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Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
I think there is a free trojan remover available from somewhere, I will see if i can find one for you. Even if you have a t remover on your computer, you will most likely need to uddate it every day. Probably a thousand new trojans are generated every day.
You say you think? you have Microsoft security? Microsoft Security essentials is what you should have installed. There will be an icon in your system tray (lower right hand corner of your screen) The icon looks like a little house with a flag on top. It will be green, but when it changes to red or orange it is telling you that you must update it or run a scan.
Hope your health has improved now.
Doh! What was I thinking! Of course, Malwarebytes is the one you need. You can download it from here
Member since 22 Dec 2010
Member from Napier
Thanks Cookybaby. Yes I do have Microsoft Security.I will take your advice as always most appreciated.
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
I have had two warnings from Avast security,which frightened the living Daylights outta me.Huge colourful pop ups.1st one,I was so shocked,I just shut down the whole works,and just glared at me puter,wondering if a huge bug was waiting for me when I switched on again.Twasn't though.Ignorance is NOT bliss.
I know how you feel Mona. I just went mad with game sites. I had three sets of everything on my toolbars. Until that is my son(computer expert) came in and promptly erased the lot. Checking for nasties he found 169.I now use a Trojan remover daily. Unfortunately for only another 21 days.But Cookybaby has assisted me again. She is marvellous. I will get the Malware whatsit in three weeks time.The person who invented the Trojan Remover had a sense of humour. The Icon shows sticks of dynanite with a plunger.It goes Boom at the beginning, and then scans my computer.Ill still play the games but check them before I do so. Happy Computing you guys.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
Post deleted at 12 May 2012 4:56pm by Joybel
Grandson reckoned I didn't need any when I asked him about installing C cleaner and Spybot on the new laptop. This morning while reading Stuff News I drawn to a court case involving a sick load of manure in male form whose pleasure is infant and child sex abuse. He was discovered with a laptop, when his parole rule said no. He was able to feed off a neighbours wireless set up.
Although prevented by parole conditions from owning a computer or accessing the internet, authorities found Laing used a laptop from his home to tap into a neighbour's wireless connection, trading on a file-sharing website under the name "baby rape".
He shared files, including a video folder with 271 video clips and image folders labelled "baby and toddler" and "5 to 10".
The image folders contained 6000 image files depicting sexual abuse.
While he might be the worst, Laing is by no means alone in his obsession.
Here I am now with wireless and worrying that it could be happening. There is no shortage of these sickos in NZ. Are there any ways to detect this happening or to be certain it is not ?
Hi Joybel,I hope your grandson was joking when he said you don't need an anti-spyware program! And I sincerely hope you have a security passcode on your wireless modem!If wireless networks are not secured with a passcode, then yes people can piggyback off it to steal your data and they can use your connection to send anything from.CB
As usual Cookybaby very sound advice.I've still got 14 days left with my Trojan Remover.I've often wondered why one can buy protection which is quite costly, when we can obtain free programs on the net? Is is safer to do so? I have been careful to where I go on net. I have discovered two great Jigsaw sites. Three actually as I already have Jigzone.com The other's are Everyday Jigsaw and Jigsawpuzzles.com It is quite challenging to use different forms of pieces. Keeps me well amused until my eyes
get tired. Oh! I like Grownups jigsaws to. Have a Happy Mother's Day. And Joy to all you Mum's out there.
How do I find out if I have a passcode, cookybaby. Where would I be without your help, I wonder.
The passcode will be in the modem and should have been set up when you got it.
I presume that you have Windows 7. Open your Control Panel and look for Network and sharing. In there somewhere it will tell you if you have Security enabled. It won't tell you what the passcode is though, you'd need to go into the modem settings for that.
There is usually a default one, and it is up to you whether you change it or not. It is a good idea to change it to an easier one to remember, so that you can tell visitors what it is, so they can connect to your wireless with their devices.
If you want some help in going into your modem, let us know and I'd be glad to assist.
Thanks for the Mothers Day wishes!
Yes, Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there
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