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Old 12-03-2004, 07:40 PM
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I am on XP where do I find this firewall?
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:43 PM
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Download Ad aware. It's free from Lavasoft. Dialers are for ads. They slow your puter down. Once you have ad aware, run it, and you'll be amazed how much garbage is on your computer. It usually runs faster too.

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go to Control Panel > Network Connections, and right click your internet connection. Click properties, then advanced. There is a check box to enable the Windows firewall.
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running Ad Aware as I type this. Will check out the firewall too.
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www.lavasoftusa.com = adaware
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O.K. Ad Aware came up with a LOT of files. Do you guys simply delete them all??
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The firewall was already on.
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dude, listen to a man who does this chit every day. get the yahoo tool and run it. its free. and a 30 second download.
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yes, blow away all the files that you find.
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Some of these spyware programs are actually spyware themselves...
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