Adware Infestation

rossored

Senior member
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Charting for Mac

http://www.beesoft.net/

http://www.trendsoft.com/

http://www.quickscreentrading.com/

http://www.linnsoft.com


I may be wrong but it's easier to say what runs on Mac than what runs exclusively on Windows. If it ain't above, it doesn't run on Mac.

Any Java-based or web-based app will run on Mac, as will TWS (although I think TWS only runs under PowerPC based systems at present and not the new Intel generation - best check with IB directly).

Alternatively, you can get hold of Parallels for £60, install XP onto that and run Mac OS X as the main OS (as I do), and charting/order input as required on XP. If you then use Windows purely for charting etc (as I do) and don't visit any websites, get any email or do anything else with Windows, you shouldn't suffer from any problems whatsoever. Personally I think that's the easiest solution for the time being.
 

nine

Senior member
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I'm not knocking macs (really). I had a Lisa and a couple of the first Macs released.

But spyware etc doesn't have to be a problem.

Run a decent free firewall, virus detector, and spyware scan on every machine with the virus detector on live and the scan every couple of days. Discourage trawling amongst Porn and Hackz / Crackz sites. Stop them downloading torrent software.

And you may never have a problem. I've got two teenagers; I support 4 machines on my home lan and the last problem I had was a torrent I downloaded. :eek:

The last line of defence is to use disk imaging. My latest motherboard has built in image backup and it takes 20 minutes to reload the C: drive if I'm suspicious of its behaviour. Before imaging it used to take me most of a day to rebuild my trading machine ... now it takes less than an hour including restoring everything I backed up since the last partition.

Try the CD based gparted and Clonezilla for such things at no cost :D

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q= GParted-Clonezilla+v2.0+LiveCD+ISO&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
 

jimmy1jag

Active member
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Thanks - It looks as if you have solved it for me. I ran Combofix and it looks at the moment as if it has cleared things up. Also like you the pc is running much better - no grinding hard-disk and IE behaving itself.

I deliberately went to sites where adware windows seemed to open previously and none appeared. I will monitor it over the next few days, but first signs are encouraging

Charlton

No worries. Hope all still running smoothly.

Follow the thread through, the seeker of help didn't get to the solution immediately. I used the ComboFix idea,which is the last suggestion made, and have just run it. My PC is now running better than it has done for months. I'll let you know if I have further probs or if it is still troublefree in a couple of days.

Hope this helps.

All still ok here.

As an aside, I had been trying for months to get rid of this thing using AntiVir, Zonealarm, various anti Spyware programs all to no avail. I couldn't work out what was causing the pop ups.

Anyway, it's sorted now.
 

Charlton

Experienced member
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No worries. Hope all still running smoothly.



All still ok here.

As an aside, I had been trying for months to get rid of this thing using AntiVir, Zonealarm, various anti Spyware programs all to no avail. I couldn't work out what was causing the pop ups.

Anyway, it's sorted now.
Yes

I can confirm that everything is running smoothly, Combofix is one I will certainly keep in my armoury and recommend to others

Thanks once again

Charlton
 
 
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