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  1. Kasei21

    Kasei21 Newbie

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    HELP! ADWARE is consuming my soul and notebook! [8D]

    Can someone recommend a free application that can assist me in getting rid of these pesky things?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Quikster

    Quikster Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Lavasoft's Adaware 6.xxx and Spybot Search and Destory should stop pretty much all of it when used in conjunction with one another.

    zx5000 :: 2.4M :: 512 DDR :: 40gb 4200 RPM HD :: 15.4" :: Radeon 9600 Mobilty M10 :: Aquamark3 22,856
     
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    bootleg2go Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    After you get it all cleaned, make sure you unistall the microsoft java and use the sun version, then adjsut your browser settings to ask before running java or java script and only let them run from sites you really trust and never from any adult or warez sites.

    Do this and 99.9% of that stuff will be history

    Jack
     
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    Gatch Notebook Geek

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    I haven't heard of uninstalling java. Can you do that from the Control Panel and where do I get the sun one?
     
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    bootleg2go Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Here is a link showing how to get rid of the microsoft java machine and get the sun one. If you have installed XP service pack 1a then the microsoft java is removed, if you have not done the service pack or only have service pack 1 then the microsoft java is still installed and it has a hugh security hole in it and since microsoft does support it any longer there is no fix except to uninstall it and replace with the sun version which does not have the security issue.
    http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/38206/38206.html

    Jack
     
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    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    Get AdAware from download.com, it's good and free.

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    Gatch Notebook Geek

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    hey, thanks
     
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