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About every three or four months my neighbor asks me to come over to repair his computer which takes nearly a minute to open and close software and freezes. While checking his hosts file I found hundreds of lists leading to porn sites that had taken over his computer. After cleaning up his computer and getting it to run properly, I enabled GoogleSafe search on all his browsers. S24 What do think the odds are he will call me back because he can't access his favorite websites?
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#2
He's addicted, beyond doubt. Its like alcoholism.

Have you told him exactly what is causing all this, and what he can do to stop all this from occurring?
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#3
I never said anything, just put on SafeSearch and locked it so it can't be removed.
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#4
Well, if he comes back to you as you think, you are going to have to explain what you did, and why. This should be interesting. S18

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#5
He's a friend and a pretty decent guy, and seventy-six years old, I'm not going to say anything to him. He's clueless when it comes to computers. He also used to be a pro hockey player, but never made the major leagues.
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#6
You might need to run a registry scan. Not all antivirus programs scan the registry. Norton Utilities 16 does. Malware Bytes Premium does, too. Also, I was still getting some unwanted pop-up ads until I uninstalled my browser, Google Chrome, then re-installed a clear version. So there are some trojans that will add junk to your browser files. And if you are aware your computer has been co-opted by any alien intrusion, then after you fix it, you need to go through and change every single password.
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#7
Did you use the MS Fix it? It's great for Windows 7.

Expand on the Windows 7 link
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JL Wrote:Have you told him exactly what is causing all this, and what he can do to stop all this from occurring?
How do you know where porn addiction comes from? And how to stop it?
(I'd be glad to know it myself, for personal purpose) S2
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#9
I used Malwarebytes, MS Fixit, CCleaner and Spybot Search & Destroy.
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#10
MB,

If you ever broach the subject with your neighbor, and I don't know how it works in Canada ... but here just visiting certain sites can possibly get you prosecuted as a sex offender. One thing to screw up your computer, quite another to screw up your life.
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#11
You live in Saudi Arabia or not far?
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(05-03-2015, 06:15 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: You live in Saudi Arabia or not far?

No Fred. And I won't go into the lurid details, but under state and probably some federal statutes, some 'content' is illegal. If you produce it ... it's 'trafficking' ... if you distribute it ... it's 'trafficking' ... and if you even access it ... you can be prosecuted as being involved as a consumer in 'trafficking'. The behavior has been described here as an 'addiction' ... and as with any addiction, it can easily lead to some very dark and perilous places. I'm sure you view porn as harmless fun ... and maybe it is ... right up until you click on the wrong website. And then, suddenly, it's not.
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#13
Nothing to worry about these were simply the free to look at sites,
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#14
Well, there are enough dirty porn stuff around to understand that there should be some limit to production, distribution and access. I agree with that.
But freedom must be respected too.

IMO there is a big difference between watching what's coming to you for free and paying for it. Because as soon as you pay, you participate actively in the production and in the making of immoral acts.
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(05-07-2015, 05:56 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: Well, there are enough dirty porn stuff around to understand that there should be some limit to production, distribution and access. I agree with that.
But freedom must be respected too.

IMO there is a big difference between watching what's coming to you for free and paying for it. Because as soon as you pay, you participate actively in the production and in the making of immoral acts.

fred, I said I wouldn't get into the lurid details ... but ... the illegal content that I was referencing involves the exploitation of children ... not retail smut. If you access this stuff, even if you don't pay for it, you are involved in the crime. People that run foul of this get prosecuted. The pay stuff is cut and dried. But there is other "free access" stuff tucked away out there. Regardless of whether you are actively partaking or if you just hit the wrong link, you can find yourself in a world of hurt in a hurry. And the penalties are serious and life lasting. And frankly, it's very unlikely to 'stumble' onto these sites unless you are doing some fairly specific searches or have information from individuals who direct you to them. People delude themselves into thinking that the virtual world holds no perils ... or 'real' consequences. The consequences may not be as immediate as venturing down a "real world" dark alley ... or stepping over a real log with a real rattlesnake behind it. The consequences may not be immediate but the jeopardy is still very real. I'm not talking about morality or immorality ... I'm talking about the some very specific laws. And there is no 'freedom' (respected or otherwise) that permits the commission of a crime. And if that reeks of Saudi extremism ... too bad.
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#16
If you are talking about pedophile content, then I agree. I don't search for porn very often, but as every men I have done it. I never had view on children, but some adds were on the boundaries. I didn't click them but it's possible that there were someting worse behind.
I agree that it's difficult to access pedophile porn by mistake.

But I was talking about toher things which we see often in the porn world, which could/should/may be illegal in some states. Things showing degradation of the human being, violence or deranged acts which could urge others to do the same.
With these things it's much less obvious to decide what should and what should not be permited.

In most modern countries there is no limitation other than minimum age. But I think it should be. otherzise we create a sick society.
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#17
We agree fred. My point is that that 'mistake' you mention can be far more costly than most people ever imagine ... regardless of their intent.
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