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Old 15th July 2004, 15:05   #1
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how do you protect against ad/spy and other wares

Simple question, how do you protect your computer against those things ?

For me;
Internet Explorer:
- -Only use it when it doesn't work with Opera
- -1944 sites and lots of ActiveX and cookies are in the bad list
- -strict settings
- -try to keep it up to date
- -no Java
- -restricted Javascript
Mail (M2):
- -Built-in spam blocker (moves it to another folder)
- -I-Tags are blocked by virusscanner (Avast)
Firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall):
- -does what is should do
Program I use:
- -Ad-aware
- -SpyBot Search & Destroy
- -Spywareblaster
- -Adsalert
- -Antivir personal Edition (only on demand scan)
- -Avast Antivirus (on acces & on demand)

For the rest, I use my brains (yes, I have that too )
Old 15th July 2004, 15:08   #2
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Old 15th July 2004, 16:21   #3
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mozila firefox instead of IE
spybot s&d
Old 15th July 2004, 18:28   #4
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Norton AV 2003 Pro

Zonalarm Pro 5

Adaware and Spybot

No Spam protection, I don't recieve spam
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Old 15th July 2004, 18:52   #5
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Ad Aware and Spybot S&D



I think that's all...
Old 15th July 2004, 19:49   #6
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IE6 and Firefox
Kazaa Lite K++

No spyware at all, only some tracking cookies but that's no big deal. No spam too .
Old 15th July 2004, 20:02   #7
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norton antivirus 2004
norton personal firewall 2002
no ie en definately no outlook
Old 15th July 2004, 20:18   #8
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No other protection as I :

1: don't receive much spam in my Outlook account
2: don't visit warez/pr0n sites
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Old 15th July 2004, 20:34   #9
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sygate personal firewall 5.5pro
norton 2002

Long time I had spyware on my comp and long is about 1 year.
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