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Security for Window XP

by butterflyvan / April 30, 2004 11:27 PM PDT

I am having major problems with this program and having msn for hm pg. With the problem of the winxp security download of KB835732 and syware programs everyone wants to be used but I haven't a clue of which one to use for window xp. I so fustrated with this I'm now thinking of a reliable program to use without all the problems. I could use imediately help on this. Having to laundry another program just to get to read my email on hotmail.

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''Drivers license and testing'' should be required by XP users!
by Cursorcowboy / May 1, 2004 12:07 AM PDT
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I am having major problems with this program and having msn for hm pg.

For a logical answer, you should describe a problem -- preferably in single situations -- in sufficient detail for someone else to get a handle on it, be knowledgable in that area and be willing to respond. I'm sorry, but all I see in the question is frustration and bitterness.
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Re:Security for Window XP. Answer, there is not "one only."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2004 12:39 AM PDT
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A wish by many is that just one spyware removal tool would suffice. While I understand this want, the outlook is rather grim since there are some hundred plus spyware/pest/parasite authors and ejecting them all or blocking their works without damaging the OS is tricky.

Symantec and the other antivirus vendors have stated "it's not a virus" so they should be shamed into starting work on incorporating this protection into their offerings.

What to do? Consider reading LarryD's post http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6121-0.html?forumID=45&threadID=7613&start=0 in which you step out of the line of fire by not using IE exclusively. IE is a target, so just don't be there.

In closing, I don't have these issues, but here's my recipe:

1. Adaware, Spybot, Cwshredder and Housecall to clean up if need be.
2. HPGURU's hosts file to lock out known misbehaving locations.
3. Mozilla.
4. An email filter. I use MailWasher.

Bob

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