Alexa Key

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by jak, Mar 6, 2002.

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  1. jak

    jak Registered Member

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    Alexa key is sometype of spyware associated with explorer. Can someone give me an explanation of Alexa key.
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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  3. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    I thought Ad-Aware reported a false positive for Alexa in the registry?

    (Fixed the glitch.  Tx)
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Hey Checkout,

    Your quote has some glitches  ;)

    Here's a copy and paste from the Lavasoft/Ad-aware Board Administrator (Coldmoon), dated March 5th:

    Thus: in essence, it's a harmless key. Nevertheless, personally I would remove it.

    regards.

    paul
     
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    my Ad- Aware detected Alexa after the last update, but not before that. I removed it cause I remove anything Ad-Aware doesn't like if I don't know for sure it belongs there. Someday I may regret such behavior.
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    Detox,

    Not necesserally: be sure to back up first before removing  ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
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