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Corse
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      06-30-2004
I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't finding so
much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work with
Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?


Thanks,
Corse


 
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.BRIAN.
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      06-30-2004
On 6/29/2004 11:51 PM, Corse wrote:
> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't finding so
> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work with
> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
>
>


Ad-Aware scans your computer for files... not by working *with* your
browser

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Julian Knight
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      07-07-2004
From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:

> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't finding so
> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work with
> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Corse
>
>

Ah Hah!!

You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!

No IE = Less trash

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Courtney
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      07-07-2004
Julian Knight wrote:

> From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
>
>> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
>> finding so
>> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work
>> with
>> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
>> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Corse
>>
>>

> Ah Hah!!
>
> You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
>
> No IE = Less trash
>


Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out there.
Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to write it for?

If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be praising
the glorius days of IE.

courtney sends....
 
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Pun Krocker
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      07-07-2004
On this day, 07/Jul/04 18:27, Courtney said the following:
> Julian Knight wrote:
>
>> From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
>>
>>> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
>>> finding so
>>> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work
>>> with
>>> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
>>> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Corse
>>>
>>>

>> Ah Hah!!
>>
>> You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
>>
>> No IE = Less trash
>>

>
> Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
> written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out there.
> Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to write it for?
>
> If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be praising
> the glorius days of IE.
>
> courtney sends....


Partly true, but the M$ development team has done nothing about it, I am
sure the Moz team would be on the case a lot quicker



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Jim K
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      07-07-2004
Pun Krocker wrote:

> On this day, 07/Jul/04 18:27, Courtney said the following:
>
>> Julian Knight wrote:
>>
>>> From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
>>>
>>>> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
>>>> finding so
>>>> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't
>>>> work with
>>>> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd
>>>> like to
>>>> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Corse
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Ah Hah!!
>>>
>>> You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
>>>
>>> No IE = Less trash
>>>

>>
>> Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
>> written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out
>> there. Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to
>> write it for?
>>
>> If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be
>> praising the glorius days of IE.
>>
>> courtney sends....

>
>
> Partly true, but the M$ development team has done nothing about it, I am
> sure the Moz team would be on the case a lot quicker
>
>
>

The Mozilla team is already working on the issue about malicious XPI
files. See bug 241705
<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=241705>. A few malicious
XPI files are appearing, and the Mozilla team is already fixing that issue.

The M$ team is finally doing something about ActiveX in XP SP2, but they
waited for it to get bad. Of course, this does not even begin to cover
all of the other flaws in IE.
 
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Linda Leverno
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      07-09-2004
Fair Comment but don't let every one know.

Know wot I mean a all that stuff guv.
"Courtney" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Julian Knight wrote:
>
> > From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
> >
> >> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
> >> finding so
> >> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work
> >> with
> >> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like

to
> >> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Corse
> >>
> >>

> > Ah Hah!!
> >
> > You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
> >
> > No IE = Less trash
> >

>
> Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
> written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out there.
> Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to write it

for?
>
> If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be praising
> the glorius days of IE.
>
> courtney sends....



 
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