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The Real Truth MVP wrote:
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In what context would that be illegal? Would it be illegal for a shop owner
to check through their reciepts on an evening??

. I am going to
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Gaz



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The guy is trying to identify me for the sole purpose to try and exploit me
on the NG's. Knowing him and his background he will probably steal my credit
card info.

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Cyberstalking is a crime. If you had one as bad as I did simply ignoring
them is not an option.




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says...
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Your speculation does not make it illegal.

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Your speculation does not name it illegal unless the information is used
illegally. If you provided the info it's theirs to see and use for the
transaction, until they do something else with it there is nothing
illegal about viewing it.

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- Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a
  drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"
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What email programs does it do scanning for?  I have AVG and it only
scans Outlook email by default and it is very difficult to set-up to
scan other email carriers (I use Forte Agent as my email client, and
have used it for about 10 years).

Thanks
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Charliec

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On Sun, 07 Sep 2008 17:03:18 -0700 Charliec wrote:

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The Avast On-Access scanner can be set up to scan all inbound POP, IMAP, NNTP,
etc. messages.  See <http://www.avast.com/ and navigate to Support > FAQs.  
there is also a forum, <http://forum.avast.com/ , which is very helpful.
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Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
without distortion.

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All of them.

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Cyberstalking is a crime. If you had one as bad as I did simply ignoring
them is not an option.




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Great, thanks!  I will take a hard look at it.


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Charliec

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Charliec wrote:
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AVG scans the default e-mail client. Make Forte Agent your default, and
AVBG should scan incoming e-mails. Also set FA to open _no_ attachments
automatically. You decide. If you are suspicious, scan the attachment
before opening. NB that white-lists are not 100% secure: your friend may
be sending you an infected attachment.

"A little paranoia never hurt anybody."

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Wolf Kirchmeir

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I have Forte Agent set as the default e-mail client and have also set
Outlook to "not" test to see if it is the default e-mail client, but
AVG still does not scan Agent's e-mail.  I think someone said you need
to the pop3 and smtp accounts for it to work.  Tried that, but could
not get it to work.

Charliec
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Charliec

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Charliec wrote:

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It is not necessary to scan incoming and outgoing email.

<http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

Did you also catch Dustin's post stating that PCButts' Remove-It
software is a stolen script?  PCButts is not an MVP.

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   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 15:36:58 -0400, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"

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Thanks Beauregard
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Charliec

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Charliec wrote:
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Safe mode loads only enough to run Windows -- no "integrated software",
no network (unless specified), no preloads of *.DLLs to make starting
software quicker, no folders marked for system use, etc. That means a
whole load of stuff that is _not_ locked by Windows, and therefore can
be removed.

Anti-malware generally speaking cannot unlock and remove locked items.

As Ernie B says, a preboot scan is even better.

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Wolf Kirchmeir

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$9a6e19ea@news.newshosting.com:

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A bit inaccurate. Much antimalware these days can unlock and remove items
in memory and on the hard disk. I know MBAM has direct disk access, and I
believe SAS is now employing a variation on the technology. As does various
rootkit scanners, like gmer and icesword.



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Ok, I ran Spybot and Spy Sweeper in safe mode.  Spybot found 3
tracking cookies, Spy Sweeper found 5 tracking cookies (no indication
of Antivirus 2008.

I tried running Adaware in safe mode, but got an error.  Rebooted to
regular mode and it ran ok.  Found 44 tracking cookies.  No indication
of Antivirus 2008.

How do I tell if Antivirus 2008 is installed?

Charliec
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Charliec

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Ok, I ran Spybot and Spy Sweeper in safe mode.  Spybot found 3
tracking cookies, Spy Sweeper found 5 tracking cookies (no indication
of Antivirus 2008.

I tried running Adaware in safe mode, but got an error.  Rebooted to
regular mode and it ran ok.  Found 44 tracking cookies.  No indication
of Antivirus 2008.

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Charliec,

Go back and read the message from FredW (excerpted here):
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Your PC is already infected with malware!

Download, install, update and scan with:

- SuperAntiSpyware Free
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
(free for personal use)

Please read an explanation of Antivirus XP:
http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-antivirus-xp
-------------------------------------------------------

If you can't get to either of these sites, you are definitely infected
with AV2008 and some trojans, so use another PC to download the above
two programs, copy them to a USB memory stick, then install and run them
on the infected system.

If, when MBAM and SAS run, they can't get updates, that's another clue
that you are infected. Run without updates, reboot, and run them again.

A friend's system got this. Someone else tried other tools (I was out of
town), and almost killed the PC. I ran SAS and MBAM and cleared it right
up. By the time I got there, about 12 trojans were running.

RB

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I tried all 3 of your links and they all came up without a problem.
So, does that mean I am probably not infected?
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Charliec

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Charliec wrote:
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Did you download, install and run the programs?

There are many ways that AV2008 can manifest itself. I was just pointing
out some of those ways, including the fact that there are ways around
the things it does.

Download, Install, and Run both SAS and MBAM. If you had done that 6+
hours ago when FredW posted his advice, you would know for sure, you
would be clean by now, and we wouldn't be having this conversation.

RB

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RB,
I downloaded and ran MBAM and it came up with "No Infections" in all
of the areas.  So, after running all the "Malware Removal" program, I
have to assume that I have not been infected?  So, I get the
conversation is over!  Thanks for the advice!
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Charliec

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On Sun, 07 Sep 2008 19:07:14 -0400, Rube Bumpkin

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FYI
Updates (for the USB stick) can be downloaded here:

- SAS
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
- MBAM
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
(scroll to the bottom for "Latest Database".)

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Fred W. (NL)

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It's a rogue application. We have very high success rates removing it. You
may wish to give MalwareBytes antimalware a try.

http://www.malwarebytes.org
 
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Update your java, and adobe.


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Regards,
Dustin Cook,  Author of BugHunter
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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