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    I know what they are, but how would i know if i have them on your computer since i use suprnova a lot for downloading and I don't have any firewall or spywares detectors.

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    Yor PC would start acting funneh, being slow, pop up windows appearing,
    the homepage on the browsers changed... thats crapware.

    For spyware, its just slowing down the PC somewhat, sending info back to "home" about you.

    For Viri and Trojans, sometimes you dont even notice they are ON.
    Dont be silly, get some protection.
    There's a Guide about this:

    The Ultimate Cleanup\Tweaking\Security Guide

    Take a good look, its worth it.

    Spoiler: Show

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    There is no excuse not to have protection. A lot are free and easy to setup!

    Spybot: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
    Zonealarm: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...RSS,RSS,00.asp


    Edit: On the last link, there are three or four different free firewalls to choose from.
    Last edited by peat moss; 11-10-2004 at 01:03 AM.

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    Thank you both for all the helps and tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydragon
    Thank you both for all the helps and tips.

    Oh no problem's your welcome. But take Afronaut's advice and read Rossco's Guide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Oh no problem's your welcome. But take Afronaut's advice and read Rossco's Guide!
    Definately.

    It's got all of the info you need to keep your computer safe.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Skydragon
    I know what they are, but how would i know if i have them on your computer since i use suprnova a lot for downloading and I don't have any firewall or spywares detectors.
    without proper software, it would be difficult to find out. sometimes u won't even notice any problems with ur comp

    i suggest that u get a firewall right away. That way, when a weird app starts to ask for access u know something's wrong.


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