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Picked this little number up some time back. Running AVG free edition on win 2000. I managed to get rid of it but now it's back.

I'm not sure but I think its affecting my internet explorer in serious way.

Could someone advice me?

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Question: Why do you have IE when there is a so much better compeditor?

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He asked for advice, not marketing. :P I use Internet Explorer as my only browser and (almost) never run into any problems. Never, if you're talking about serious problems like viruses or other malware, as opposed to merely annoying things like webpages constructed to mess with IE.

On the other hand, if your problem is that Internet Explorer is working incredibly poorly for you, I would suggest trying another browser. There's no reason to stick with something that isn't working.
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quote:
Originally written by Infernal666hate:

Question: Why do you have IE when there is a so much better compeditor?
If you had spelt competitor with a t, it would have been a lot more convincing. :) Otherwise, agreed.

Oh, and by the way, if you wonder where all your word documents went this morning, it was probably Nyxem.D .

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Everyone knows viruses are created by anti-virus makers so you will buy their product ,but things like this go TOO far.

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quote:
Originally written by The Dark Crusader:

Everyone knows viruses are created by anti-virus makers so you will buy their product ,but things like this go TOO far.
I was hit for a while by an advertisement for anti-virus/spyware that acts something like a virus or spyware. Apparently hackers and other computer deviants are all assured a job at anti-virus companies.

Edit: Now that Dikiyoba has read the article, the advertising doesn't seem so bad. But Dikiyoba's mac is safe from that virus. It was hit by the Y2K4 bug and now it is permanently stuck on midnight, Jan. 1, 1904.

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Now that Dikiyoba has read the article, the advertising doesn't seem so bad. But Dikiyoba's mac is safe from that virus. It was hit by the Y2K4 bug and now it is permanently stuck on midnight, Jan. 1, 1904.
More likely, your mac's internal battery is dead.

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Naturally. It's still funny because the first time I saw it itself back to January 1, 1904 was on January 1, 2004.

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Ok then which browser do you suggest. And do I have to uninstall IE, or what else do I need to do?

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I'd take either Mozzilla Firefox, or Netscape. both are good, but Mozzilla might be just a bit better.

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Netscape is developed by Mozilla but is older. Firefox is their later product. Just check out www.mozilla.com.

By the way, almost ALL anti-security crack softwares are developed by either seting up an unsecured server and bait for crackers out there to sample information or by using crack software and experiment with it until you find some way to stop it. The first mentioned method is a lot cheaper than hiring a full team of security-professionals.

In short, anti-virus software requires hackers with experience of developing viruses and other PC security threats. This fact does make it very possible that anti-virus software developers make their own virus software in order to sell their products.

I'd say, the best security is to NOT click any banners with FREE offers or ACCEPT FREE EXTRAS.

P.S. If you find an anti-spyware software called "Spybot", don't download it. It is a trojan in disguise. More info on: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.spybot.worm.html
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quote:
Originally written by grote lul:

Ok then which browser do you suggest. And do I have to uninstall IE, or what else do I need to do?
You can install an infinite number of browsers. On a Macintosh you may choose to uninstall IE but on a Win32 (Windows 95 or later) PC Internet Explorer is integrated in EXPLORER.EXE. When you open the application, what loads is actually the HTML/web script interpretor, which by the way is different on every browser since HTML is made so you can create a million of errors and still display it without a problem. That means that other browsers interprete these errors and fix them in different ways.

EDIT: I suggest Opera or Mozilla Firefox. Both are good browsers. Firefox is very secured, too. Never had a problem with pop-up ads since I installed it.

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You are almost managing to come across as a pseudo-expert, but the last bit of nonsense gives it away. The Spybot worm is in no way related to the anti-spyware tool.

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By the way, if you want a web browser that also includes email software (much more secure than Outlook), an IRC chat client, and one of the cleanest HTML authoring programs in existence, take a look at Mozilla Seamonkey.

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar the Grey:

You are almost managing to come across as a pseudo-expert, but the last bit of nonsense gives it away. The Spybot worm is in no way related to the anti-spyware tool.
Is this a compliment or just an open-minded critic statement or possibly both?

EDIT: Forget I ever asked.

EDIT II: I may add that although Spybot - search and destroy may not be a worm, it is still not a recommendable software. When I installed it, two of my other anti-spyware softwares reacted and rated it a "medium threat" and the scan of Spybot was very, very weak. It found only 4 threats while my other anti-spyware softwares found 97 threats.

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It was meant to be a criticism that might have come out a bit more caustically than I intended.

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Ok cheers, I'll try Firefox. Thanks alot.

The reason being is that I keep getting errors "EXPLORER.EXE HAS GENERATED ERRORS AND WILL BE CLOSED BY WINDOWS" This only occurs when I attempt to open downloaded files, and I can tell yee it's extremely annoying!!

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On that subject, any free antispyware program titles apart from Spybot would be greatly appreciated!

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You may download these and install them. They are trial demos which works 30/60 days before they expire.

I rate them following:
Spysweeper 9/10 "Quick and accurate. Works perfect in combination with another software."
Spy Doctor 8/10 "Also very good anti-spyware. Slightly slower than spysweeper but almost as accurate. Very good in combination with another software."

Web downloads:
http://www.spysweeper-download.com/
http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/download/
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I don't know what OS you are using, but if you are using OS 9, you'll be stuck with netscape 7.2. That is what I'm using at the moment. It is still good, but I'd rather use Firefox.

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If you pay the company distributing your browser, you should be able to find out about requirements and such, e.g. what OS you need.
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I'm on Win 2000 profesional, and currently using IE 6. but out of the blue having serious problems with it.

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quote:
Originally written by Good ol' Eagle:

If you pay the company distributing your browser, you should be able to find out about requirements and such, e.g. what OS you need.
If you would pay to find out these requirements, then I have a bridge to sell you. Going very cheap. Extra for being told where it is. :)

[ Wednesday, February 22, 2006 05:31: Message edited by: Arancaytar the Grey ]

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Typo - I meant "pay a visit", *chortle*!

While we are it, how much will it cost to get to know where the bridge is?

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