Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Cammie, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Cammie

    Cammie Guest

    I have a real problem with programs put onto my system without my consent,
    and even worse, ones that can "phone home" info to and from my computer. I
    never visited a Wildtangent site, and here it was on my computer in a folder
    names WT under Windows and another one in my Program Files. What the heck
    is the deal with this? I have recently uninstalled all related files.
    Cammie, Oct 25, 2003
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    Robert Baer Guest

    Well, do not allow call-in connections!
    Firstly, use an exernal modem and make sure the software does not
    program it to answer.
    Secondly, use the BIOS to disable "wake-on LAN" and related
    If you are paranoid or anal-retentive, then password your system at
    the BIOS level and all other possible places, using mixed case *random*
    characters and digits of 6 or more total length.

    Uninstalling only removes *some* of the crap.
    Use search and look for various names related to that program; use
    RegEdit and do likewise.
    Robert Baer, Oct 26, 2003
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  4. Cammie

    Cammie Guest

    It's Dell but I've had it 3 years and it just appeared, I read somewhere I
    just happened upon a site, possible the one I visited for new AOL buddy
    icons and it loaded it on my puter without my knowledge.
    Cammie, Oct 26, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    A lot of free icon sites come with spyware, it is a harvesting
    technique. Install ad-aware, a trojan remover and at least a firewall
    like zone alarm, all can be had for free.

    Jeremy, Oct 26, 2003
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    Cammie Guest

    I had zone alarm and liked it, but I couldn't get it to work along with my
    Callwave answering machine, it blocked my calls.
    Cammie, Oct 27, 2003
  7. Never heard of WILDTANGENT, but you may have a problem with spyware
    which is spying software installed sometimes without your knowledge or
    consent by websites. I recommend a good spyware eliminator program
    like "Spybot-Search and Destroy" which is donation ware as well as
    being very good at what it does.

    Ray Wesley Kinserlow Jr.
    Lubbock, Texas
    kinserlow at hotmail dot com
    Ray Wesley Kinserlow Jr., Oct 30, 2003
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