Spy/Mal Ware

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Hi all

Is there any difference in approach needed when looking for gremlins on a
laptop as compared to a desktop?
Following another issue, our firewall manager informed me that a laptop (or
the associated IP) was broadcasting a lot of HTTP traffic.
This turns out to be my MD's ThinkPad T43.
I have run Spybot and Adaware on desktops with some success.  Should there
be any difference in approach or any caveats when tackling a laptop?  Any
files on a laptop which may flag as spyware which shouldn't be deleted?
Also, what is the recommended anti-spyware for this device?

Because of the owner, I am treading a bit more carefully here



Re: Spy/Mal Ware

TheScullster typed on Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:22:35 +0100:
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I can't think of a single thing Phil. Software-wise, a laptop and a
desktop are basically the same thing. The only thing which is different
is that some laptops can reduce their performance to save battery power.
Which can, although rarely effect some software from working correctly.

Gateway Celeron M 370 (1.5GHZ)
MX6124 (laptop) w/1GB
Windows XP Home SP2 (60GB HD)
Intel(r) 910GML (64MB shared)

Re: Spy/Mal Ware

No difference between a laptop and desktop in this regard.

A bad network card can cause any computer to "go wild" and send a large
number of network packets.  If it's on the motherboard, you may be able
to disable it and instead use a plug-in card (PCI for desktop, PC Card
for laptop) instead of replacing the motherboard.

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