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    It's not spyware....

    ....it's a feature.

    http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/05/07/07/1234217.shtml

    Thanks Microsoft.

    *Uninstalled MS Antispyware*

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    Why are they so dumb as not to realise that this kind of thing completely undermines their credability?

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    Why are they so dumb as not to realise that this kind of thing completely undermines their credability?
    its not about credibility, it's about control

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    Why are they so dumb as not to realise that this kind of thing completely undermines their credability?
    its not about credibility, it's about control
    I thought it was about money :P

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    Your both right. Its about ensuring a steady profit for their shareholders by maintaining their monoply.

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    Microsoft to use spyware.....

    oh how the mighty will fall if they start to do that lol

    Makes the MS Antispyware program 'deliciously ironic' lol

    Nath

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    The mighty just carry on walking all over us like they already do IMHO

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    The reason that M$ downgraded the detection of Claria/Gator is that M$ have put in a bid to buy them.

    See here --> http://news.com.com/Microsoft+said+t...3-5769583.html

    NOTE: I removed M$ Antispyware from 400+ machines 2 weeks ago as it is proving to be more of a hinderance than a help

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    Re: It's not spyware....

    I didn't bother with it (MS ASW) here as it didn't seem too networking friendly lol - aimed at home user methinks

    The pop ups only serve to confuse people more, and it was popping up stuff with the GP changes lol - not particularly useful as then the user can block / Deny the change lol

    Cheers,
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    Re: It's not spyware....

    Nice find (as always) Geoff

    MS need to remember one thing....

    Spyware is spyware!

    lol There's so many different Claria types/variants which give them away as spyware to start off with.

    But I wont rant no more lol

    Nath

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