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    Smile Becoming a helper

    I have lurked the malware removal forum just to see how the process of malware removal works.

    There is a sticky posted regarding preliminary steps to take before starting a new thread and posting an HJT log. Within that thread are links to other help sites where you can learn to help others in this process. If one were to enter these programs and satisfactorally complete them is the individual committed to that forum or could he or she become a helper, warrior etc. in the Spybot help forums?

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    Hi there.

    It is always a pleasure to see a person's interest in becoming a malware fighter.

    Free training is given by volunteer teachers and usually it is an interactive educational program which requires some investment of your time and participation.

    Volunteers may be students, hold full time jobs or be retired, the common factor being a desire to help people and fight malware.

    Most graduates give back to the site they were trained at, and also help at other sites.

    Graduating does not mean one is given instant access to other forums, it is best to request admittance to a school in order to find out how this all works.

    Hope that helps and I wish you luck in this very rewarding field.
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    Tashi, can you give an idea how much time you have to invest, and how long it would take for an average student to graduate ?

    Greetz, Red.

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    Hello Red.

    At the schools I am familiar with, there is not a set time to finish the training, you can proceed at your own pace studying and digesting. How long the training lasts is entirely up to the individual's own progress. Edit: However, the purpose is to turn out Malware Fighters, and in a reasonable time frame.

    By investment of your time, I mean that once a trainee begins their practice logs, they should respond in a consistent manner.

    Just as you would do if helping a user clean up their computer.

    If you join one of the schools (only one to start off with), it will give you a better idea of your own knowledge and what you will need to learn from there on.

    Hope that helps.
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    Hello Tashi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have not noticed an FAQ or other method of asking to request being considered to be trained by Safer personel?

    Is there some way to do this or are the links you have provided the preferred method?

    Thanks

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    Hi there.

    Sorry, we do not run a training school here, it is a very time consuming project.

    Some websites that host training facilities and are members of UNITE. In no particular order.

    What the Tech Classroom
    Tech Support Academy
    Spyware Info Forum
    Geeks to Go-GeekU

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    Tashi, thank you for the info and links

    Greetz, Red.

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    Tashi

    As Red has already said thanks for the links.

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    You are welcome, good luck!
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    Dear Tashi

    The information you provided was very usefull But right now I can't take a decision because I recently got a new job/function at my company, and that will take a lot of time from me for the next few month as well.

    Sometimes I would like to be a student again, and have the time I had then

    Greetz, Red.

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