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I received this tip from a weekly news letter http://www.langa.com/ I highly recommend signing up for it. I have learned a lot from Fred, but the following has to the the best. Since I made these changes 2 weeks ago I have not received one hit from Ad-Aware! I used to get 4 to 5 a day.Just follow these simple instructions and the pics for examples;Click on tools while on the net, then Internet Options, then Security tab, click on the custom level button and set the Trusted Sites zone window to Medium security.Then, go to the Privacy tab, click on the advanced button and click on block cookies , put a check in the always allow session cookies box. In the Trusted Sites zone whenever a site I trust needs to store a cookie (like Avsim, Amazon, cable TV Listings, etc.) I add that site to the Trusted Sites zone. At the end of the day, I have on the drive those cookies which I need to keep, and all others are history. To make this even easier, I use a small application called Trust Setter, which puts two buttons in the IE toolbar, Add to Trusted Sites, and Add to Restricted Sites. Get it from http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/ScriptRepository/

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That is a good tip. Today to go on the Internet, everyone needs:AntiVirus softwarefirewallpop-up stopperanti-spyware programEven with all that, garbage can still get through on occasion even for the most careful users. I remember way back when we were just happy to have graphics on websites!

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I remember way back when we were just happy to have graphics on websites! And that's not too long ago. When I first started using the 'net all you could get was universities or porn. A classic combination!No spam, no adverts, no companies selling stuff. Ah, those were the days!

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As for programs I am using:For popups... program called PopUpCop.Antivirus.... Norton AntiVirus 2003Firewall... my router, but I might put Zone Alarm on here to see how it worksSpyware... Ad-aware and common sense ;)>No spam, no adverts, no companies selling stuff. Ah, those were the days!AMEN to that! Text only... the way it should be :)

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>>And that's not too long ago. When I first started using the >'net all you could get was universities or porn. A classic >combination! That's because the only people on the Internet were college students looking for "multimedia entertainment" :-lol

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If your router does not include a firewall which detects _outbound_, then I strongly suggest you install a software firewall, like ZA for example, immediately. The manufacturer's specs for your router should declare whether the built-in firewall is two-way.

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In addition to that, and a seemingly easier way to do it, is with "SpywareBlaster," again from Fred's Newsletter..."It works by setting the "kill bit" of well-known spyware ActiveX controls, such as Comet Cursor, Xupiter, and so on. After this has been done, the spyware will not run on your computer, and best of all - if you go to a page which would otherwise automatically install it, IE will recognise that the kill bit is set and refuse the installation."http://www.wilderssecurity.com/spywareblaster.html

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