Alexa

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by SG1, Aug 2, 2004.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    Sometime ago, possibly Mike at Spywareinfo, wrote the below statement.
    I wondered - and I hope I have this posted in correct area - if anyone knows if current AdAwarePlus still goes bonkers over this item? It labels it as a data mining tool; hope this is a simple query and not viewed as request for "log analysis," folks
    Many thanks, SG1 (Pat)

    "As cool as the new release is, there does seem to be a glitch. By now everyone knows that Internet Explorer installs Alexa spyware right? Well, actually it doesn't. Lavasoft's Ad-aware targets a registry key which it erroneously labels as an Alexa component. That key is what lets Internet Explorer have a related sites sidebar. This sidebar opens a file installed on your machine at c:\windows\web\related.htm."
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Hi SG1 :)

    I'll move this over to Privacy General for better attention.



    snowbound
     
  3. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Hi Pat... I too have seen that posted elsewhere and I think you may get differing opinions...

    me... I simply put it on "ignore" and then I don't have to see it anyway and am not concerned about it one way or another.

    Cheers, TAS
     
  4. Rita

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    me too :D

    Rita
     
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