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Tom Cutts
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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? Smile



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 Smile 33.6K modem. I ran the program in about 3 minutes.



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



Now they are gone Smile and, you know, I don’t really miss them. Smile



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.





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Michael Peterson
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Thanx Tom, you da man! Smile
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Thank you Tom, wonderful GIFT !!!!



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Tom Cutts
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Oops Smile I had that URL wrong.



It has been corrected.

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Cliff
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Thanks Tom, I found 7 on my system. I have passed on the info to my friends. Smile



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John Zander
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I had quite a few as well, I had no idea. Thanks a bunch for sharing Tom Smile I appreciate it.
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Dennis Michael
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I had 50 of them, No wonder I was getting so much email c**p. Thanks
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Jeff
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Thanks Tom, now I have a excuse for all this porn...Just kidding...



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Cliff
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Wish I'd thought of that Jeff. Smile
All the best

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Peter Marucci
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Many thanks, Tom; there were a whole bunch on mine.

I never even thought about it!

cheers,

Peter Marucci

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Bengi
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Thanx, Tom



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



Bengi Smile
Wiz
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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. Smile
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thanks Tom...... gotta give my puter an enema now!
Magnus
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Thanx tom! Smile
Lithix
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Another program that works well is SpywareSD (Search and Destroy)

It found like 62 on my comp - no wonder IE crashes all the time! Smile
Magnus
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You know, I have found 63 on my computer! Wow! Smile
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