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Spyware that installs Firefox?
JAB Creations

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Msg#: 107 posted 4:14 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here is an interesting idea...spyware that installs Firefox. I won't comment on it myself but I am curios as to what others would think if something like that started circulating around the net.

 

kaled

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Msg#: 107 posted 5:34 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Spyware is supposed to be hidden. Somehow, I think people might notice if new browsers appear on their computers.

Kaled.

collymellon

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Msg#: 107 posted 5:36 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Spyware is supposed to be hidden. Somehow, I think people might notice if new browsers appear on their computers

Correct - allthough this wont stop it happening..

MatthewHSE

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Msg#: 107 posted 10:11 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would be opposed to it. I'm all for the spread of Firefox, but not by using dodgy methods. Besides the ethics of the matter, Firefox would get the reputation of being spyware itself.

mzhao

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Msg#: 107 posted 11:42 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would be opposed to it. I'm all for the spread of Firefox, but not by using dodgy methods. Besides the ethics of the matter, Firefox would get the reputation of being spyware itself.

I agree.

tedster

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Msg#: 107 posted 12:20 am on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think anyone that tried to do such a thing would find that somehow or other, he was being dealt with. It would be an extremely misguided effort and there are many people who would look for ways to stop it.

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