[24hoursupport] Controlling spam and spyware

  • From: spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: "24hr Help Desk" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 17:33:08 -0400

Here's a little information on controlling spam and spyware.

Mailwasher is an excellent Free mail previewer with the ability to
generate a bounce message back to spammers telling them your email
address does not exist.

And for the browser there is webwasher  Designed for use on clients and
for smaller-sized networks. WebWasher filters out unwanted advertising
and protects the surfer's privacy by filtering cookies, referer strings
and Web bugs.  Not related to mailwasher...

Ad-aware is the best free software around to remove spyware from your

IE-SPYAD is a Registry file (IE-ADS.REG) that adds a long list of known 
advertisers, marketers, and spyware pushers to the Restricted sites zone

of Internet Explorer. Once IE-ADS.REG is "merged" into your Registry, 
most direct marketers and spyware pushers will not be able to resort to 
their usual "tricks" (e.g., cookies, scripts, popups, et al) in order to

monitor and track your behavior while you surf the Net. 

Please note that IE-SPYAD will not block banner ads in Internet 
Explorer. What this Restricted sites list of known advertisers and 
spyware pushers will do however, is: 

stop obnoxious script-based popups that clutter your screen and force 
unwanted advertising on you;
block the cookies typically attached to banner ads and which are used to

monitor and track your travels around the Internet;
prevent the use of ActiveX, Java, and scripting -- active content 
that can be used to compromise your privacy and security;
protect you against auto-installing crapware from spyware pushers (e.g.,

BonziBuddy, Gator, Lop.com, et al) that can invade your system, monitor 
computer and Internet use, and trash your PC.

Get it at: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm#IESPYAD 
if you want to just go right to the file:

http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/ie-spyad.exe (self extracting)
http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/ie-spyad.zip (Zip format)


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