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January 22nd, 2003, 05:49 PM
Do all versions of Intermute's AdSubtract SE (free) have spyware installed in it?
I use AdShield.Which is better?
January 22nd, 2003, 06:04 PM
None of them have spyware..........where'd you get that from?
January 22nd, 2003, 06:42 PM
I never heard of AdSubtract having spyware on it. AdShield is a nice little program.
January 22nd, 2003, 09:55 PM
Well I read some reviews from people at cnet(don't laugh) and at freedomlist.com and then I found this from Pestpatrol...
The list is a little dated.It is from Dec.29 2000 and it says that version 1.66 is suspect, not confirmed, of having spyware.
I see that the newest version 2.52 is good for only 6 months.Does anyone know what the last version was that wasn't time limited?
I figured if anybody would know it would be the good people here at wilders :D
January 22nd, 2003, 11:01 PM
I wish I could help you but I don't know to much about AdSubtract. I would assume that AdShield and Proxo would do the same thing as AdSubtract.
January 23rd, 2003, 04:14 AM
Adhield is a BHO
Adsubtract and Proxo are HTTP proxies. Not really the same. Adshields works only for IE, HTTP proxies generally work for all browsers.
January 23rd, 2003, 09:40 AM
Yeah, a couple of years ago AdSubtract was suspected of having spyware but I thought it was eventually cleared. As others have stated, AdSubtract is a proxy, AdShield is not. Some proxies can slow down surfing a bit, not saying AdSubtract will, but some proxies do. I have used both programs and I must admit I liked both. But I do like AdShield better; more control over ads and popups. BUT, AdShield will give you no control over cookies whereas, as you probably know, AdSubtract will. By the way, where are you getting a free AdSubtract, I thought they no longer were offering the free version?
Take care, Acadia.
January 23rd, 2003, 10:51 AM
I didn't think the free version of AdSubtract managed cookies. If it don't than it's just a pop up blocker and ad blocker, right?
January 23rd, 2003, 10:58 AM
I'm sorry about the last post. I just found and read that AdSubtract SE just blocks basic ads and that's it. So as I stated before AdShield will do the same thing plus you can add more ads to block and it blocks pop ups.
January 23rd, 2003, 11:33 AM
I used the free version for a couple of years and yes, it did manage cookies, BUT, it only allowed limited management; for complete management you had to purchase the pro version. I still am of the opinion that they are no longer offering the free version. If someone has a link to the free version (not trial version) I'd like to see it posted. Thanks, Acadia.
January 23rd, 2003, 10:41 PM
Acadia, your wish is my command. lol :) I found this site right here that offers AdSubtract SE
January 24th, 2003, 07:27 AM
Thank you. I'm bookmarking that baby in case I ever want to use AdSubtact again. Good find!
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