spyware

Thu
11
Aug
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Spyware

Spyware is a broad category of malicious software intended to intercept or take partial control of a computer's operation without the user's informed consent. While the term taken literally suggests software that surreptitiously monitors the user, ... it has come to refer more broadly to software that subverts the computer's operation for the benefit of a third party. Spyware differs from viruses and worms in that it does not usually self-replicate. Like many recent viruses, spyware is designed to exploit infected computers for commercial gain. Typical tactics furthering this goal include ... (view more)

Thu
14
Jul
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Links won't Open?

Infopackets Reader Leonard M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I sure hope you can help with this one -- My web page links will not open properly in Outlook Express (OE). Often times, I'll try and click a link in an email, and it just opens a blank window and ... goes no further. The links simply won't open! I had to copy and paste your web address into the Internet Explorer (IE) address box in order to get here -- and it's a royal pain in the butt! I am thinking that maybe my Popup Stopper or Spyware programs have done something to my system and I'm not sure how to get the link functionality back. ... (view more)

Wed
06
Jul
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VisualWare CallerIP Review

Synopsis: Fact: The moment you are connected to the Internet, your system is vulnerable to outside intruders, even with an anti-hacker Firewall in place! So how would you know if your system is being hacked right now? Answer: using VisualWare ... CallerIP, of course! With CallerIP, you get realtime monitoring information -- visually -- so you can instantly identify suspect activity to *and* from your computer (such as Hackers, Spyware, and Trojans). VisualWare CallerIP is so useful, it should have been renamed to VisualWare Internet "Caller ID"! VisualWare CallerIP: Screenshots Click to ... (view more)

Fri
01
Jul
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Use more than Spyware Remover for Redundant Protection?

Infopackets Reader Henry H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Spy Sweeper installed in my computer, but last week after running Norton Antivirus I discovered a threat called 'Adware.Ezula.' Thanks to an article of yours I also downloaded Acronis True ... Image , which I have found fantastic, so I was able to revert my system back to a previous state (and without the Adware.Ezula on my system)! I was so impressed with True Image that I decided to examine the entire Acronis product line. I came across their 'Acronis Privacy Expert Suite', and I would appreciate your opinion on whether or not I ... (view more)

Thu
30
Jun
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Infopackets Summer Fund Raiser 2005

Yesterday, I announced that our web site will be hosting a special fund raiser. To quickly recap: I will be compiling special reviews (once a week over the summer), featuring really great software at ridiculously cheap prices; a percentage of the ... proceeds will be used to fund our web site. Yesterday's Summer Sizzler was "SpeedUpMyPC": an award-winning system optimization program used to monitor and boost your PC's performance when you need it the most (click here to read -- you won't want to miss it!). Today's newsletter announcement is an email I received this morning, and deals ... (view more)

Thu
21
Apr
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How to Ensure your online Transactions are Secure

Infopackets Reader Jack J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a question that has been bothering me for some time. I appreciate the professional advice you give in your newsletters to other Readers, and would be very thankful if you could please set me ... straight on my problem. My dilemma has to do with Secure web sites. Occasionally, I will buy a product online -- meaning that my web browser often redirected to a secure web page, where I can complete my transaction online with my credit card. I have been told by friends that providing my credit card information is 100% secure, and that I ... (view more)

Thu
21
Apr
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'Speed Defrag', and 'Spyware Warrior'

Speed Defrag SpeeDefrag is a program which restarts your computer and runs only defrag.exe with optimized windows settings. This makes defrag work faster. SpeeDefrag will automatically shutdown your computer after completing the defragmentation ... process. http://www.geocities.com/coolvicki7/SpeeDefrag.html Spyware Warrior A wealth of resources to help you fight spyware and adware. http://www.spywarewarrior.com/ (view more)

Tue
19
Apr
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Computer spontaneously reboots during Startup?

Infopackets Reader Lee W. write s: " Dear Dennis, First of all, thanks for your newsletter; it is very helpful, so much so that I thought I would never have to ask a question! But alas, I have dilemma that I can't seem to get past. I'm running ... Windows XP on a custom-built PC. I've had the PC for almost a year now, but within the last five months, whenever I boot up, the machine spontaneously reboots on its own several times before all my programs actually load. Windows XP doesn't actually load until this happens several times, and this happens almost every time. I've kept the PC on all ... (view more)

Thu
14
Apr
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Spyware Doctor 3.2 Review

Synopsis: Instantly remove thousands of Spyware and adware traces, Trojans, keyloggers, tracking threats, and other nasty Spybots from your PC with the multi-award winning Spyware dection removal utility -- Spyware Doctor! Spyware Doctor 3.2: ... Screenshots Click here to view: Page 1 | Page 2. Spyware Doctor 3.2: Description Did you know that every keystroke you type, every web site you visit, and every conversation you have may be monitored by unscrupulous software companies? When you consider the amount of valuable personal information stored on your PC, including credit card and banking ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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TeMerc Internet Countermeasures

Infopackets Reader Tom 'TeMerc' writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding a recent inquiry about Spyware in your March 17, 2005 newsletter : one of the members of my forum pointed me towards your web site. Indeed the instructions you provided for removing ... Spyware are generic enough to apply to just about any Spyware application (toolbar or otherwise). I wanted to drop a line to tell you that I have been fighting Spyware for well over a year and recently opened up my own web site, as well as a forum section. I am also on the admin team over at Spyware Warrior forums. Feel free to check me out, I ... (view more)

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