Microsoft's AntiSpyware Tool Removes Internet Explorer

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  1. Bubba

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    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2005/01/microsoft_antispyware.html

     
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    Ouch! Well, at least it left the hard drive. :)
     
  3. Bubba

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    Yep....and Symantec reported that virus sightings were down by 95% :cool:
     
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    I wonder what bottle they have all been drinking out of ;)
     
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    Sounds like M$ has finally perfected something!! :D
     
  8. nadirah

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    Wow... Microsoft really did the right thing this time! Getting rid of their own invention! Not bad i say! :cool:
     
  9. nadirah

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    Why would I do that? If there's one thing I like to get rid of the most its gonna be Internet Explorer only. I'm not getting rid of Windows XP.
     
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    OH MY!! I wonder how long Mr Weatherbee will have his J-O-B saying things like that!! LOL!! Didn't he clear that PR speech??!?!? ROFL!!!

    "the source of ... spyware"? Oh my, someone is NOT going to be a happy camper! :eek:
     
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    Finally - an anti-spyware program that works!
     
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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Yeah, I think the program hit the right spot, all right!!
     
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    Recon you all missed the key factor:

    "...a Microsoft representative, said the program was "only in BETA" and that "a fix was forthcoming."

    If it's a BETA, why are they releasing it through Windows UPDATE? ? ? That's really bad, to have the public test more of their software riddled full of bugs.

    Cheers :D
     
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    ROTFLOL :D

    So all you can do is hope one of your friends hasn't used this anti-spyware tool.
    and hope you can use his/her machine to download an alternative browser.
    Doesn't this tool make a restorepoint before it deletes any crap?
    nah, stupid question, after all it's Mickey Soft
    You wonder where they test their software.
    Or do they secretly use Netscape at M$..... :D
     
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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Oh Yeah, that is true, BlackSpear, I guess it was just sooo funny we forgot that part!! I mean gee, we got to get our laughs on them sometime!! :D
     
  16. nadirah

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    Its all part of bill gates ideas... :D
     
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    They probably drank 10 gallons:eek: of tiger beer while they were watching the EPL football match on tv. One of their developers got so drunk he typed in Internet Explorer inot the anti-spyware database! LOL!!! :D:D
    Not bad i say. M$ hit the nail on the head accurately.
     
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    finally, an AS product that works as advertised
    ~wink~ :ninja:
     
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    I have to say I'm a bit perplexed about the fact that a BETA application of any sort was put into the auto-update.
     
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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Good point, Detox, that IS rude!! I think I am turning mine back off, they d'ld stuff that seems to mess me up everytime!

    Good to see you again!!:D
     
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    Oh Boy ... I'm confused o_O I thought when I originally read this thread it was a JOKE? (as it was posted in 10F & Due to the intergration of IE into Windows XP, I thought it was impossible to remove it.)

    But with some of the posts here, some posters seem to think this is true. o_O (or did I miss the humour?)

    Could someone clear this up for me ~Please~ ... Cause I still think it's a JOKE. o_O

    ~:Totally Confused:~
    :) *puppy* :)
     
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    Now, I'm confused!!o_O Or reallllly sloooow! :(
     
  23. Ailric

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    "Could someone clear this up for me ~Please~ ... Cause I still think it's a JOKE."

    This is a hoax that trys to get you to uninstall antispyware apps and turn off Windows updates. Flexbeta fell for this hoax too.
     
  24. Marja

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    I'm goin' back to school!!
     
  25. dog

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    Phew ... I'm not Nuts :D :p ..."Good Old Sixth Sense" ... ~sniffing out the truth~ :p
     
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