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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #200 on: November 10, 2004, 12:03:30 AM »
NewsFlash:

Bluetooth can be hacked and your cell phone may be vulnerable if it uses Bluetooth technology

Also, phisers are starting to get smarter and having people click on an image that will launch spyware on their computer and also using more than one program to try to prevent anti-spyware programs from eliminating all of the spyware
Finally, some anti-spyware programs actually have installed spyware onto host computers that installed them   :o  :-\  (See December PCWorld for details)  :>
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #201 on: November 10, 2004, 12:38:26 AM »
Tux and me aren't scared. ;D

Well, at least until it reaches my PC. :P

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #202 on: November 10, 2004, 10:26:34 AM »
I'm truly safe, I don't have a cellphone! XB

I'm barely use the phone once a week as it is... :P
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #203 on: November 10, 2004, 10:38:05 AM »
All of this kinda reminds me of the movie "Enemy of the State"   :)
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« Reply #204 on: November 10, 2004, 02:30:23 PM »
loved that movie btw, really good  :D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #205 on: November 10, 2004, 04:35:03 PM »
I just noticed the other day that you can report phishing directly from Gmail now! XD
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #206 on: November 11, 2004, 12:30:16 AM »
Just out of curiousity, how does that work.  Do you just send them an e-mail?
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #207 on: November 11, 2004, 09:15:42 AM »
I haven't tried it yet.  But it's probably the same as reporting spam: sends an e-mail to Gmail and adds that person's IP to a blacklist.
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #208 on: November 11, 2004, 02:30:19 PM »
Thanks!   :D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #209 on: November 19, 2004, 11:28:23 AM »
Anyone ever heard of      TR/Click.Verzil.A.3

My antivirus program found this and I deleted it.  I was just wondering what it was because I was unable to find information on it.
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #210 on: November 29, 2004, 08:48:59 PM »
Google is your friend  ;)
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=TR%2FClick.Verzil.A.3&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

EDIT: On Another forum it says it's some sort of trogan-clicker  ???
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #211 on: November 29, 2004, 11:53:28 PM »
Thanks for the help.  Apparently, other people have had this and like you said it is a trojan clicker --- wilders security website seems to be very helpful -- here is the link for those of you that are interested

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=55347
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #212 on: December 03, 2004, 04:35:23 PM »
I thought I would mention another utility that I like:

http://pcpitstop.com/

You can test your PC annonymously and run the full battery of tests and it will give you a detailed report about your PC -- only suggestion it gave me was to defrag my hard drive so it sounds like all is good for me   :D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #213 on: December 03, 2004, 06:15:24 PM »
I always assumed that was spyware so i never used it  :-\  :P

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #214 on: December 03, 2004, 11:41:01 PM »
Well it has never given me any problems and I have a fair amount of anti-spyware protection

Spysweeper by Webroot (paid version)
Spybot -- Search and Destroy
Adaware -- latest version
SpywareBlaster
CWShredder
etc.     :P as well as a firewall and an antivirus program
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #215 on: December 06, 2004, 12:15:15 AM »
FYI:

I just discovered that the latest ZoneAlarm version adds

tvdumpflags=10

to your autoexec.bat.  It had me baffled until I used Google.   ::)

(It would be nice if ZoneAlarm had told me when I updated the firewall -- grrr, Z.A. needs to be more user-friendly to people like me who examine their pcs carefully for signs of mischief and wrong-doing.)
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Re Safety on Computers
« Reply #216 on: December 07, 2004, 08:49:03 AM »
I got a ton of crap on my computer recently, I haven't installed much new or anything. :P I dunno how all that stuff got on my computer as it is usually very clean. :P

And no, it wasnt msn plus, just an old windows media player and divx. :P
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Re Safety on Computers
« Reply #217 on: December 07, 2004, 02:43:13 PM »
Well let us help you ---
Possible dangerous downloads
Is your Windows fully updated?
Do you use an updated antivirus program?
Do you use antispyware programs?
Do you browse to unknown sites?
etc.
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Re Safety on Computers
« Reply #218 on: December 07, 2004, 06:39:36 PM »
I've cleaned them with adaware and spybot, it's just that I haven't done anything out of the usual lately is all. ;) It's rare when I get so much stuff on my computer, as I am pretty protective of what I do.
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Re Safety on Computers
« Reply #219 on: December 07, 2004, 08:22:34 PM »
I got a ton of crap on my computer recently, I haven't installed much new or anything.

Didn't you mention in another thread that you didnt use a firewall?  ;)