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    ad/spy ware

    grrrrrrr I use spysweeper to help me with spy/ad ware but a few ads still get through unless I sweep at startup I am bombarded. Any suggestions?

    Edit: Yes I know some anti spyware programs use spyware themselves...

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    If you ran both of those, then isn't there a good chance the pop ups are coming from the internet, and not spyware. Maybe you need a better pop up blocker?

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    hahahaha the pop ups come when I'm not using my browser I have ruled out simple solutions. I use firefox as well.

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    I previously used spybot S&D and as far as I can tell spysweeper is better. And if it was from my browser do you really think I might get porn ads from this site? I don't get them as much as before. My dad is the one looking at porn and if the computer has the slightest problem he blames it on my games which I don't have anymore since we have win xp and they run slower. Plus they are games like half-life. Someone my mom works with is a computer technichian and he said games screw the comp up and I asked my mom if she told them they were from the store and updates downloaded from sites like fileplanet.com.
    Then I told her to ask him what porn does and she just said no

    My dad knows absolutely nothing about comps. He thought he did when he took a class and had an old ass emachine comp for a long time. When we first got this comp he did not realize the desktop icons were clickable and he used the run prompt in the startup menu. AHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
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    Download hijackthis from here http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html and post your log here. (Don't remove anything with it unless you're sure it's bad, it detects even legitimate stuff).

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    Games run slower with WinXP? This ought not to be. WinXP handles memory much much better than any of its predecessors. Perhaps there is more going on in your system than just ad/spy ware.

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    yes it manages better, but windows xp as a whole slows down the comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    Games run slower with WinXP? This ought not to be. WinXP handles memory much much better than any of its predecessors. Perhaps there is more going on in your system than just ad/spy ware.
    Apart from Windows 2000. Windows 2000 is windows xp without the playschool bullsht.

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    I've been sweeping this entire time and it just found a trojan and wildmedia adware.

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    yes it manages better, but windows xp as a whole slows down the comp.
    Therein lies your problem. It shouldn't.

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    It is suppose to my computer is fairly old and it does. Tom the computer technichian I spoke of earlier told us it would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerin
    It is suppose to my computer is fairly old and it does. Tom the computer technichian I spoke of earlier told us it would.
    weird.. hmm.. how much ram do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerin
    Tom the computer technichian I spoke of earlier told us it would.
    I'd probably have to question Tom the CT. I have XP installed on some really ancient machines and they run better than 98/ME ever did. XP utilizes much less mem (edit: rather I should say, it eats Far Fewer Resources).
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    Apart from Windows 2000
    I'll second that - I've got 2000 running fine on a machine that just crawls with XP. Though I'd have to say, I think XP is a far superior OS to 2000. The early NT-systems were rushed, IMO.

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