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#1 pks413


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Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:17 PM

I received an AOL instant greeting from my sister-in law, but when I go to open it , it opens and close without ever seeing it...It says in the email that you need viewpoint media player to view it , something I don't have...Can I view it some other way...I tried to download viewpoint but I guess you need AOL...Hope someone can help.... Thanks, pks

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 04 January 2005 - 10:48 PM

According to the FAQ here:


You should be able to download it.
Like you need yet ANOTHER viewer, right? How typical of AOL to want people to add stuff to their hard drive.

I should point out that some people have had problems uninstalling it, and that some sources consider it as spyware:


On the other hand, it seems to be associated with Adobe Reader in some way, from a post in another forum that I checked; and Spybot and Ad-Aware do not, apparently, flag it.

THe bottom line is that it is probably safe, but whether you wish to d/l it for a single use, is up to you.

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