Major Changes to IE-SPYAD

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  1. eburger68

    eburger68 Privacy Expert

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    Hi All:

    With the Sep. 29 version of IE-SPYAD, I've implemented several major changes in order to make it easier for you to use IE-SPYAD. Here's a brief summary of those changes:

    ** Uninstalling Previous Versions of IE-SPYAD **

    Previous versions of IE-SPYAD shipped with two uninstallers: an IE-ADS-UNINST.REG in the main directory for the current version of IE-SPYAD, and an IE-ADS-UNINST.REG in the \OLD directory for the previous version of IE-SPYAD.

    Those uninstallers have now been consolidated into a single uninstaller named IE-ADS-UNINST.REG, which you can find in the main directory. IE-ADS-UNINST.REG can be used to uninstall both the current and previous versions of IE-SPYAD.

    The IE-SPYAD Install/Uninstall Utility (discussed below) can also be used to uninstall current and previous versions of IE-SPYAD.

    ** IE-SPYAD Install/Uninstall Utility **

    IE-SPYAD now ships with a simple batch file install/uninstall utility named INSTALL.BAT. This install/uninstall utility can be used to perform the following tasks:

    [1] UNINSTALL the Current IE-SPYAD List

    Uninstall the current IE-SPYAD list of Restricted sites. This
    is recommended before installing a new version of IE-SPYAD.

    [2] INSTALL the New IE-SPYAD List

    Install the new IE-SPYAD list of Restricted sites.

    [3] REMOVE the Old Porn Site Domains

    Remove the 930+ porn domains that were dropped on 26 Apr. 2003.

    [4] ADD the Old Porn Site Domains

    Add the 930+ porn domains that were dropped on 26 Apr. 2003.

    You do not need to use INSTALL.BAT to perform any of the above tasks. You can manually merge .REG files just as before to install and uninstall either IE-SPYAD or the porn site list found in the \ADULT directory.

    ** Questions & Problems **

    If you have any questions about these changes, please don't hesitate to ask.

    All the best,

    Eric L. Howes
    eburger68@myrealbox.com
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hi Eric,

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU !!! for all the hard work you put into IE-SPYAD... The new batch install program is just awesome... Keep up the good work and it IS very much appreciated.....

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  3. eburger68

    eburger68 Privacy Expert

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    Hi All:

    It appears that these changes to IE-SPYAD couldn't have come too soon. Almost fittingly, it turns out that there is a problem with the uninstaller from the LAST version of IE-SPYAD. In the uninstaller for the old version of IE-SPYAD, there are two erroneous lines that will effectively remove ALL sites from ALL IE zones, including those in the Trusted sites zone. Obviously, this could prove to be a major pain in the rear.

    For those who might have seen their Trusted sites waxed, please accept my apologies. I'm not sure how those obviously erroneous lines made it into the uninstaller, but it is just this kind of error that I'm trying to head off by simplifying the build of IE-SPYAD -- thus, no more multiple uninstallers and so forth.

    If you haven't already uninstalled the previous version of IE-SPYAD, use the uninstaller from the CURRENT (new) version of IE-SPYAD. The new uninstaller will completely uninstall both the current and previous versions of IE-SPYAD and does *not* have the same problem as the previous version.

    If you run into any other issues with IE-SPYAD (current or previous versions), please let me know.

    Best,

    Eric L. Howes
     
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