Re: Is YM spyware?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Evan Platt, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Evan Platt

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 01:00:46 -0500, Sarah Houston
    <> wrote:

    >This is interesting.
    >
    >I use the free firewall ZoneAlarm, which has a traffic indicator display
    >that sits in the tray at the bottom of my screen. It's a bar graph that
    >flashes up and down in red or green, depending on whether there's data
    >being sent to, or from my computer.
    >
    >Well just now, I wasn't doing anything with the computer but noticed it
    >lighting up. I'd left Yahoo Messenger open. So I closed it and the
    >activity stopped.
    >
    >Now why the heck was YM causing send and receive activity in and out of my
    >computer while I wasn't DOING anything at all?
    >
    >Very odd. I'm wondering if it's got spyware?


    Yahoo Messenger was communicating with their servers. Nothing out of
    the ordinary there.
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    Evan Platt, Apr 25, 2008
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