Flyer2Soft

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Checkout, Mar 7, 2002.

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  1. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    SpyBotSD discovered this weirdo key in my registry:  Flyer2Soft

    Anyone here know what that might be?
     
  2. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    http://www.sharewarejunction.com/info.asp?ProductID=4484
    A screen saver builder.
     
  3. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Strange, I haven't installed a screensaver since...um, Wilders' screensaver.   o_O

    Tx, Mickey
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Checkout,

    I checked with one of our guys who build the screen saver, have it installed as well. Before releasing it, it has a) been screened for spyware with Ad-aware b) a sniffer has been used to check for any outbound connections.

    Both came up clean.

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Thanks, Paul.  At least I know where it came from now.   It's a shame Windows programmers feel compelled to litter the registry with seemingly useless entries, though.
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    Checkout,

    Couldn't agree more.

    regards.

    paul
     
  7. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    I agree with Fred Langa who wrote not long ago that the Windows Registry was the "worst computing idea of the decade." Don't you long for the good old days of installing a program and everything was right there in the directory?

    John
     
  8. Paul Wilders

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    Yep. Batista was still running Cuba, every man tipped his hat when passing by, and 10 gallons gasoline did cost you just one buck. Ah, those were the days... ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
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