Pornographic invasion

  Revi 14:47 11 Jan 2004

Very recently one of our computers is being bombarded with porno materials. The PC is used by our 2 minor sons. I seek advice on how to eradicate the material which has already come in and secondly to ensure that in future this sort of material cannot creep in. Thanks in advnce for all help!

  VoG II 14:50 11 Jan 2004

If you mean via e-mail, try MailWasher click here

  Big Elf 14:52 11 Jan 2004

Spybot click here

AdAware click here
for anything that has crept in in the way of spyware.

  spuds 15:00 11 Jan 2004

Do as suggested above, and check to see if any 'dialer' software as not been installed. Could lead to a heavy telephone bill.

Quite a large amount of spam, which floods email boxes everyday, contains porno type material.So I would not get over concerned about your 2 minor sons, unless you suspect otherwise.

  TommyRed 15:09 11 Jan 2004

Also put on SpywareBlaster which prevents certain nasties getting onto your system. click here With all these programs you will have to check for updates regularly, there will be a link with the program to check for updates. Btw they are all free. HTH TR

  gudda96 16:46 11 Jan 2004


I am always selective when passing on any pc advice as I still consider myself as a rookie BUT I am happy and confident to pass on the following as I used to receive spam/porn but HAVE NOT RECEIVED ONE FOR 19 MONTHS after carrying out the following.........
1) Download free, and install Mailwasher (Google) and what it does is receive your mail before arriving in OE. You will see all the messages like you do in Inbox and in fact, an added bonus is that you can R/c on message and "Preview message" and see who it is from. There are also 3 boxes (A) Delete (B)blacklist (C)bounce so you can tick whichever box is applicable, bounce again being a bonus as it does return message to sender. Some members may not know, that when you are asked to UNSUBSCRIBE to something, you are telling the sender that you ARE there so they will keep on sending.
2) Once you have MW installed, get yourself a Hotmail address and whenever you are asked for an e-mail address (other than friends) give out your HM address.
3) Last of all, change your personal e-mail address with your ISP and inform all your friends of the new number and when creating this address, give it some thought in making it difficult for spam merchants to guess it, by putting some numbers in it.
4) Now what you should have is a NEW address known ONLY to chosen people. A hotmail address to give out when you are buying online or registering with a company for whatever.
Hope you have the same success as me.

Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (click here).
Version: 6.0.483 / Virus Database: 279 - Release Date: 19-May-03

  tafoody 16:55 11 Jan 2004

the lastest free version of mailwasher is limited to one e-mail account and does not include Hotmail support.

you can find an earlier version at click here which isn't limited and does support hotmail.

or click here to start download.

  terminus 17:09 11 Jan 2004

I had an email a couple of days ago from an AVG user with virus Database 350 released 2/1/04 are you still on 279?

  Revi 17:20 11 Jan 2004

Thanks for all the tips, I'll use them and wait for the results. My problem though is not so much with Email as with normal internet. To take a concrete example if I surf on to BBC news, after a while up pops a porno site. Is there anything I could do to stop this nuisance?

  VoG II 17:22 11 Jan 2004

Are these Messenger Service pop-ups? click here

  terminus 17:23 11 Jan 2004

Install the google toolbar and use the pop-up stopper.

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