Skype, another kazaa spyware parasite host?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Harry, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Harry

    Harry Guest

    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.
     
    Harry, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. Harry

    shplink Guest

    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
     
    shplink, Mar 9, 2005
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  3. I also use in on Red Hat and FreeBSD it works quite well...

    Michael
     
    Michael J. Pelletier, Mar 9, 2005
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  4. Harry

    Joe Moore Guest

    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
     
    Joe Moore, Mar 9, 2005
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  5. Harry

    Charani Guest

    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.
     
    Charani, Mar 9, 2005
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  6. Thanks for the replies, I guess I am not brave enough to install a program
    from an outfit that has already poked me once.
     
    Harry in Iowa, Mar 15, 2005
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