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    Wooo.. another ABWer in a major news publication.

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    But the adware supporters are hitting back. Some programs, such as Radlight's DivX movie player, actually un-install anti-adware devices.




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    WTG Andrew! You definitely deserve the exposure and kudos for all the valuable work you do for all affiliates!

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    Heh. Ta!

    Pity the exposure (from this and the InfoWorld article) won't actually get more people to my site though, since the main hostname was taken out in a denial of service attack (by the author of TinyBar).

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    There are a couple problems with the anti-spyware offerings available today...

    (1) Their lists of offensive programs are rarely kept current (see AdAware's last data file from May 2002).

    (2) They often are sloppy attempts to uninstall applications and may create more harm than good with applications that have a standard uninstall through add/remove programs. Or they misidentify processes as spyware activity (Zone Alarm goes off when my system is simply using local ports not accessing the Internet to utilize various applications).

    (3) Who is watching the anti-spyware programs to determine when they are going too far? Is Real Audio making spyware? Microsoft? AOL? and who decides really what is and isn't?

    I think it comes down to consumers needing to be more aware of their systems and the potential problems associated with a number of security settings.

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    think it comes down to consumers needing to be more aware of ...


    ... the parasites and what it does to their computers!

    Haiko


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