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The general assrape that is adware/spyware

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Within the past few years a new trend has arose and we all know of it. Hell has bent down and shat out onto your hard drive the foul demons known as spyware and adware. At first these monsters were curtious. Programs like gator asked to be installed and you could say no. Then over time they started sneaking in piggy backing in some javascript or other crap but could still be removed. But in the world of today these commercial vomit programs have become so devious they are using many tactics that modern Viral programs use to install and keep themselves on your computer. Some that I've encountered install themselves then install reciprical spyware that, should you delete the first program, the other ones will reinstall it. Even one i've found had codes in it, that should you try to access the files for it(like deleting) it will crash your computer intentionally to prevent its deletion. they hide posing as system files and such.
Last time I checked any program that installed itself against your will, and produced effects you didnt desire, or malicious effects(such as a hord of popup windows for cheap porn, viagra, and online casino's), was called a Virus! Truely they only work to destroy themselves because eventually enough people will get fed up that a class action law suit will be brought up, that will declare this digital excretion as being a virus making it illegal. If I had my way, after that moment I would not only prosecute adware/spyware developers but the businesses that use it as an advertising medium. Enough companies go down for advertising with Viral software, they themselves will start to drop contracts with them and if the adware/spyware producer still puts up thier ads, then they will sue the shit out of them.
To put it to a point the I put the programmers who make these programs below virus makers. At least a virus can be amusing sometimes(like the screaming hilter virus). This garbage is only ever annoying, and at least a virus can be removed without much hassle. Assholes. :mfinger:
 

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I am well aware of effective antispyware. I now have microsoft antispyware installed and it seems to be able to stop most of the evil that tries to anally pentrate my system. That wasnt the point of the post though. Had you been paying attention you would of noticed it was a general hatered bitch out of the satan fuck that is spyware. a bit deeper then the previous threads i had seen.
 

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I am well aware of effective antispyware.
What's the problem then? I don't get malware on my PC. Period.
I now have microsoft antispyware installed and it seems to be able to stop most of the evil that tries to anally pentrate my system.
You are aware that it's already been compromised, and it's still a beta, right? Using beta security software isn't really the best idea.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not trying to be condescending, just a warning. Personally, I'm at a loss as to why anyone would trust Microsoft's anti spyware application anyway, but that's a nother thread entirely.
Had you been paying attention you would of noticed it was a general hatered bitch out of the satan fuck that is spyware.
I don't get it then; if you're aware of anti spyware methods, why is it causing you so much strife? I was paying attention, but from the ranting nature of your post, one would deduce that malware is, indeed, causing you some problems. That is why I offered you the links I posted. Happy, infestation free users, don't often feel the need to rant about things that don't effect them.
a bit deeper then the previous threads i had seen.
Everyone hates spyware, but it's an easily manageable problem. You might be right though, the other spyware threads were help requests, or others offering help, not rants. Apples and oranges.
 

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ok you seem to be lost on the nature of this post entirely... so let me spell it out... IT IS A GENERAL RANT ABOUT SPYWARE IN GENERAL. I have found ways to beat current spyware. I have microsoft anti spyware, adaware, and spybot s&d, most all of my spyware is under control.. the POINT is that spyware in itself shouldnt ever of existed in the first place. Also that they are on a route of self destruction by using virus tatics in preventing the software from being deleted.
 

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I think you've missed my point, while trying to find flaws in my posts. I don't see why you're so mad about something that doesn't effect you. Sure virii and malware are bad, but they don't really effect me, so I'm indifferent.

Rather than just rambling on about how evil spyware is, why not offer some information on removing it?

But I digress, I wasn't trying to be a dick.
 

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me neither really.. my anger is in the fact that it exists in the first place not that its on my computer or not although I have lost alot of information in trying to remove haxdoor.k trojan before I got properly covered... for those wishing to remove said crap from thier system, use microsoft anti spyware, ad-aware and spybod s&d all together. if you have haxdoor.k your screwed.. backup your vital info and wipe the drive. Sorry if I was taken wrong, I was more on a rant about the general existance of spyware and past experience.
 

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I don't get it then; if you're aware of anti spyware methods, why is it causing you so much strife? I was paying attention, but from the ranting nature of your post, one would deduce that malware is, indeed, causing you some problems. That is why I offered you the links I posted. Happy, infestation free users, don't often feel the need to rant about things that don't effect them.

Because I shouldn't have to run three, or two, or even one application to keep something off my machine that I don't want there in the first place. I look at the people who write this crap as no better than someone who would come into my house, uninvited, and then proceed to try to tear my stuff up.
 

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Because I shouldn't have to run three, or two, or even one application to keep something off my machine that I don't want there in the first place. I look at the people who write this crap as no better than someone who would come into my house, uninvited, and then proceed to try to tear my stuff up.
What do you do about it then? You already have to run a virus scanner, that's become so common place it's almost second nature... or at least it should be. If you want to use a PC, and run Windows, you have to run some form of anti-malware application. [It's called security.] Yeah it sucks, but it's the way things are. How long have virii been around, and are we getting any closer to erradicating them? No. Your options are to run those programs, or switch to Mac or Linux.

Most people don't understand that simply not using Internet Explorer is a HUGE step to illeminating malware.