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spyware question

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by sorrow93, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. sorrow93

    sorrow93 Regular member

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    could someone please clarify or give me a concrete answer because various people have different ideas -
    the question is can a person/pc get spyware from *just* visiting a website?
    Or does one have to actually download software from that site?
    everyone I ask has different theories.
    I don't visit porn sites because they are famous for spyware but someone told me any website is potentially dodgy except I guess the main ones we trust and know.
    anyway, can somebody give me the real facts?
     
  2. bkf

    bkf Guest

    Yes a web site is able to push content unless you are protected and configured correctly
     
  3. sorrow93

    sorrow93 Regular member

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    that is pretty scary thankyou for the answer
    it does pay to be vigilant and have the right solutions.
     
  4. kateman

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    not really. its really easy to avoid and pretty easy to counter.

    stay on safe sites, have good scanners and a firewall if your paranoid
     
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  5. sorrow93

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    I am somewhat paranoid about it.
    I keep to the sites I know and trust.
    have in and out firewall which I hope would start going crazy if stuff got on.
    and a couple spyware programmes too.
    thankyou kateman for the advice.
    I should learn to relax a little but I want to protect my pc.
     
  6. kateman

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    (name names here)
     
  7. sorrow93

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    it's not the greatest firewall Norton.(NIS 2007)
    also anti-spyware by Norton which I presume would not catch a quarter of the stuff so I also installed Ad-aware. Had spybot S & Destroy but I didn't like it
     
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    smart move

    iam not gonna suggest anything cept hijackthis
     
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  9. sorrow93

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    thankyou kateman I will look into that.
    you've been helpful
     

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