stopping porn sites

custom
April 28, 2006 at 04:47:48
Specs: windows xp media center, intel 3.0ghz/512MB ddr

hello,
i want porn sites to stop opening in my pc.
i tried enabling the content advisor settings but then normal sites like yahoo also stop opening.
i've also tried using different browsers like Mozilla and Opera,it doesn't work.
could someone suggest some other way to stop porn sites from opening on my pc.

Thanking You in advance.



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#1
April 28, 2006 at 06:18:14

The usual approach is to add sites to block into your HOSTS file.

Problem is, that's a moving target. There are probably new sites every day.

Several places have compiled lists which you can download and include in your HOSTS.

Try a search like this:

hosts file block porn sites


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#2
April 28, 2006 at 08:12:45

often they are also triggered by adware/malware on the browsing PC. what kind of security software do you use?

keep your PCs running smooth and strong by performing regular maintenance and anti-virus/anti-spyware scans. see my website for recommendations.


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#3
April 28, 2006 at 11:25:58

Download and run this free trial Webroot Spysweeper
Install it using the Standard Install option. (You will be asked for your e-mail address, it is safe to give it. If you receive alerts from your firewall, allow all activities for Spy Sweeper)

If your problems persist,use one of these free online scans which also offers removal.

Panda
BitDefender

If these steps have not removed the malware, then do the following.

Download Ewido then set it up this way Ewido Setup Instructions You will need this later in safe mode

Please download ATF-Cleaner to your desktop from this link
ATF-Cleaner You will need it later in safe mode

Next follow these directions to reboot into Safe Mode

Run Ewido and let it delete all that it finds.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Download Hijack This Here then place it into a folder of it's own, such as C:\HJT, so that back up copies can be made and not clutter your desktop or other folders and the backup copies of deleted items can be easily located if needed.

Once saved double click HijackThis.exe, and press "Scan". When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents into the text editorHere
Any entries that are definitely nasties, Run Hijackthis again and select "Do a system scan only", place a check by these entries.Close all open windows and browsers, and hit "Fix Checked".


This is a powerful tool that can crash your computer if used improperly so if your not sure, post those questionable entries here or wait for someone like "Jabuck" to ask you to post the entire log.


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#4
April 28, 2006 at 13:22:20

Maybe SpywareBlaster might be a plus too, as it will stop a lot of crud from getting into your computer in the first place.
If you install it, make sure you check it for the latest updates, and also click the "enable all protection" tab.

Strange thing for me here, as I updated my Hosts files. Now I notice that I cannot click my "backspace" bar here on Computing Net. For some reason, I have to click it 3 or 4 times for it to go back.... certainly has me baffled....

Before I would just click "backspace", and it would take me back to the main menu section here. Now I have to click it numerous times... No, I have not been drinkin' here, lol.


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#5
April 28, 2006 at 14:50:41

AVG Free, AD-Aware SE Personal, and Spybot-S&D

keep your PCs running smooth and strong by performing regular maintenance and anti-virus/anti-spyware scans. see my website for recommendations.


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#6
April 29, 2006 at 01:37:00

I suggest keeping it simple, all you need is a good Anti Virus, Internet Security and a minimum two different anti-spyware progs (ie: Spybot S&D)
Your pc is infected with something you can either download 1001 different programs that may or may not work or just format your hard drive reinstall Win Xp and start anew with what I said at the start of this post.

It's your pc do what you want, I'm just educating you.


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#7
April 29, 2006 at 15:39:24

... in fact SpyBot S&D has a hosts file feature which is worth invoking. You just add the latest version when you've got your latest SpyBot updates. Most dodgy porn sites are including in the hosts file.

DerekW


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#8
April 29, 2006 at 20:19:27

Webroot Spysweeper is garbage. Ad-Aware SE Personal v1.06, Spybot v1.4, CWShredder and Microsoft AntiSpyware / Windows Defender (all updated, of course) are ALL you need. This couldn't be more true. I've cleaned out dozens of PCs at our tech shop, ranging from systems that took 2 minutes to do the simplest things, to IE opening 10 times in the taskbar. Also, viruses can trigger websites as well. The most common spyware I've seen so far is 180Solutions.
As for anti-virus, Kaspersky v6.0 is _awesome_. Norton Anti-Virus is too much of a memory hog and isn't very good at protecting systems anyway. Don't waste your money on garbage. NOD32 is also very good. AVG is very good for being free, also. McAfee is good, too. I would recommend Kaspersky, though.
As for a software firewall, Outpost Firewall is the best. It's the first firewall program to support plugins. Windows Firewall is several years old and just not good enough, anymore. Viruses and spyware can easily disable it, anyway. M$ has no concept of security. 330 security fixes in a Service Pack, sheesh.
Also, consider getting a NAT router even if you only have 1 PC. The D-Link DI-604 is very popular, has support for XBox and has a lot of built-in filtering features which can potentially save you from installing software to do the same thing.
I hope this helps.

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#9
April 30, 2006 at 02:40:53

thanks a lot for ur replies


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#10
April 30, 2006 at 10:18:43

spysweeper is not garbage but freeware alternatives are just as good if not btter

keep your PCs running smooth and strong by performing regular maintenance and anti-virus/anti-spyware scans. see my website for recommendations.


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