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Topic: Be Aware of Spyware
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Nov 23, 2001 12:30AM)
Given that we are all cruisers of the Web, I thought I would pass on some information to you all.

I recently got a lesson on spyware, little programs that attach themselves to your computer when you go to free hosted sites (nothing is free). These programs track your activity on the web and sell your activity history to spammers. Can you say invasion of privacy? :angry:

There is a free download on c/net called Adaware which clears this stuff out of your computer. I logged on and down loaded it in less than five minutes at :snail: 33.6K modem. I ran the program in about 3 minutes.

It found 37 different spyware files that were at work in my computer! :fruity:

Now they are gone :comply: and, you know, I donít really miss them. :phhhhhht:

I recommend that everyone clear out their system. There is even a program with the Adaware download that can be used to alert you when spyware is attemptung to attach itself to your computer.

My little Christmas present to everyone here at The Magic Cafe

Go to http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10000.html?tag=sb

search: adaware.


Tom Cutts

Publisher, AM/PM

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Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Nov 23, 2001 09:30AM)
Thanx Tom, you da man! :bigdance:
Message: Posted by: Magicman0323 (Nov 23, 2001 09:38AM)
Thank you Tom, wonderful GIFT !!!!

Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Nov 23, 2001 04:08PM)
Oops :crazydude: I had that URL wrong.

It has been corrected.

Message: Posted by: Cliff (Nov 24, 2001 12:13PM)
Thanks Tom, I found 7 on my system. I have passed on the info to my friends. :wavey:


All the best

Message: Posted by: John Zander (Nov 24, 2001 03:43PM)
I had quite a few as well, I had no idea. Thanks a bunch for sharing Tom :wavey: I appreciate it.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Nov 25, 2001 04:40AM)
I had 50 of them, No wonder I was getting so much email c**p. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Nov 25, 2001 06:27AM)
Thanks Tom, now I have a excuse for all this porn...Just kidding...

Message: Posted by: Cliff (Nov 25, 2001 06:52AM)
Wish I'd thought of that Jeff. :blush:
Message: Posted by: Bengi (Nov 25, 2001 09:30PM)
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Nov 26, 2001 02:56AM)
Many thanks, Tom; there were a whole bunch on mine.

I never even thought about it!


Peter Marucci

Message: Posted by: Bengi (Nov 30, 2001 10:29AM)
Thanx, Tom

I found 44 on mine yesterday, and 4 more today!!!

Bengi :rolleyes:
Message: Posted by: Wiz (Dec 1, 2001 09:24PM)
I too have Ad-aware on my computer. As yet, it hasn't found any so-called 'syware' programs. But then I rarely d/load freeware programs that may contain such add-ons. ;)
Message: Posted by: bigjoeblue (Dec 21, 2001 10:44AM)
thanks Tom...... gotta give my puter an enema now!
Message: Posted by: Magnus (Oct 23, 2002 09:45PM)
Thanx tom! :bat:
Message: Posted by: Lithix (Oct 24, 2002 12:27AM)
Another program that works well is SpywareSD (Search and Destroy)

It found like 62 on my comp - no wonder IE crashes all the time! :bat:
Message: Posted by: Magnus (Oct 24, 2002 07:41AM)
You know, I have found 63 on my computer! Wow! :angry: