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Okay, I must admit I only looked at the homepage at first, but on looking further, noticed small Google type bars in the directory categories......
The mind boggles.
What about Galaxy then? They were the first engine ever - and Yahoo copied them.
I rekon there are some sneaky backhanders going on. lol
From the MyWay homepage:
IMPORTANT: We do not present our users with pop-ups, banners or any other non-text advertising. Nor do we send email to
our users. If you see or receive one of these items, it is coming from an outside source, either as a result of something you
have previously downloaded or as an "exit" pop-up from the site you just visited. It is not coming from our site
Trojans downloading themselves in people's browsers can irritate - well I know it does:
Erasing hard drive
Re-installing every package/files/word documents etc
Total time spent on myself getting the system back to normal is about 2 hrs every time.
And no - Second Chance don't get rid of this trojan!
So, I've got to fork out for spyware remover just cos this thing does the rounds.
I don't think so.
Ask Jeeves is very nice indeed, and if they weren't so big, I'd tell them where to go. lol lol lol
I'm not the only one that complains about this kind of thing. I think it's high time some company took major action and develop a totally free device to stop these trojans/viruses once and for all.
From the my search toolbar license agreement---
THE MY SEARCH APPLICATION IS SPYWARE FREE AND NO REGISTRATION OR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR USE.
From the Smiley Central web page---
What is this toolbar on my browser for?
Internet Explorer users: Your toolbar attaches to your browser and provides one-click access to Smiley Central and other cool tools, plus your favorite search providers - including Google, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, AlltheWeb and LookSmart! Just enter a search term into the blank search field and click any search provider button to get instant results from the Web's leading search engines!
Please note: Your toolbar includes NO spyware and NO adware, and is 100% FREE.
I originally picked it up from a traffic exchange, so it has certainly been made to auto download, or else it has to be part of a trojan.
It's not the downloading of it that I mind, it's just that this toolbar seriously causes PC problems:
Slows the PC right down
Makes the mouse etc stick
Can make a PC 'lock up'
See - bad news.
Toolbar Spyware Controversy
Interactive Search Holdings was an early mover in the toolbar arena, and toolbars from its various properties are widely distributed. Unlike Ask Jeeves' core search platform strategy, which relies on users visiting AskJeeves.com or Teoma.com, the ISH search toolbars strengthen the company's "acquisition point" strategy, capturing traffic from users that otherwise might not visit a search engine home page, since toolbars work independently of the current page being viewed.
Rumors that Interactive Search Holdings search toolbars contained adware or spyware have dogged the company for years. Berkowitz denies that current versions of the toolbars contain spyware, though he acknowledges that there were problems with policies of early distribution partners.
"[Interactive Search Holdings] policies are extremely clean," he said. "They're working very very hard to clean this stuff up. These guys don't even do an automatic update. They've spent a lot of time working with the spyware companies to make sure that they're not considered spyware."