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    Full Member ADesertRose's Avatar
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    January 19th, 2005
    While we talk toolbars...
    "Isn't the Alexa Toolbar known as Spyware?
    Yes, in fact it is. But it is not bad or malicious spyware. It is useful."

    Bravenet sent me an email today with the above quote in it. They are trying to encourage the use of the Alexa toolbar, now I dont have alexa toolbar, and don't know if it is ok or not, just hoping the general attitude about spyware doesn't become diluted by the promotion of GOOD spyware.

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    January 18th, 2005
    The Alexa toolbar is not necessarily "good spyware". It is hard to remove and passes info I would rather not have passed. Do a search here... there are people for and against it, research before saying it's "good" would be a good idea.
    Deborah Carney

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
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    I consider it "currently benign (and no reason to change)" trackingware as it tracks where you've been and compiles that information for various uses including the Alexa rank.
    Continued Success,

    The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli

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    Outsourced Program Manager Angel Djambazov's Avatar
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    November 8th, 2005
    My only current complaint is removability, which like Loxly said is a bit of a pain.
    Angel Djambazov
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