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Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).

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Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« on: August 22, 2004, 06:31:05 PM »
Okay this *&^% is really starting to piss me off.  The amount of adware and spyware that's on the net is freaking ridiculous.  Last nite, when I was removing some program, I noticed I had some BS program called PGate Basic installed on my system.  I never installed this on my computer.  Anyways, I tried to uninstall the *&^% and it took me to some internet website that's suppose to remove it.  I knew this was BS from the beginning, so I didn't use that crap. 

It turns out that PGate Basic is such a female dog to remove, the usual Spybot couldn't remove it from my system.  So, I had to personally delete all the registry entries myself.  Then, upon rebooting, I found out that PGate Basic "reinstalls" itself onto your computer after every reboot.  I decided to search the net on how to remove this POS and learned that I had to remove the entries first then delete the associated .exe files.  But, the fun lies in determining which of the live processes are responsible for the reinstallation.  If your computer is like mine, it probably has about 30 processes running, half of which I do not really know what they're for.  So, using judgement and trial & error, I removed the suspect processes, this took another hour.  Btw, I'm really apprehensive about spyware b/c I never know which ones are keyloggers.

All in all, it took me about 3 hours to remove this crap from my computer.  Now, I finally decided to employ a personal firewall.  I hope you all realize the internet is full of this stuff and protect yourself from it, learn from my mistake!

If you haven't already, d/l these:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2004, 06:41:53 PM »
I hear ya.  Spybot and adaware are not getting rid of all the crap.  I have a mail.com edress that I use for my resume, and I thought that was the culprit who was adding crap.  Thet say they don't, and I doubt they do, how do you know who does and doesn't?  Obvioulsy the P2P's do, but I am beginning to not go to some websites.  It's a shame it has come to this.  You are much braver than me messing around in the registry files, I screwed everything up as I followed all the instructions carefully.  Result?  Reformat, reinstall everything.  I ain't going to use regedit or whatever way you people use to get in there.  Don't do it if you don't know what your doing.  I think downloading illegal software should be perfectly legal until somebody addresses the issue of spyware and adware.  But, that's just my usual ridulous opinion that I strongly believe in. 

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2004, 06:57:14 PM »
Yeah Swifty, I dunno what beef you have with Lexy or Jacy or if it's just an inside joke, but I still like you in a non-homosexual kind of way  ;).

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2004, 04:32:06 PM »
dude, you need adaware and systems mechanic 4 professional.  that takes care of business.

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2004, 04:45:17 PM »
Get a Mac or learn Linux.
Problem solved

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2004, 04:48:04 PM »
Get a Mac or learn Linux.
Problem solved

LOL.  Right on brother! 

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2004, 04:50:39 PM »
And stay off those porn sites.  j/k.  Althoiugh most friends I know who got infected visit those sites on a daily basis.


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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2004, 05:24:36 PM »
yeah sparky, that's probably what did it to me.

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2004, 07:41:08 PM »
I stopped using Internet Explorer totally because of this bull.  Now, with Netscape Navigator, I no longer have this problem. For now, at least.

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Re: Mutherfuckin Adware & Spyware (Rant).
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2004, 01:07:14 AM »
I only use IE when Netscape is not compatible with a site I need.  I still need my porn so I visit the P2P's and just use spybot and adaware to clean up after.  It's not completely getting all the crap anymore even with just using Netscape.  I have the most recent versions (Adaware Spybot). 

If I get mechanic 4, I gotta go to those "file sharing sites"  Pro does not equal free?