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    Talking Drive By Hit Last Night
    Well - my computer finally got hit by a drive-by Adware Whore last night.

    Norton warned me of the hit, but said it couldn't stop it or delete it.

    So - I went and loaded the Miscroft Anti Spyware program that has been talked about here on ABW.

    It scanned my computer and said I had been hit 4 times by the Adware Mediaaccess (spell?) and that a total of 38 register files had been rewritten.

    I told it to fix it and it cleaned everything up in about 10 seconds. This time I will have to say - MS - job well done.

    Every one here running Norton need to check there computer with the MS Anti Spyware Program. It will fix the problem when Norton Can't.

    I told it to run in the background from now on and, hopefully, I won't get hit by a Drive-By again.

    Anybody have an idea what it will cost when we have to buy it. It told me it will only run 128 days and then I will have to contact MS.

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    man I hate those driveby shootings

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    That's new about the number of days. I'll have to fire up my copy again and see what happens.

    But M$ had come back and said recently that they were going to keep it free.

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    As I understand it, it is free if you have a licensed version of MS Windows installed. I imagine they will charge for people who want to install it on copies of the software.

    Certainly is a neat piece of software for sure!

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    The number of days limitation will fall off as it is updated. Set it for auto updates and that will go away. It is indeed a great piece of software.


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    The MS Antispyware does not mess with cookies, unlike every other anti-spyware package out there.
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    Are you guys talking about : http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;892340

    Its beta software... Im always leary about beta software... Is it ok?

    Edit: I use spy sweeper & have proxitron on...and also surf with firefox. Is it better than spy sweeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kend
    Are you guys talking about : http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;892340

    Its beta software... Im always leary about beta software... Is it ok?

    Edit: I use spy sweeper & have proxitron on...and also surf with firefox. Is it better than spy sweeper?
    Kend - How about taking a look at the following thread on ABW.

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=14672

    Also go to this link at MS to find information about this product.

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx
    Last edited by BurgerBoy; March 26th, 2005 at 03:13 PM. Reason: added new MS link

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    It didn't even dent the horror that hit my machine a month or so ago (there's a thread on here somewhere), but then none of the others did either. Only a wiped drive stopped it. I hate parasites.

    Of course I'm not a fan of norton either...
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    THANK YOU FOR THIS THREAD,,,,,,,,,
    i read this then thought Mmmm....
    i best download that ms spyware and check my system ????
    i found three on my system, 2 from my email program aurate group mail..
    which i have had for years??? and another called bonzie buddy,,
    but now all cleaned up, and got the ms spyware running.
    THANKS TO YOU LOT


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    Can you afford to sheel out a measley $500 for a Mac mini?

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    What I like about it is the real time protection, stops
    spyware threats before they are even allowed to run on your computer.

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