|By Xdad (Xdad) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:00 am: Edit|
It seems that there was life before College Confidential ...
The good old prehistoric days of Collegeprepservices.com
It all started in June 1999.
|By Voronwe (Voronwe) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:08 am: Edit|
Watch out for spyware on this site.....
|By Xdad (Xdad) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:02 am: Edit|
This site, Voronwe?
|By Voronwe (Voronwe) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:39 am: Edit|
Sorry Xdad - on two computers with up to date spyware and adware software, some VERY serious offenders like Gator tried to install themselves. On a third computer nothing happened - but I don't know if the third computer (the one I am borrowing now) as any spyware software. I am not sure what happened. Others mileage may vary....
|By Patient (Patient) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:14 pm: Edit|
Hey all, now that we're on the subject of spyware/adware--my laptop is seriously infected as of a couple of days ago. What programs do I need to fix it? Do I need to basically wipe out stuff on my hard drive and start all over? And what protection do I need to install?
(I know it's OT but perhaps a quick answer from Voronwe will save me :-)
|By Voronwe (Voronwe) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:20 pm: Edit|
As you know, spyware and adware cannot be fixed by virus software. Ad-aware is free and easy - you can get it at lavasoft.de (not dot com). I also use Spybot Search and Destroy (do a google - also free). If the demons came in through AIM, I think you may need more help ---- my kids se a program called "Dead Aim" but there are other manual ways to delete the stuff as well...
|By Nemom (Nemom) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:49 pm: Edit|
Ad-aware is very good - I run it quite often on all our machines. Voronwe - what do you get from Spybot Search adn Destroy that you don't get from Ad-Aware?
|By Patient (Patient) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:06 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the information. I don't have AIM on my computer so that isn't the problem. The internet sometimes is more trouble than it's worth....
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