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Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Q, Aug 25, 2003.

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  1. Q

    Q Guest

    I have a comment complaint about SpywareGuard's 'Alert IE settings changed' screen:

    It's just too alarming; I understand that it's trying to get your attention and that spyware might have just been installed, but the user should be able to read the message calmly and make an unhurried descision about it.

    Specifically:

    Too many things in capitals. (This is the main problem)
    The question is phrased in an unsuall manner: 'Yes, no don't allow change'?!
    (I would reccomend 'What would you like to do about this? 'Block the change', 'Keep the origional')
    The 2 headlines (IE settings changed and browser settings changed are redundant)

    I have an idea:

    (Note: everything is in black and about 12-14 Pt font.)

    Title: SpywareGuard Alert!

    (Icon) An attempt to change Internet Explorer settings has been made

    [hr]

    IE's (whatever) page has been changed from:
    http://google.com (or whatever)
    to
    http://gator.com (or whatever)

    [HR]

    What would you like to do?

    (Block the change) (Keep new settings)

    Or a different was of asking the question:

    [hr]

    Which do you want to be your (whatever) page?

    (http://google.com)
    (http://gator.com)

    Thanks for listening!

    -Q
     
  2. Q

    Q Guest

    HEY!!!

    Every time I listed Gat0r.com it took it out! Grr!
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Using AdShield? :D
    Remove the checkmark before "block listed hyperlinks" and they should stay visible. Other programs may have similar options.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  4. Q

    Q Guest

    No, I'm not... I thought it was you.

    -Q

    PS. NM
     
  5. Q

    Q Guest

    Anyway, what do you think?

    -Q
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    The board software does edit certain words, but Gator is not one of them.... I think.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    Hi Q,

    Your first post above definitely shows gator.com links. If while viewing that posts you don't see it yourself, then there must be something restricting the display of those links on your system like Pieter mentioned.

    The board software is not blocking or translating anything related to gator.

    Best Wishes,
    LowWaterMark
     
  8. Q

    Q Guest

    OK, I fixed it.

    What comments on the comment?

    -Q
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Q,

    That is up to the developer: javacool.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  10. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Thanks for the good suggestions!

    I will be making some changes to those alerts to make them much easier to read in the next version of SpywareGuard, which should be out soon. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  11. Q

    Q Guest

    OK, I've just seen the new warning screen and it's great!!!

    I have 3 other ideas too (Sorry):

    The LiveUpdate menu button is redundant since you have the sidebar button.

    The donations menubar is a bit jarring: it's a button! This caugt me off guard the 1st time I clicked it: maybe a sidebar button would be better?

    The difference between the X button and File > Close is disconcerting. Maybve if there were 2 options:

    Exit
    Minimize to tray

    and 2 buttons as well?

    -Q

    PS. I'm just making suggestions, I'm sorry if I come across as arrogant or annoying.
     
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