roboform and spyware guard

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  1. pitti

    pitti Registered Member

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    I just downloaded both programs for the first time. When I was installing roboform a warning came on saying that it was a bho. I'm not sure what a bho is and whether roboform is safe to install in spite of the warning.
     
  2. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    BHO = browser helper object. Looking up roboform on Google to see what it was I see it is indeed that; fills things in automatically. It doesn't sound like a very secure thing to run, but that's up to you of course. I can't seem to find a privacy policy on their site either. Anyway, Others will show up knowing more about it than me ;)
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi pitti,

    What is a Browser Helper Object?

    If you were to type in Roboform in the Search box at that site you would find these results: http://www.sysinfo.org/bholist.php?filter=roboform&count=&type=
    The L means that it is safe to install. In fact I recommended Roboform quite a few times to people who thought that a similar program by Gator/Claria (which is spyware) was so convenient that they were reluctant to uninstall that.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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    Detox Retired Moderator

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    If Pieter says it, you can believe it ;)
     
  5. pitti

    pitti Registered Member

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    Thanks!!
     
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