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Discussion in 'Software' started by mynew2, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. mynew2

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    to stop porn pop ups, as my MD's kids was on his PC at the wekend and all these pop ups come up and they started to click on them all :)
     
  2. hbroomhall

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    You can set IE to block popups, especialy if it is IE7. Or install Firefox.

    With some Firefox extensions you can tailor the popup deny system to individual sites much more easily.

    Much more worrying is the fact that when such things happen like this there will almost certainly be some malware on the machine now.

    Harry.
     
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  3. mynew2

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    how do i get rid of that then?
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Any *decent* anti-virus prog, plus anti-trojan progs.

    It also helps having a good firewall - as that will alert you to things misbehaving.

    Harry.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Stay off of those sites... you don't get porn pop-ups unless you're visiting sites you shouldn't be visiting, or unless the computer is already compromised with malware (which also happens by visiting sites you shouldn't be visiting).

    You can try installing software that filters access to those sites. As Harry has mentioned, those options should be available in any good AV program.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    You think that teenagers are going to pay any attention to that?

    Just you wait until yours are a bit older.. <grin>

    More seriously - the MD was at fault here for allowing unsupervised access to his machine.

    Harry.
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    If they want to keep having access to the computer, they will. 8)

    I'm wondering if it wasn't the MD's "playing" that caused some pr0n pop-up malware to be installed in the first place! :ohmy
     
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  8. mynew2

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    dont say that i have to go round there later and sort it out hope there is no sticky stuff on the keys :eek:
     
  9. sunn

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    You're not suggesting someone not take ownership of the issue are you. Does that happen with end-users :ohmy
     
  10. BosonMichael
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    Somebody was responsible, that's for sure. :D
     
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  11. wizard

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    Put Net Nanny on it and lock it down tighter than a drum :D
     
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  12. nugget
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    Surely not the MD or his saintly, innocent kids. Didn't you know that it's ITs fault that it happened in the first place for letting it happen?
     
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  13. mynew2

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    haha not our fault he went and brought it on his own back i first thing i knew about it was yesterday :)
     
  14. punkboy101
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    Since when has that made any difference, it's always IT's fault. :dry
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    Yep. About a year ago, I had a user come to me telling me that she couldn't log in AGAIN. I was the sole network admin there, so I handled the server room, network devices, and anything the first line techs couldn't handle... so I thought it was odd that a user would ask me directly rather than going to the first line techs (or having a supervisor put in a help desk ticket).

    I went with her to her computer, and she tried to log in. Frustrated, she said, "See? It doesn't work. They've changed my password again." I said, "Who has changed your password again?" She replied, "The IT staff did. This happens ALL the time."

    :blink

    I unlocked her account, set her password to a generic password, then I watched her change it.

    The next day, she tried to log on... and couldn't. She immediately said, "See? It's not working again. What are y'all doing?" I told her, "I can assure you that we have better things to do than to mess with your password." I checked... and her account was not locked.

    I'm sure that most of you who have dealt with password problems in the past probably think you how this story probably turned out, and you'd be right: she had forgotten what password she used, and she wasn't entering the password correctly. The first line staff informed me that she was a habitual password forgetter. Every time she'd be forced to change her password (every 60-90 days, if I remember correctly), she'd forget the password that she'd changed it to... not just the first day after, but for several days thereafter. And she blamed the IT staff, thinking we were "messing with her password". :rolleyes:

    So... it's always IT's fault.
     
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  16. neutralhills

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    - AVG Free Antivirus
    - AVG Anti-Spyware
    - HiJackThis
     
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