How do I remove spyware

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Zork, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Zork

    Zork Guest

    I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.

    I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like perfectnav
     
    Zork, Dec 27, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    Brian H¹©, Dec 27, 2003
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    Soup Guest

    Zork wrote:
    > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    >
    > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like
    > perfectnav


    Spybot seems to do well on spyware,

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    and it's free.

    AFAIK Ad-Aware "only" deals with adware not spyware.
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    Soup, Dec 27, 2003
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    Puzzled Guest

    "Soup" <> wrote in message
    news:HnoHb.7345$...
    > Zork wrote:
    > > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    > >
    > > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like
    > > perfectnav

    >
    > Spybot seems to do well on spyware,
    >
    > http://www.safer-networking.org/
    >

    No matter which program you use, beware NewDotNet files. Don't let your
    programs delete this program; rather use the newdotnet program's uninstall
    file. Otherwise you could wind up with more problems than you can handle!
     
    Puzzled, Dec 28, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 20:56:06 -0500, Puzzled wrote:

    >
    >"Soup" <> wrote in message
    >news:HnoHb.7345$...
    >> Zork wrote:
    >> > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    >> >
    >> > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like
    >> > perfectnav

    >>
    >> Spybot seems to do well on spyware,
    >>
    >> http://www.safer-networking.org/
    >>

    >No matter which program you use, beware NewDotNet files. Don't let your
    >programs delete this program; rather use the newdotnet program's uninstall
    >file. Otherwise you could wind up with more problems than you can handle!


    NewDotNet is in SpywareBlaster's database.

    "NewDotNet may install silently, and gains revenue for its manufacturer by
    adding what appear to be extra top-level domains (actually provided by the
    plug-in).

    Weblink for more information:

    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/NewDotNet.html, which states:

    "Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware 6 also remove NewDotNet."

    "It also helps to keep all three programs updated, BTW."

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    Mara, Dec 28, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    Download, update and use *all* of the following:

    Spybot Search & Destroy
    http://spybot.eon.net.au/
    http://www.safer-networking.org/
    SpyBot S&D guide
    http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~network/spybot/

    Ad-Aware
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

    Spyware Blaster
    http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    http://www.net-integration.net/tools/spywareblaster.html

    CWShredder
    http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
    http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip


    On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 22:12:48 GMT, in
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    Zork scrawled:

    >I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    >
    >I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like perfectnav
    >


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    Gerry O Guest

    Yeah ad-aware is sneaky, I had it installed and I monitored it on my
    computer ports and when it got updates zone alarm went off and I
    recorded it sending all the information from my computer to
    lavasoft.de in Germany, what are those Germans up to?

    Gerry


    Mara <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 20:56:06 -0500, Puzzled wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Soup" <> wrote in message
    > >news:HnoHb.7345$...
    > >> Zork wrote:
    > >> > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    > >> >
    > >> > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like
    > >> > perfectnav
    > >>
    > >> Spybot seems to do well on spyware,
    > >>
    > >> http://www.safer-networking.org/
    > >>

    > >No matter which program you use, beware NewDotNet files. Don't let your
    > >programs delete this program; rather use the newdotnet program's uninstall
    > >file. Otherwise you could wind up with more problems than you can handle!

    >
    > NewDotNet is in SpywareBlaster's database.
    >
    > "NewDotNet may install silently, and gains revenue for its manufacturer by
    > adding what appear to be extra top-level domains (actually provided by the
    > plug-in).
    >
    > Weblink for more information:
    >
    > http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/NewDotNet.html, which states:
    >
    > "Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware 6 also remove NewDotNet."
    >
    > "It also helps to keep all three programs updated, BTW."
     
    Gerry O, Dec 28, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    (Gerry O) wrote in
    news::

    > Yeah ad-aware is sneaky, I had it installed and I monitored it on
    > my computer ports and when it got updates zone alarm went off and
    > I recorded it sending all the information from my computer to
    > lavasoft.de in Germany, what are those Germans up to?
    >
    > Gerry


    Like any program that has to update, the companys site has to know what
    updates you need.

    I've used Ad-Aware for many years and have never had a problem with it.
    (Re: http://makeashorterlink.com/?M108617E6)

    > Mara <> wrote in message
    > news:<>...
    >> On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 20:56:06 -0500, Puzzled wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> >"Soup" <> wrote in message
    >> >news:HnoHb.7345$...
    >> >> Zork wrote:
    >> >> > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go
    >> >> > to...like perfectnav
    >> >>
    >> >> Spybot seems to do well on spyware,
    >> >>
    >> >> http://www.safer-networking.org/
    >> >>
    >> >No matter which program you use, beware NewDotNet files. Don't
    >> >let your programs delete this program; rather use the newdotnet
    >> >program's uninstall file. Otherwise you could wind up with more
    >> >problems than you can handle!

    >>
    >> NewDotNet is in SpywareBlaster's database.
    >>
    >> "NewDotNet may install silently, and gains revenue for its
    >> manufacturer by adding what appear to be extra top-level domains
    >> (actually provided by the plug-in).
    >>
    >> Weblink for more information:
    >>
    >> http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/NewDotNet.html, which states:
    >>
    >> "Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware 6 also remove NewDotNet."
    >>
    >> "It also helps to keep all three programs updated, BTW."
     
    Boomer, Dec 28, 2003
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    Gerry O Guest

    I wouldn't use ad-aware because they act like a spyware program and
    steal personal information from your computer. They were even kicked
    out of COAST (Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors) but
    posted on their website that they quit, which is obviously a lie,
    because supposely they started it.

    Gerry
    Mara <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 20:56:06 -0500, Puzzled wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Soup" <> wrote in message
    > >news:HnoHb.7345$...
    > >> Zork wrote:
    > >> > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    > >> >
    > >> > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like
    > >> > perfectnav
    > >>
    > >> Spybot seems to do well on spyware,
    > >>
    > >> http://www.safer-networking.org/
    > >>

    > >No matter which program you use, beware NewDotNet files. Don't let your
    > >programs delete this program; rather use the newdotnet program's uninstall
    > >file. Otherwise you could wind up with more problems than you can handle!

    >
    > NewDotNet is in SpywareBlaster's database.
    >
    > "NewDotNet may install silently, and gains revenue for its manufacturer by
    > adding what appear to be extra top-level domains (actually provided by the
    > plug-in).
    >
    > Weblink for more information:
    >
    > http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/NewDotNet.html, which states:
    >
    > "Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware 6 also remove NewDotNet."
    >
    > "It also helps to keep all three programs updated, BTW."
     
    Gerry O, Dec 28, 2003
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  10. Zork

    °Mike° Guest

    Where's your proof of these allegations?


    On 27 Dec 2003 22:46:26 -0800, in
    <>
    Gerry O scrawled:

    >I wouldn't use ad-aware because they act like a spyware program and
    >steal personal information from your computer. They were even kicked
    >out of COAST (Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors) but
    >posted on their website that they quit, which is obviously a lie,
    >because supposely they started it.
    >
    >Gerry
    >Mara <> wrote in message news:<>...
    >> On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 20:56:06 -0500, Puzzled wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> >"Soup" <> wrote in message
    >> >news:HnoHb.7345$...
    >> >> Zork wrote:
    >> >> > I have Ad-Aware.....but it doesnt help too much.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I occasioanlly get directed to pages to I dont wanna go to...like
    >> >> > perfectnav
    >> >>
    >> >> Spybot seems to do well on spyware,
    >> >>
    >> >> http://www.safer-networking.org/
    >> >>
    >> >No matter which program you use, beware NewDotNet files. Don't let your
    >> >programs delete this program; rather use the newdotnet program's uninstall
    >> >file. Otherwise you could wind up with more problems than you can handle!

    >>
    >> NewDotNet is in SpywareBlaster's database.
    >>
    >> "NewDotNet may install silently, and gains revenue for its manufacturer by
    >> adding what appear to be extra top-level domains (actually provided by the
    >> plug-in).
    >>
    >> Weblink for more information:
    >>
    >> http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/NewDotNet.html, which states:
    >>
    >> "Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware 6 also remove NewDotNet."
    >>
    >> "It also helps to keep all three programs updated, BTW."


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    Mara Guest

    On 27 Dec 2003 22:24:12 -0800, Gerry O wrote:

    >Yeah ad-aware is sneaky, I had it installed and I monitored it on my
    >computer ports and when it got updates zone alarm went off and I
    >recorded it sending all the information from my computer to
    >lavasoft.de in Germany, what are those Germans up to?


    That is a problem with Zonealarm, not with Adaware. Or did you think that
    AdAware could download updates without contacting a server? Or that your browser
    could connect without opening a port to do so? How about your e-mail client? Do
    you think it receives your mail through a closed port? Or do you think ZA is the
    best _software_ firewall out there?

    "That's why people "in the know" don't run ZA anymore."

    >Mara <> wrote in message news:<>...

    <snip>
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    Mara, Dec 28, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    On 28 Dec 2003 06:35:15 GMT, Boomer wrote:

    > (Gerry O) wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> Yeah ad-aware is sneaky, I had it installed and I monitored it on
    >> my computer ports and when it got updates zone alarm went off and
    >> I recorded it sending all the information from my computer to
    >> lavasoft.de in Germany, what are those Germans up to?
    >>
    >> Gerry

    >
    >Like any program that has to update, the companys site has to know what
    >updates you need.


    Yes, it does - and it has to open a port to connect, which the software firewall
    has to allow. Gerry doesn't seem to know the basics of how things work.

    "With approximately 17 posts under his belt, that's no great surprise. Frankly,
    I suspect a sock, but I could just be a bit paranoid, considering the time of
    year."

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    Mara, Dec 28, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    On 27 Dec 2003 22:46:26 -0800, Gerry O wrote:

    >Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors


    Ah yes - the makers of Pest Patrol, Window Washer, and Spyware Eliminator. All
    of which seem to be only recommended by their respective companies. Let's just
    take one of these companies and see how ethical they are, shall we?

    http://tinyurl.com/2funq
    http://tinyurl.com/24wl5

    Hmmm. That doesn't look too good, does it? Well then, how about Window Washer?
    http://tinyurl.com/38f7v
    http://tinyurl.com/2qsqe

    There's no real need to look up pest Patrol - the results will be the same;
    either the company is spamming, or has affiliates spamming for them. hardly
    companies to trust, now are they? Note Rule #2 and corollaries.

    Rule #0: Spam is theft.
    Angel's Commentary: Spammers believe it's okay to steal a little
    bit from each person on the Internet at once.
    Rule #1: Spammers lie.
    Russell's Admonition: Always assume that there is a measurable
    chance that the entity you are dealing with is a spammer.
    Lexical Contradiction: Spammers will redefine any term in order to
    disguise their abuse of Internet resources.
    Sharp's Corollary: Spammers attempt to re-define "spamming" as that
    which they do not do.
    Finnell's Corollary: Spammers define "remove" as "validate."
    Rule #2: If a spammer seems to be telling the truth, see Rule #1.
    Crissman's Corollary: A spammer, when caught, blames his victims.
    -> Proposal currently laying without action:
    Moore's Corollary: Spammer's lies are seldom questioned by
    mainstream media.
    Rule #3: Spammers are stupid.
    Krueger's Corollary: Spammer lies are really stupid.
    Pickett's Commentary: Spammer lies are boring.
    Russell's Corollary: Never underestimate the stupidity of spammers.
    Spinosa's Corollary: Spammers assume everybody is more stupid than
    themselves.
    Spammer's Standard of Discourse: Threats and intimidation trump
    facts and logic.
    -> New Proposal awaiting discussion/vote:
    James' Axioms of Spammers' Beliefs:
    1. Bandwidth is infinite. It possible for infinite messages to
    occupy the same box at the same time.
    2. The less value a message has, the more people want to see it.
    3. The more someone is offended, the more likely they are to buy.
    4. Reward is inversely proportional to the work done to earn it.
    Rule #4: The natural course of a spamming business is to go bankrupt.

    Rules-Keeper Shaffer's Refrain:
    Spammers routinely prove the Rules of Spam are valid.

    "Nuff said."

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    Mara, Dec 28, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 07:23:25 +0000, °Mike° wrote:

    >Where's your proof of these allegations?


    See my reply as to why AdAware quit COAST. :)

    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8144

    Note: Lavasoft _started_ COAST.

    From: Texas
    Status: Offline

    Lavasoft: Worst Practices – Why we have decided to leave COAST Post #1 of 5

    Sorry for the long read...from Lavasoftnews.com

    Worst Practices – Why we have decided to leave COAST

    Michael A. Wood - VP Sales/Lavasoft COAST Representative

    Nicolas Stark Computing AB (Lavasoft) announces that we will no longer tolerate,
    support, or participate in the COAST (Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology
    Vendors) organization. The current leadership’s overt agenda to concentrate on
    revenue generation flies in the face of the spirit of the original mission
    Lavasoft set forth when we founded COAST. Not only do their current efforts shed
    a bad light on COAST, but also reflect badly on the entire anti-trackware
    industry.

    To understand our decision to leave the organization we founded, you will need
    to understand what COAST was intended to be and why we started it in the first
    place.

    Over the last two years we have become increasingly concerned about the obvious
    problems with overall standards and the unethical behavior of many new entrants
    to the anti-trackware industry. Nicolas Stark began the Ad-aware project in
    direct response to the security industry’s inability/refusal to address on-line
    Privacy and aggressive advertising issues. The goal then as it is now is to
    provide a means to inform the user of what has been installed on their systems,
    to enable them to remove said content at their choice, and to bring pressure on
    the advertising/software industry to change the way they do business.

    It was expected and inevitable that the popularity and success of Ad-aware would
    cause others to see an opportunity and join the industry. This is just simple
    economics and is the way all industries begin and later, grow. What we have
    found both extremely disturbing and to be a great disappointment is that most of
    those who chose to enter the anti-trackware industry have not had the fortitude
    or desire to adhere to the standards we have set from the beginning. They see
    potential sales and revenue as the goal of their existence rather than embracing
    the causes of consumer reporting, ethical advertising, and social change.

    In June of 2003, we began what has become known as COAST (The Consortium of
    Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors). Our goal was to bring together a group of
    industry leaders to formulate detection/definition standards, a code of ethical
    conduct, consumer education, and an easily accessible place where everyone could
    come to find information about companies and applications that adhere to the
    highest standards of public service.

    Implicit in our original mandate was that COAST would also provide software
    developers with a centralized resource for contacting anti-trackware vendors
    directly to discover exactly why their applications were detected and what they
    would be required to change in order to be removed from each vendor’s database.
    We held and still hold that this process is part of each vendor member’s basic
    responsibilities as an anti-trackware developer.

    These ideals have become corrupt and distorted by the organization we first
    founded with the highest expectations and not because we became a party to them,
    but because we did not choose our partners wisely. What started as an idea with
    only the noblest of intentions has degenerated into a commercialistic quagmire
    where sources of funding have become a priority and the ideals Lavasoft
    represents an impediment to their enrichment at the expense of both new entrants
    to the industry and the companies represented in our collective databases.

    How is charging an emerging anti-trackware developer $2,500.00/year or a large
    software development company up to $5,000.00/year just to join COAST equitable
    or even fair. The current Consortium plan is to have software developers (makers
    of applications the industry has added to their collective databases) apply and
    pay to join, then to charge them a certification fee to review their separate
    applications. This we vehemently argued and voted against to no avail. The only
    possible benefit of this system is that the COAST organization is enriched
    rather than to do what it was meant to do. We hold that COAST does not need to
    charge exorbitant rates for membership to effectively perform its mandate nor
    will we stand by and accept what they are trying to do without doing what we do
    best; fighting to protect the public from unethical behavior whether it be in
    the applications we detect or in those we associate with.

    Not only do the other vendor members of COAST focus their collective attention
    on revenue streams, some also engage in some of the worst practices that
    Lavasoft was first conceived to fight against. We have attempted to force them
    to realize the error of their ways and to get COAST back on the right track, but
    it has become obvious that they neither value our counsel nor do they see it as
    relevant to their current goals.

    We will not be associated with companies that see the reporting of unsolicited
    commercial e-mail, illegal use of registered trademarks in advertising, and
    theft of intellectual property as inconveniences rather than actionable
    offenses. They have chosen to focus on commercial advantage (though COAST is a
    registered Non-Profit) rather than to understand the larger implications of what
    they are doing or to act decisively and collectively to present a unified front
    to the advertising industry. They either will not or are not competent enough to
    investigate fully those they would ask to become members or take the time to
    realize that unethical behavior of any member reflects directly on all members
    and makes the effort useless at the very least.

    In light of the failure of COAST to place the end user in the forefront of their
    thinking and because they have decided to concentrate on revenue streams and
    process, we are announcing our rejection of their goals as detrimental to the
    causes of on-line Privacy and advertising ethics. We will not allow our message
    and mission to become derailed by anyone. Be they our industry competitors or
    advertising giants makes no difference. Too often we are told that there is no
    right or wrong, only shades of gray. This article is meant to put the industry
    on notice that Lavasoft will not be intimidated, coerced, or persuaded that we
    need to go along to get along. There is a right way to do things and compromise
    is not an acceptable method. You either do what you say you will do, do it well,
    or you stop doing it.

    "Spammy behavior, in other words. No big surprise."

    >On 27 Dec 2003 22:46:26 -0800, in
    > <>
    > Gerry O scrawled:


    <snip>

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    Mara, Dec 28, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 05:42:04 -0600, in
    <>
    Mara scrawled:

    >On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 07:23:25 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >
    >>Where's your proof of these allegations?

    >
    >See my reply as to why AdAware quit COAST. :)
    >
    >http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8144


    I know why Ad-Aware quit, and also that they started COAST; I just
    wanted Gerry O to back up his ludicrous claims.

    Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors Accepts Lavasoft Resignation
    http://www.lavasoft.de/news/20031216.shtml

    Worst Practices - Why we have decided to leave COAST
    http://www.lavasoft.de/news/20031216.shtml


    <huge snip>

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    °Mike°, Dec 28, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:26:00 +0000, °Mike° wrote:

    >On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 05:42:04 -0600, in
    > <>
    > Mara scrawled:
    >
    >>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 07:23:25 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >>
    >>>Where's your proof of these allegations?

    >>
    >>See my reply as to why AdAware quit COAST. :)
    >>
    >>http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8144

    >
    >I know why Ad-Aware quit, and also that they started COAST; I just
    >wanted Gerry O to back up his ludicrous claims.


    I hope you brought a book to read or a movie to watch while you're waiting. :-Þ

    >Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors Accepts Lavasoft Resignation
    >http://www.lavasoft.de/news/20031216.shtml
    >
    >Worst Practices - Why we have decided to leave COAST
    >http://www.lavasoft.de/news/20031216.shtml
    >
    >
    ><huge snip>


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    Mara, Dec 28, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 06:33:28 -0600, in
    <>
    Mara scrawled:

    >On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:26:00 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 05:42:04 -0600, in
    >> <>
    >> Mara scrawled:
    >>
    >>>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 07:23:25 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Where's your proof of these allegations?
    >>>
    >>>See my reply as to why AdAware quit COAST. :)
    >>>
    >>>http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8144

    >>
    >>I know why Ad-Aware quit, and also that they started COAST; I just
    >>wanted Gerry O to back up his ludicrous claims.

    >
    >I hope you brought a book to read or a movie to watch while you're waiting. :-Þ


    I won't be waiting, nor holding my breath. :)

    >>Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors Accepts Lavasoft Resignation
    >>http://www.lavasoft.de/news/20031216.shtml


    Here's the correct url for the COAST link, above. D'oh!
    http://www.coast-info.org/lavaresign.htm


    >>Worst Practices - Why we have decided to leave COAST
    >>http://www.lavasoft.de/news/20031216.shtml
    >>
    >>
    >><huge snip>


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    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    °Mike°, Dec 28, 2003
    #17
  18. Zork

    Boomer Guest

    Mara <> wrote in
    news::

    > On 28 Dec 2003 06:35:15 GMT, Boomer wrote:
    >
    >> (Gerry O) wrote in
    >>news::
    >>
    >>> Yeah ad-aware is sneaky, I had it installed and I monitored it
    >>> on my computer ports and when it got updates zone alarm went off
    >>> and I recorded it sending all the information from my computer
    >>> to lavasoft.de in Germany, what are those Germans up to?
    >>>
    >>> Gerry

    >>
    >>Like any program that has to update, the companys site has to know
    >>what updates you need.

    >
    > Yes, it does - and it has to open a port to connect, which the
    > software firewall has to allow. Gerry doesn't seem to know the
    > basics of how things work.
    >
    > "With approximately 17 posts under his belt, that's no great
    > surprise. Frankly, I suspect a sock, but I could just be a bit
    > paranoid, considering the time of year."


    Agreed.
     
    Boomer, Dec 28, 2003
    #18
  19. °Mike° <> writes:

    > On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 06:33:28 -0600, in
    > <>
    > Mara scrawled:
    >
    >>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:26:00 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 05:42:04 -0600, in
    >>> <>
    >>> Mara scrawled:
    >>>
    >>>>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 07:23:25 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Where's your proof of these allegations?
    >>>>
    >>>>See my reply as to why AdAware quit COAST. :)
    >>>>
    >>>>http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8144
    >>>
    >>>I know why Ad-Aware quit, and also that they started COAST; I just
    >>>wanted Gerry O to back up his ludicrous claims.

    >>
    >>I hope you brought a book to read or a movie to watch while you're
    >>waiting. :-Þ

    >
    > I won't be waiting, nor holding my breath.


    Gerry is another specimen of trollus doltus insentientus, and is
    spouting his "Ad-Aware is spyware" rant in alt.comp.freeware as
    well. Apparently, Ad-Aware is not to be trusted because is not US
    software, and all malware is from countries other than the
    US. Someone's been overdosing on FoxNews, by the sounds of things.

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    Max Quordlepleen, Dec 28, 2003
    #19
  20. Zork

    Boomer Guest

    Max Quordlepleen <> wrote in
    news::

    > °Mike° <> writes:
    >
    >> On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 06:33:28 -0600, in
    >> <>
    >> Mara scrawled:
    >>
    >>>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:26:00 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 05:42:04 -0600, in
    >>>> <>
    >>>> Mara scrawled:
    >>>>
    >>>>>On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 07:23:25 +0000, °Mike° wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Where's your proof of these allegations?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>See my reply as to why AdAware quit COAST. :)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8144
    >>>>
    >>>>I know why Ad-Aware quit, and also that they started COAST; I just
    >>>>wanted Gerry O to back up his ludicrous claims.
    >>>
    >>>I hope you brought a book to read or a movie to watch while you're
    >>>waiting. :-Þ

    >>
    >> I won't be waiting, nor holding my breath.

    >
    > Gerry is another specimen of trollus doltus insentientus, and is
    > spouting his "Ad-Aware is spyware" rant in alt.comp.freeware as
    > well. Apparently, Ad-Aware is not to be trusted because is not US
    > software, and all malware is from countries other than the
    > US. Someone's been overdosing on FoxNews, by the sounds of things.


    I noticed that. Posted this, http://makeashorterlink.com/?M108617E6,
    in a prior message. He's even bee over at alt.atheism spewing his
    stuff.

    Kids and their new toys! <sigh>
     
    Boomer, Dec 28, 2003
    #20
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