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tim

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Here we go again!!
« on: February 27, 2004, 19:41:10 »
My Internet Explorer home page has been taken over by CWS Hijacker - variant 'Slotch'. This allows direct access to porn of the worst type (to me, that is!) at the touch of an 'adult view' button. OK - don't touch it - but with all the kids around? They try every button!

I've tried downloading a 'CWShredder', but no joy yet. If anyone is interested, the Shredder & history address is -
http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/cws/  = Tim
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Here we go again!!
« on: February 27, 2004, 19:41:10 »

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2004, 19:53:41 »
Yuk - sounds pretty grubby, Tim :(

I'm no expert, but a friend tells me that these things can be stopped (to a point) if you install a decent firewall.

Hope you get it sorted soon!

jams  8)
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2004, 20:00:11 »
Nice thought jammyd, but I've got Zone Alarm. Panda & Stopzilla. Where does on stop. I no longer get pop-ups, but this thing is a b......= Tim
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2004, 20:48:26 »
I'm getting hammered lately with infected e-mails - have all the gizmos that catch them, but still frustrating - I'm now getting ones that have either have words in the title relating to customers/suppliers websites I've been to, and worse, with e-mail addresses with 'proper' names ending with website addresses of customers.  If I didn't have the 'catch and destroy' gizmos, I would have happily opened them.  Over the last 3 months there has been a definite surge in viagra etc spam and infections flying around.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2004, 22:01:02 »
Hi Tim - have you tried Spybot?  It's knocked out all the attempts to take over I've had so far.  (And with 4 kids, there have been "several").

Free download from http://www.safer-networking.org/.

And it knocks out all the spy- and mal-ware that websites dump on us.  I run the programme about once a week, and update more or less once a month.

Have a go - hope it works for you!

Gavin
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2004, 22:23:30 »
Thanks - I might have a go - but how much more effort do we have to put in? I thought my security was good, by results, but then. after monthsof okness, here we go! And how do we know which one is or is not working?  And it's always a question of continual updating??  Too tiring, man, too tiring! = Tim
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2004, 10:55:54 »
For Ceri - I didn't read your properly first time, sorry.

Don't want to worry you, but if I was getting that kind of pattern, I'd want to double check that my protections have actually been working.  It "feels" suspicious - worth the double check?

- Virus check (with up-to-date dictionary); Spybot check; and Adaware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) check.

And yup - it's a ....... ....... pain!

All best - Gavin
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