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Re: Another Privacy Issue [Re: Alien]
    #328337 - 05/29/01 07:36 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

Well, Spyware isn't actually for spying, but more legal reasons. The reason it doesn't ask you, is because it isn't a particular violation of privacy. The program acts much like a cookie, logging information such as most viewed websites, things you like to purchase, and how much time you spend on the net.. things like that. Monitoring this information isn't illegal, cookies do it all the time, AOL probably does it often, and most free ISP's do it all the time. Most of it I would imagine is fairly anonymous, but you really do never know, they may be compiling information you wish to keep completely private..

Maybe even use it to arrest you for things noone should even know about. It's nothing to worry about REALLY, but realistically, it is.

In my opinion, your privacy should be PERSONAL. Nothing about you should be distributed, but most people don't realize the type of information they're sharing with companies over the internet, or the risks they are taking when visiting particular websites and downloading certain things.
Everyone should really keep their eyes peeled.

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Re: Another Privacy Issue [Re: Anonymous]
    #328344 - 05/29/01 07:40 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

That comment by anonymous was me.

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Re: Another Privacy Issue [Re: Lana]
    #328347 - 05/29/01 07:42 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

Everyone should realize, you can never TRULY eliminate all "evidence". You'd have to sand/burn/destroy your hard drive to do that. Physical remnants of ALL data are kept on your hard drive. Every program only helps so far. If an Federal Agent really wants something, he/she WILL get it. It's a false sense of security. But, for common reasons; ie. don't want your family, friends, spouses, bosses, etc to find certain information, it works just fine, unless they TRULY know what they're doing.

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Re: Another Privacy Issue [Re: Phobos]
    #329597 - 05/30/01 08:15 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

I removed some spyware from a library terminal and was bombarded w/ 12 or so www.clickheretofind.com/index.php3?l=fatalexit sites. Like a fucking machine gun.(not to mention a few other ads) But they wouldn't go away at first. When I clicked to CLOSE they would go to the bottom and then another one would immediately pop up. And no I didn't click the minimize or size button. There is one spyware program running in C:(cometcursor) and I can't access it(C:). I doubt I'll have this name here much longer.
Any feedback?

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Re: Another Privacy Issue [Re: them_26]
    #329710 - 05/30/01 10:27 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

Give this a shot.

Clean out your cache folder. Sometimes pop ups are linked to look in the cache so that the load faster AND so that you can't get rid of them. It's a cheap marketing tactic that some sites use.

Also clean out all of your internet and windows temp folders.

hope it helps:)


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Re: Another Privacy Issue [Re: Lana]
    #329913 - 05/31/01 02:32 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

I appreciate it and will keep it in mind for when I get a new computer older. Being at public terminals limits what I can and can not access. But at least w/ public terminals there is some level of :cool:. Now if I could only find body shades...

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