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    Re: Computer Help

    Got a another quick question for all the computer brains out there. My friend and I got into a discussion about web surfing. I was under the impression that if you browsed a Myspace page or SI page, you would not pick up a virus/adware/trojan etc. My friend was telling me I was wrong. So who's right? Just trying to figure out the answer If I'm wrong how do you know when a website is safe or not? I'd think a myspace page or a SI page would be but am not too sure anymore. Thanks.

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    Re: Computer Help

    Thought I'd bump this a couple hours later and see if anyone had an answer.

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    Re: Computer Help

    well i have no clue, so i cant help you :'(

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    Re: Computer Help

    "DustinDupont" wrote:
    well i have no clue, so i cant help you :'(
    It's all good man. Thanks for reading it.

    Also thought I'd add that I'm using Firefox w/o any of the add-ons such as Ad Blocker, basically a better pop-up blocker and NoScript, a program that you have to allow every script or a page will not run correctly. My Windows Defender is up to date as well as Norton. I'd think those two things would keep me safe from most of the harmful software flying out there on the web. Would like to know for sure though.

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    Re: Computer Help

    although there are several ways to inject say some activex or other unwanted browser attack into a web site. you won't get it by surfing SI or such site.

    unless some kid really gets into them and piggy backs their site.. the worst you'll get is.

    1. Trackers. these are cookies that track and report your internet browsing activities. they help BI software to manipulate your internet usage to better bring you those annoying adds/commercials around the net for their ad. campiegns.

    2. Pop up advert active x.
    sometimes u might find. (if you browse the porn or p2p sites) these are more annoying and system reducing then dangerous.

    3. fake spyware/antivirus
    i had to clean out the wife's pc as she was the victim of a site that told her she could get a free scan.. she took the scan and it said you have 1000 bla bla worms/infected files.. blabla.. she didn't ask me and went ahaed and clicked on the download this plugin to clean your pc now. well.. it installs a warning messanger that every 15 min buzz's u to buy their software.. that found hundreds of registry files that didn't exist.
    pretty annoying. but not dangerous.

    good practice.. 1x a week let your antivirus/antispyware software do a full scan. everthing should be ok from there on

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    "digital420" wrote:
    although there are several ways to inject say some activex or other unwanted browser attack into a web site. you won't get it by surfing SI or such site.

    unless some kid really gets into them and piggy backs their site.. the worst you'll get is.

    1. Trackers. these are cookies that track and report your internet browsing activities. they help BI software to manipulate your internet usage to better bring you those annoying adds/commercials around the net for their ad. campiegns.

    2. Pop up advert active x.
    sometimes u might find. (if you browse the porn or p2p sites) these are more annoying and system reducing then dangerous.

    3. fake spyware/antivirus
    i had to clean out the wife's pc as she was the victim of a site that told her she could get a free scan.. she took the scan and it said you have 1000 bla bla worms/infected files.. blabla.. she didn't ask me and went ahaed and clicked on the download this plugin to clean your pc now. well.. it installs a warning messanger that every 15 min buzz's u to buy their software.. that found hundreds of registry files that didn't exist.
    pretty annoying. but not dangerous.

    good practice.. 1x a week let your antivirus/antispyware software do a full scan. everthing should be ok from there on

    DiGiTaL
    Thanks a lot. Although I did not know the terminology, my thinking was similar to yours. Thanks for the advise about scanning. If some kid did piggy back their site, is there anyway to tell before the damage is done?

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Computer Help

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    "digital420" wrote:
    although there are several ways to inject say some activex or other unwanted browser attack into a web site. you won't get it by surfing SI or such site.

    unless some kid really gets into them and piggy backs their site.. the worst you'll get is.

    1. Trackers. these are cookies that track and report your internet browsing activities. they help BI software to manipulate your internet usage to better bring you those annoying adds/commercials around the net for their ad. campiegns.

    2. Pop up advert active x.
    sometimes u might find. (if you browse the porn or p2p sites) these are more annoying and system reducing then dangerous.

    3. fake spyware/antivirus
    i had to clean out the wife's pc as she was the victim of a site that told her she could get a free scan.. she took the scan and it said you have 1000 bla bla worms/infected files.. blabla.. she didn't ask me and went ahaed and clicked on the download this plugin to clean your pc now. well.. it installs a warning messanger that every 15 min buzz's u to buy their software.. that found hundreds of registry files that didn't exist.
    pretty annoying. but not dangerous.

    good practice.. 1x a week let your antivirus/antispyware software do a full scan. everthing should be ok from there on

    DiGiTaL
    Thanks a lot. Although I did not know the terminology, my thinking was similar to yours. Thanks for the advise about scanning. If some kid did piggy back their site, is there anyway to tell before the damage is done?
    Adaware and Spybot can pretty much find any spyware on your computer.
    Windows Defender is a really good live protection program for Windows that I use, I also got Trend Micro PC-cillin security with my new laptop that works really well.
    Just protection protection protection, a lot of stuff out there trying to get on your computer.

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    Re: Computer Help

    honestly.. avg makes a good suite.
    webroot spysweeper is a great not heavy program as well.


    the biggest issues is that you will want to run many things. and some may be resource intensive..
    somewhere is a balance of performance and paranoia..

    and never install those files that hvae the .exe from porn sites..

    ; )

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