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It seems that some programs install spyware
| 9:55 am on Apr 9, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I read an article on an italian NET magazine explaining that some very common programs like GetRight and CuteFTP install a spyware on your computer.
The installed file is advert.dll that operates every time you are connected to internet, monitoring everything during the connection.
The magazine suggest to install a program called OptOut
to eliminate advert.dll
Before doing this I would have a comment from you!
There are several spyware. Here a partial list (check in your computer... :-):
| 10:01 am on Apr 9, 2001 (gmt 0)|
OptOut is dead...rip.
| 10:23 am on Apr 9, 2001 (gmt 0)|
You are right!
In fact I didnt't check it.
It seems that the new program is:
Before doing anything I would know other experiences.
It seems that removing the spyrware automatically, some programs like CuteFTP would not work properly (they will be searching the adware.dll file before loading).
I am using CuteFTP, so that I am waiting suggestions.
| 5:26 am on Apr 10, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Some personal experiences with spyware and some reactions to AdAware from LavaSoft here [webmasterworld.com]...
Some alternatves to CuteFTP here [webmasterworld.com].
I like the LavaSoft program a lot. The price is certainly right.
| 8:29 am on Apr 10, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Thank you robert!
| 12:22 pm on Apr 10, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Found a program that rips this stuff out. You can run it several ways depending on your preferences...
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