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CAN U TEACH ME HOW TO MAKE A SPYWARE...?????

HI...I WANNA TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE A SPYWARE....PLS SENT IT TO ME AT rragunath96_cool@hotmail.com.....

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Help! Need free solution to remove spyware!

Sorry I don't know where I should have posted this but I'm kind of running low on time. Well just a little bit ago my computer detected that I had spyware. I'm pretty sure I didn't download anything unsafe but that's not the point. I tried searching but I couldn't find anything so is there any free program that doesn't just search for it but destroys all spyware too? My mom will kill me whether it is my fault or not.

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Spyware and Addware: How do you get rid of it?

I need help with something else, does anyone know how to get rid of spyware and addware? I'm not even sure if I have it, but something on the computer told me there's a possibility.

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WTF!!! Is Spyware attacking macs!?!?!

WTF!!! Is my mac under attack by some spyware!?!?! I really don't know, I was surfing the internet to find out how to hack into parental control (almost same thing as net nanny) that my is going to put on me soon to prevent using instructables so much. The window that I was surfing on just disappeared and the smaller window came up saying my computer is infected by spyware! Then I clicked "cancel", then another window popped up, its antivirus 2009, it had scanned my computer, then is said it has detected some dangerous spyware on my mac computer! Is this really true? Is mac computers beginning to get all the problems like PC always have??? Or is it an error?

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SPyware - The Web Of Trust? ( WOT)

Recently Ive been very jumpy about spyware. it seems that on99% of everywebsite I see, there's a spyware ad in a corner. Ive been wondering how much spyware I've installed without knowing.... Antispyware software is good, but it doesnt always do the whole job. Most only block a program after its already started. Ive heard about the Web Of Trust. Supposedly, its a network or people who rate the safety level of a website. Ater you install the program, a safety rating will appear next to it on google, IE or Firefox. I tried researching it, but I cant find any RELIABLE sources. I was wondering if you guys have heard about this or know of something similar. Im ver worried about spyware and would like to know of other safety precautions. Aso talk about spyware in general here.

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Typo-Squatting (Misspelled Domain Name scams)

Here's a Very interesting article about of of the most common internet problem: Typo-SquattingTypo-squatting is the practice of creating domain names that are often misspelled names for bigger brands.For example: Runescape is a popular free MMORGP (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). There are sites which names are misspelled versions of Runescape. A few I encountered while playing:RuenscapeRunscapeRiunscapeThese misspelled sites are mainly used for either- online scams- pay by click ads - which feature popular search terms for the original site. The misspelled site gets payed every time someone clicks on one of those.- Spyware and AdwarePopular targets for this practice is google, apple, microsoft,For example, I will demonstrate the case of the iphone:from McAfee:By the end of 2007, at least 8,000 URLs using the word iphone will be registered, according to a well known domain expert. The most valuable iphone.com is owned by Apple itself, but when Steve Jobs announced the product early in 2007, Apple didn't own the iphone domain yet. One expert estimates that Apple paid at least $1 million to buy that piece of valuable Web real estate. Among the 8,000 registered URLs incorporating iphone are community fan sites, rumor and hack sites and, of course, scam sites. Freeappleiphonesnow dot com claims to offer free iPhones and variants that don't even exist (like the iPhone "shuffle" and "nano".) The URL is nothing more than a redirect to royalsweeps dot com . When we tested the site, we received debt consolidation offers, get rich quick solicitations, "free" cell phone prizes and other questionable e-mail. Many of the iphone-related domains are misspellings, or typos. Iohone dot com, for example, was registered on January 9, 2007, the day Apple officially announced the iPhone. In August 2007, the site consisted of pay-per-click ads for iPhone-related Web sites. Microsoft says that on an average day more than 2,000 domain names are registered that contain Microsoft trademark terms.According to the US Government Accounting Office, at least 8.65% of all domain names are registered with false or incomplete Whois information, a practice that makes domain squatting easier. More recently, in September 2007, the managers of the .eu top level domain suspended 10,000 domains registered by a Chinese woman who was accused of being a cyber-squatter. The first two Images are from the domains Freeappleiphonesnow and Iohone The other images are from microsoft dot cm and another website that results in 482 spammy emails a week. The last image is from McAfee

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Does ForumWarz plant viruses or SpyWare?

Well? Does it?

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What would happen if the Internet were to fall?

With all the terrorism stuff going on, I've always wandered what would be next.Ever since 9/11, I always asked myself were they would strike next, because they certainly did not intend to stop there.My guesses have been that they would probably strike at either:1) Elections - Either at the thing were they welcome the new president (sorry don't know much bout U.S. polimatics)2) Beijing Olympics - Its an important event3) Internet:I came to realize that one of the worst things that they could do was attack the internet. I figured that one of these methods could be used:Multiple malware methods. They could attack individual computers with wormsSomehow attacking diffrent countries methods of connection, being either telephone companies or whatever other methods they use (like those China underwater tube things)* But my best guess would be that they would strike important service providing companies. They would destroy the companies methods (satellites, cable mainframe stuff etc...)I would like this forum to have the porpose of disscussing terrorism issues and future issues like oil and so on. But mainly, what would happen if somehow, they attacked the internet?Sure hope none of them read this, cuz if they didn't have this idea, now they would....P.S. sorry, Im nt good with techie, so some of my points may not me accurate or clear. Please correct me if needed

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My Computer is really messed up, with spyware and such! Please help!

My computer has a Trojan on it, and a lot of other spyware.Does anybody know any programs you can download to actually remove the threats?I tried Spyware Doctor, didn't work.It only scans.I need it badly, I actually have 2 Trojans...Please help, thanks!

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What to do about an IRC bot?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I got an IRC bot on my comp and pendrive. I know IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and that it allows someone to acces my computer. Norton antivirus can't remove it, and I haven't tried with spyware doctor yet. Until I can conctact a friend of ours who can hoefully fix it, I'm open to suggestion. Also, another note. My previous comp, a desktop comp, had a virus. (I had written about this sometime ago) I had inserted Spyware doctor CD while it had that virus, then my comp started fainting (restarting randomly), and I was wondering if there was any chance the CD got damaged or infected? Last but not least, how do I remove the afore mentioned bot from my pendrive? I'm scared...

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My dad doesn't like some instructables.

He says that i shouldn't trust the recipes and some of the stuff on here because most of the recipes i make from here aren't that good like randofo's apple pie. :-(

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What is the best virus protection software?

I've been using Spyware Doctor for about five years and it seems to be working for me. I turn off the Intelliguard feature because it slows down my computer a lot! I'd like to know what everyone else uses.

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Very Important warning!! Read!

You might have noticed a couple of spam threads in the forums lately.For example, If you spot one a thread about shoe sales in the food section , you know it it spam.Report these threads and contact an Instructables Staff member.A few of these threads say that you could win free merchandise by clicking the links.It is very important that you do not click these linksSome of the links are proven spyware and adware sites. Ignore these links at all cost!!Besides, what are the chances that you actually won a free xbox 360?!

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Yeah... So I don't know how much I'll be on here for a while (Updated)

Our computer is messed up, so I probably won't be on here too much for a while. I can get on AIM on our computer, but I can't get on websites. I get on here at the library every once in a while though. When our computer is working better and I can get on here again hopefully I'll have a new sewing machine! And with that I'll have some new instructables. Update: Hooray! I'm pretty sure our computer is virus/spyware free now!

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Internet Explorer can not open this website.

This is the message I get when I try to get acess to a website such as Radio Shack.com  I am using a Dell desktop with Windows Vista Home Basic  and am stuck with Dial-up connection which runs pretty slow anyway.The display then shifts to a screen that says something like  This webpage could not be opened.  This is not a new problem.  It's been happening for months. Anybody got an explanation or way to keep this from happening?  I run Microsoft Security Essentials but it always comes up clean.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Could this be caused by a virus or spyware, or maybe a software glitch? Thanks for all replys!  LeShane 

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Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed

Some of you may have seen my instructable, Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed, and I have been getting some feedback. But I wanted to post it to forums, see if anyone can come up with some more ideas on how to boost a computer's speed. Let me know if you can think of anything! Feel free to comment here or on the Instructable.Thanks!Lukethebook333

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HELP! Girl's computer messed up bad

UPDATEShe said that her mom just bought two laptops to replace it. So thats good. It runs windows XP. I dont remember the RAM or anything, it wasnt much. 25-27 gb of hard drive i believe. wellits got a virus or something bad wrong with it. its very slow.i am wondering if anyone knows of very lightweight virus and spyware programs. there is around <4 gb left on the hard drive.like i said, it cant tolerate much...i heard that defrag only works on hard drives with 25%+ left, right?another thingi think somehow the explorer process is terminating. everything goes away except the background, and the windows. Then it comes back.virus?and...i need answers soon. if possible.HELP!

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how can i remove this virus?

Ok. so i have a virus on my computer, and i do not know how it got there. i did not install anything (or didnt know i did) and it is here. it is called Live Security Platinum.  my warranty may already be voided due to me upgrading to 8gb RAM, and so im probably screwed unless i get rid of it. it will not allow me to run microsoft security essentials, Norton, or even task manager.  i really like my computer and would actually cry if it died. so please help. if you have any ideas, then comment. (ps: it is spyware) EDIT: i have gotten rid of live security platinum, but now i have a rootkit and a Trojan... :( so how can i reinstall windows? also, i dont have a windows disk... LOL just typical i have to get 3 viruses on Friday the 13th...  -_-

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Government Trojans !!!

What do you all think of this practice ? Coming soon to a pc near you....government trojans.A government Trojan is spyware installed on a computer or network by a law enforcement agency for the purpose of capturing information relevant to a criminal investigation. Depending on the program, government Trojan horses may intercept email or VoIP traffic, scan hard drives for relevant digital media or even record conversations and videoconferences. As this type of software captures data and then sends it back to a central server for processing and analysis without a user's knowledge, it is generally classified as a back door Trojan horse virus. Governments have approached implementing Trojan horses in different ways. Swiss government agencies have been reported to be working with Internet service providers (ISPs) to record speech on an infected PC's microphone, as opposed to of intercepting encrypted voice packets. German agencies have sought authority to plant Trojan horses on the hard drives of suspected criminals using email that would install keyloggers, record webcams and microphones and scan infected hard drives for for documents, diagrams and photography. These email messages would be tailored to each unique target, similar to the method used in spear phishing attacks.More about Government Trojans.

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Winning Pwn2Own Hacker: Macs Are Safer Than PCs

Well, its nice to see the that the winner has common sense on his side.I've grabbed various bits of this from Gizmodo, whom got it from Tom's Hardware."I'd say that Macs are less secure for the reasons we've discussed here (lack of anti-exploitation technologies) but are more safe because there simply isn't much malware out there. For now, I'd still recommend Macs for typical users as the odds of something targeting them are so low that they might go years without seeing any malware, even though if an attacker cared to target them it would be easier for them."Be sure to read the Article before you start flaming.It mirrors what me and goodhart were saying before,A computers security is based entirely on the user.I used windows for over 2 years, with no anti-virus, no anti-spyware. Just a good firewall, and my common sense.My first rule of computing common sense is, only download pictures, music, and movies.If your going to get some illegal software get it from someone else whom has used the install files, and knows they work!Also, do not trust ll.13 when he links to your a serial website without informing you that most of them are Trojans.

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My Maze Game: Try it yourself!

I noticed that The Jamalam had posted something similar, so I thought I would create some competition!  Instructions are included in the powerpoint itself ===What is it?=== Mega Maze! It's a maze that I made in MS PowerPoint 2000, so virtually any computer running any version of PowerPoint can run it! Features sound effects, 40 stages, 7 well designed levels and a bright and funky colourscheme! ===Download!=== Size: 42mb (approx) To run this you will need PowerPoint 2000 or above (I think older versions WILL work, but I'm not 100% sure) with Microsoft 95 or higher as your Operating System. So far I know this works with: Vista, XP and 95. To download the file click the link below: DOWNLOAD There are no viruses/spyware/sh!t that messes up your computer in the file. It will automatically start the game when you click "open"  And remember to check out all of my other cool Instructables and Forums too! -Lowney  Little preview + some of level 1:

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Google Jump/Re-direct &quot;Virus&quot; Help!!

Has anyone else had issues the last few days, with an Adware/Trojan which re-directs links and addresses? I have delt with them before yet this one seems particularly nasty. Not only does it re-direct every link in all search engines to random sites it also blocks many if not all sites associated with adware removal tools/tech support etc. Example: HJ this is not attainable to send techs logs. I can't get to my email because hotmail.com wont open. It begun as just a simple re-direct script but it seems the sites which I have been re-directed to are flooding my comp with ad-ware/fake virus removal tools/security warnings. One of the spawning virus's has managed to remove my "task bar" and "My computer" from the desktop. My comp is just spawning trojans and adware at the moment, every time I do a full scan there is atleast 40 more spawned by the time it is finished (15min). At the moment the only thing I have is Super Anti Spyware, which the guys there are obvious on this as their 15min updates seem to be catching the new creations... But I'm fighting a loosing battle here... I know it is probably beyond most here to help me, yet I was more interested to see if any one else has been affected, as the site that I can get to for tech assistant is flooded out with... "Another Google re-direct Virus Help!" in their forums... Google has to be PO'd about this one.

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How to Remove the "Security Suite" Virus and other Preventive Measures

     Well, I just recovered from the "Security Suite" Virus. It's a trojan-style virus that infects your computer, claims that everything is infected, and leads you to a legitimate-looking website. It doesn't allow any programs to run except itself and won't allow you to access any websites except it's fraudulent own. I feel incredibly lucky that whoever designed this virus sucks, and it's comparatively easy to get rid of. Here's what I did. First, if your computer is infected, turn it off and on again. Then when you're booting it up , hit F8 repeataly, so you enter a boot menu. From there, select "Enter Safe Mode with Networking". It will look all Windows 95-ey, but that's what it's supposed to do. From there, open Internet Explorer (I know, but we all have to make sacrifices for the cause...) and go to the Tools menu. From there, go to the bottom and hit "Internet Options...". Then, go to the connections tab, "LAN Settings" and uncheck the proxy server box. Then, you'll want to install CCleaner to get rid of the virus. Installation is simple, and then select "Run Cleaner" in-program. You'll also want to install RKill, to get rid of the other spyware associated with the virus. After that, install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, to add another layer of protection.  Another method to do all of this with is burning CCleaner onto a CD with another computer and running it from there, but the internet worked fine for me. Another great product (These are all free) is ZoneAlarm firewall. It's a pretty good firewall, and asks you wether to allow or deny each item, which I wish I had installed, so I could've avoided this entirely. If you have ZoneAlarm, a heads up, the program that you shouldn't allow internet access (causes the virus) is completely random letters starting with an "r". And right now, I'm thinking, why isn't this an instructable? Lack of original pictures mostly. Thanks for reading, I hope I helped someone(s)!

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