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Aol Gets A Slap On The Wrist


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:14 PM

Who Didn't See This Coming?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20060828/tc_pcworld/126928

Robert McMillan, IDG News Service Mon Aug 28, 10:00 AM ET

AOL's free Internet client software has earned the company a slap on the wrist from StopBadware.org, a consortium set up to combat malicious software. In a report set to be released today, the group advises users to steer clear of the software because of its "badware behavior."
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:56 PM

Here is the link to the Stopbadware report on AOL 9:

http://stopbadware.org/reports/reportdispl...tname=aol082706

Evidently AOL installs additional software and makes changes to existing applications without letting you know or seeking permission, has an automatic update feature turned on without the user knowing about it, and does not uninstall completely.

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