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Since Google's bottom line is Advertising Revenue, we believe that Google's ability to know what users are doing i.e. typing keywords to check rank, check backlinks, over time allows Google to make supply and demand decisions regarding Keyword Value=AdWords cost, and on and on.
We choose not to help them with that!
Effective immediately, we have removed the Google Toolbar on all machines and we urge all SEO's and Marketers to do likewise.
[edited by: heini at 8:45 pm (utc) on Dec. 3, 2003]
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If this is true then you have a catch 22...
Why? Because I noticed (through my firewall) that my outgoing info had increased so much that my download speed became very slow. I could barely use the internet - even with the high speed connection.
I had chosen the option of not sending info to google, but info was being sent anyway.
Now that it is uninstalled, my internet is working much faster than before.
Tools > Internet Options >
On the Genral tab, click the Settings button under Temporary Internet Files >
Click the View Objects button >
Check the properties on all the items, remove the ones you don't use.
Then download, update, and run SpyBot: