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SpiritWind, that link you posted is deep. That's exactly what I'm talking about. I haven't read it from top to bottom, but I saw some interesting information there that further protects me from the unknown tricks being exposed on people.
Hi Juggler :
When I search on Google, I go to their website; would NOT put their "toolbar"
on my computer .
AND be aware of the info at :
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As far as the legitimacy of this site, I'll vouch for it, for one, I use the protection that I told you about, and if they weren't, I wouldn't be posting here right now. This dog doesn't hunt like that.
I appreciate all responses but I'm still quite skeptical about a few things. How do I know you're legit? You could just be another tracker trying to link me to more programs that lead to more spyware. I hate to be such a critic if indeed you're just an average joe like me trying to help another average joe, but several concerns come to mind:
I may be wrong, but I'm willing to put all my cookies on the fact that you use Internet Explorer. If you look at how long I've been a member here, I've never seen such a thing. Personally, I don't get popups or similar, and that's because I don't use Internet Explorer. You just personally proved to me that Internet Explorer is a security breach while surfing (if you're using IE). But 7 out of 10 people are. So I bet you're using it too. I don't. And you gave me another reason why I'm doing the right thing by not using it.
1. Since I've joined bleepingcomputer, an advertisement icon appeared IN my first thread (namely STOPzilla.com). Why would that suddenly appear (especially on a forum entry) unless someone was attempting to advertise their product without my permission?...makes me suspect this site to be honest.
Yeah.. I know... Have you thought of meth as being short of methods or such? It just a name. If a name throws up a big red flag to you, and you haven't explored the sources, then I can say that you're one to judge a book by it's cover. I thought the same thing too.. "What legitimate company has a name like that?", but I went to the site, read it, and investigated it..... and it was ALL good. I bet you're missing out on alot of good protection and tools for your computer, because you're looking at the names of the sites, and you're judging them because of that. Well, that's your right to do so.
2. To Walkman: You recommended a site I should go to, to further research and download anti-spyware programs. But...why is the site called "methlabs.com"? What kind of legitimate company choose "methlabs" as their address?....This throws up a big red flag in my mind.
This may sound harsh,, but whay should you believe what is being said to you?. I could tell you "yeah... use Dogpile" and you may object...... and speaking of that... just putting myself in your shoes for a few... ok?...... What kind of legitimate company would call itself "Dogpile"? Isn't that strange for a legitimate company? I think so... My point is this.. the name doesn;t mean much. It's the content provided that's important.......... What's worse?..... Methlabs or Dogpile?...... Got you wondering now? It's all good.
3. Thus far, I've decided to go with Dogpile.com as my search engine. From my understanding, dogpile just basically takes information from 4 major search engines and compiles them (as the name would imply). Two sub-questions:
a. Does the search information get transferred to the search engines it compiles it's information from?
b. Is Dogpile trustworthy?
It's always a pleasure to try to help someone out and help them make informative decisions about their computer, and their computer needs. The staff and members here at Bleeping Computer are professionals of professionals, that have taken their free and valuable time to make this site available to people like you and I, so we can come and get sheltered, and protected from the harshness of the computer era. Please.... by all means... read the posts here,, and take notes,, there is much here for you to learn,,, and besides that, you can always take the information from here and have it verified. It's totally up to you.
....again I thank all that have responded and appreciate any further advice. Guess I owe you one. But I can only offer non-computer related advice. So I'll just tell you what my father once told me:
"Always shave with the grain, it won't leave red bumps around your adam's apple. And even though I'm not your real dad, I still have to love you because I want to marry your mother."
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