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Fwd: Tourbus - 30 May 04 - New Spybot

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  • Mary Arthur
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    Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2004
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      > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      > TOURBUS Volume 9, Number 49 -- 30 May 2004
      > T h e I n t e r n e t T o u r B u s \___/
      > Visit the Tourbus Home Page at http://www.TOURBUS.com !
      >
      > TODAY'S TOURBUS TOPIC: New Spybot

      > New Version of Spybot Search & Destroy
      > Audience: All PC users running older versions of Spybot
      > -------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Several of your fellow passengers asked me to announce that a new
      > version of Spybot Search & Destroy is now available. Spybot Search &
      > Destroy is one of the two, free spyware removal tools that I *HIGHLY*
      > recommend for PC users. The other is LavaSoft's Ad-Aware 6. In fact,
      > I routinely scan my PC with Ad-Aware and then with Spybot Search &
      > Destroy just to be extra careful/paranoid.
      >
      > Now for the bad news: If you installed Spybot Search & Destroy any
      > time prior to last Monday, your version is no longer supported. No
      > more application updates, no more host file updates, no more detection
      > updates. Nothing. Your version of Spybot has been abandoned in place.
      >
      > How can you tell what version of Spybot you're running? Just open the
      > program and then go to Help > About. [You can also right-click on
      > your SpybotSD.exe file, choose Properties, and click on the Version
      > tab.] If you're running version 1.2 or earlier, you need to upgrade
      > to the latest version, version 1.3.
      >
      > It gets worse. Rumor has it there isn't an easy way to upgrade to the
      > latest version of Spybot Search & Destroy short of uninstalling your
      > old version and then downloading and installing the new version. So,
      > if you have Spybot Search & Destroy and want to upgrade to version 1.3,
      >
      > 1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel [or Start > Control
      > Panel in XP]
      >
      > 2. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs
      >
      > 3. Click on Spybot in the list of currently installed programs
      >
      > 4. Click on the Remove button
      >
      > Once you uninstall the old version of Spybot Search & Destroy, you
      > need to download and install the new version. Fortunately, there are
      > dozens of mirror sites around the world from which you can download
      > Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3. Fred Langa recently recommended
      >
      > http://majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
      >
      > and that's good enough for me. Click on a download site at the top of
      > the page [look for the flags]. This should automatically download
      > spybotSD13.exe to your computer. The file is 4.15 Mb in size, so
      > it'll probably take a little over 10 minutes to download over the
      > fastest dial-up connection. As I am fond of saying [and often
      > forgetting when standing in line at Disneyland], patience is a virtue.
      >
      > The rest of the process is self-explanatory, but if you'd like to see
      > a step-by-step tutorial of how to install and use Spybot Search &
      > Destroy, just head on over to
      >
      > http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=tutorial
      >
      > If you'd like to learn more about Ad-Aware 6, the other spyware tool
      > that I highly recommend for PC users, check out my February 16, 2003,
      > post at
      >
      > http://listserv.aol.com/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0302C&L=tourbus&P=R2
      >
      > Finally, if you are a Mac user who is concerned about spyware, check
      > out
      >
      > http://macscan.securemac.com/
      >
      > I hope this helps!
      >
      >
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