google toolbar one before and it was good.
Also what are the latest versions (free!) of Zone Alarm, AVG, pest patrol and spybot?
I had these on my pc but am just getting round to updating my laptop.
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Old 22-02-06, 18:55
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have just installed netgear mimo wireless router and modem, it comes with a firewall and i was unsure if itwas any good. a friend told me about a site called shield up where you can test your security on your computer
ive tested mine and thought that it might be useful to others
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http://www.leedsnet.com/index-old.htm
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Old 21-03-06, 01:01
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Default HijackThis log file analysis

I know some people on here hijackthis from reading previous posts, but for some it would look like gobbledygook what they are looking at and not all understand what the log means. You can copy the text from the log file and input it at this site: http://www.hijackthis.de/
and it will analyse it for you. The site is in english.

Link for hijackthis if some people do not have it is:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

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Old 27-08-06, 10:12
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AVG anti-root kit for removing trojans and rootkits
it's a beta version but could provide very useful if it does what it says.

AVG
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Old 10-01-07, 13:18
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I've got another one you might want to add to the list - Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel available from mlin.net.
It can be DL'd or run from the site and it shows you everything thats running behind the scenes at startup and allows you to switch them off/delete them.
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Old 11-01-07, 14:53
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Also try **** Cleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/download/downloadpage.aspx?1)

It's free & gets rid of all those cookies - the only snag is that you'll have to re-log into loquax after using it!
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Old 11-01-07, 18:53
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I don't really know a lot about computers etc.
Do I need to download all these Protection/Spyware/Filters etc or are there 3-4 recommended ones.
Its just that there seems to be a great number of them.

Thanks.
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Old 11-01-07, 18:59
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Quote:
Originally Posted by conway01
I don't really know a lot about computers etc.
Do I need to download all these Protection/Spyware/Filters etc or are there 3-4 recommended ones.
Its just that there seems to be a great number of them.

Thanks.
I rely on,

Spybot Search and Destroy [also known as Spybot S&D]
Adaware SE.

and AVG Free antivirus.

These are all tried and tested and will get 99.9% of all known infections

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Old 11-01-07, 22:02
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Some of us have problems with AVG & so use Avast! instead.
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Old 12-01-07, 15:12
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Thanks.

I will try all the above.

Thanks for the advice
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Old 13-01-07, 11:04
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Nice one - thanks very much!

Jane
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Old 11-02-07, 17:43
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Quote:
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Some of us have problems with AVG & so use Avast! instead.
when I went into "download" on Avast site there is a list of 12 to choose from - which should I choose, or do you need to download all? - I'm hopeless at all this sort of stuff, the Norton which was on our computer when we bought it is about to expire and I don't know what to do!
 

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