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Between Black And White: The State Of Grayware On The Pc


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#1 no one

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:51 PM

http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/detec...ng-greyware.ars

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:48 PM

Interesting reading + more enlightening links (despite being ancient)!

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:55 PM

Your Welcome, Sad the average user is mostly oblivious to all of it. Found the Facebook/Myspace (I don't do either) stuff disturbing, and it's only going to get worse, just another reason why I quit using Windows.
another link (can't remember if they were mentioned or not)
http://www.spywareguide.com/

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:16 PM

Interesting reading. Thank you.
In my opinion, ANYTHING that installs even the tiniest thing on my computer without my EXPLICIT consent is CRIMINAL MALWARE. That includes restore CDs from the manufacturers who never tell you that that restore CD is full of trash you'll spend months getting rid of. That in spite of the fact the computer has a cute little sticker saying something like WINDOWS XP rather than TOTALLY CORRUPTED whatever system you think you bought.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:42 PM

Your welcome, Haven't used Windows in a couple years+, but this might help if there's a next time
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninsta...Crapifier.shtml

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