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Harry
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      09-03-2005, 01:44 AM
Is this another spyware host like kazaa? It is apparently from the makers
of kazaa. I am wary to download it based on their previous offerings.

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      09-03-2005, 03:35 AM
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:44:16 +0000 (UTC), Harry <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Is this another spyware host like kazaa? It is apparently from the makers
>of kazaa. I am wary to download it based on their previous offerings.


Hi Harry,
I posted an inquiry about this a couple of weeks ago. There wasn't any
negative input, and I decided to give it a try - on my mac.
;-)
No problems predictably on the OSX.
A friend of mine has a toshiba Win XP laptop, he's installed it, used
it and ran repeated scans (AA, SS&D, also has ZA and SpywareBlaster..)
no problems for him either.

the alt.privacy.spyware FAQ:
http://shplink.com/misc/FAQ.htm
 
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Michael J. Pelletier
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      09-03-2005, 04:36 AM
shplink wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:44:16 +0000 (UTC), Harry <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>>Is this another spyware host like kazaa? It is apparently from the makers
>>of kazaa. I am wary to download it based on their previous offerings.

>
> Hi Harry,
> I posted an inquiry about this a couple of weeks ago. There wasn't any
> negative input, and I decided to give it a try - on my mac.
> ;-)
> No problems predictably on the OSX.
> A friend of mine has a toshiba Win XP laptop, he's installed it, used
> it and ran repeated scans (AA, SS&D, also has ZA and SpywareBlaster..)
> no problems for him either.
>
> the alt.privacy.spyware FAQ:
> http://shplink.com/misc/FAQ.htm



I also use in on Red Hat and FreeBSD it works quite well...

Michael
 
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Joe Moore
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      09-03-2005, 11:54 AM
Harry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Is this another spyware host like kazaa? It is apparently from the makers
>of kazaa. I am wary to download it based on their previous offerings.


I have no idea what tricks the current offering from Brilliant may
pull on unsuspecting users. But the last one they pulled was enough
to convince me never to trust them with my computer or my
communications.

The fact that they intended to sell cpu cycles on their victims'
computers was discovered not by anti-spyware programs,
but by someone reviewing their economic statements.

Trust them if you dare, but I'll never knowingly let them anywhere
near any computer I own.


joemooreaterolsdotcom
 
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      09-03-2005, 12:35 PM
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:44:16 +0000 (UTC), Harry wrote:

> Is this another spyware host like kazaa? It is apparently from the makers
> of kazaa. I am wary to download it based on their previous offerings.


I know a number of people who use it and who regularly run scans with
Ad-Aware, Spybot S+D and others such tools and none of them has
reported any problems.

I don't use it because I run ME which they say isn't supported, so I
can only go by what others haven't said.
 
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Harry in Iowa
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      15-03-2005, 10:25 PM
Charani <(E-Mail Removed)> held forth in
news:(E-Mail Removed):

> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:44:16 +0000 (UTC), Harry wrote:
>
>> Is this another spyware host like kazaa? It is apparently from the
>> makers of kazaa. I am wary to download it based on their previous
>> offerings.

>
> I know a number of people who use it and who regularly run scans with
> Ad-Aware, Spybot S+D and others such tools and none of them has
> reported any problems.
>
> I don't use it because I run ME which they say isn't supported, so I
> can only go by what others haven't said.


Thanks for the replies, I guess I am not brave enough to install a program
from an outfit that has already poked me once.

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