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« on: January 09, 2005, 07:06:33 PM »

There is a website that I used to visit, regularly(1 or 2 times a day) and at the bottom by my status bar, while it was loading, instead of showing page name like normal, it said installing *******.***(whatever the name might be) and after thinking about I determined it was the source of my adware and spyware issues(and computer probs for that matter). So I reformatted my hard drive to get rid of it. I haven't been back since. I may be asking this in the wrong place, but is there any software that I can use that would completely block that from installing itself on my computer, so I can visit that site? Please help if possible.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2005, 07:45:06 PM »

You can use SpyWareGuard .
SpywareGuard now also features Download Protection and Browser Hijacking Protection!
# Fast Real-Time Scanning engine - catch and block spyware before it is executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for known spyware and heuristic/generic detection capabilities to catch new/mutated spyware
# Download Protection - prevent spyware from being download in Internet Explorer
# Browser Hijacking Protection - stop browser hijacking activity in real-time
# SG LiveUpdate - provides an easy updating solution
# Small size - with a small size and small definition sizes, download and updates are quick
# Report Capabilities - keep a detailed log of all spyware detected
# Spyware files are blocked before being opened or run - they are not simply shut down after they are loaded in memory (and after they have performed their tasks)
# It's a free download
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005, 09:35:34 PM »

Will it stop it, if it tries to download while page is loading.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2005, 11:00:56 PM »

Yes I believe it will give you an alert that something is trying to change your homepage and will give you an option to allow or decline.
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