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Because Virus Support said so, that's why

Normally, installation of software by mere wage slaves at the Evil Banking Neighbor is absolutely verboten and can get you canned, but I was directed to download Spybot or AdAware by the folks at Virus Support because some a*****e script kiddy out there is spreading around the malware using my e-mail address, and our whitehats wanted to make sure there was no tracking 'wares or other crap lurking in the Evo. So I got Spybot, found a bunch of cookies and trackers and some weird registry-warping thing, all of which were promptly excised and nuked.

While I was at it, I also downloaded a popup blocker, which should make covert surfing here a lot easier to keep under wraps.

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onsenmark
Sep. 13th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
Actually, I use a combonation of both Ad-aware AND Spybot, and I find it cleans up the vast majority of the crud out there. Although you need to get updated reference files for both programs every so often, it's worth it in the long run. :3nod:
wombat_socho
Sep. 13th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
The guy from Virus Support did suggest downloading and installing both, but I want to leave myself something to do tomorrow. ^^
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