Somebody tell Patrick that Spybot is WRONG!

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by R2, Jun 6, 2003.

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  1. telo

    telo Guest

    Re:Somebody

    There is no question that Spybot is a good program. BUT - almost every day at probably every computer board, someone asks why their IE Options are suddenly restricted.

    How about a Spybot prompt/alert before whatever triggers the Microsoft message?
    - It will at least educate the non-readers
    - It will reinforce why Spybot can protect them

    An alert with a "Do you want to allow..." type confirmation might be ideal.
     
  2. the Tester

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    I think the main point about Spybot is that it has two modes available.
    Anyone running Spybot has a choice in what mode they will use.
    When exposed to a program that has advanced mode/ options and a "use at your own risk"message at the top of the console, I consider that a friendly reminder that the help files should be studied!
    Besides that,there are links to the support forum and Patrick's email in the Spybot console.
    It seems to me anyway,that Patrick has gone to great lengths to make very good support available for any questions that a new user could have.
     
  3. controler

    controler Guest

    I aggree, there would be nothing wrong with an alert message.
    I was thinking the same thing myself ;)
    What do the rest of you think?

    con
     
  4. I don't mind but I still think this whole thread is ridiculous! :D
     
  5. *Ari*

    *Ari* Registered Member

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    LMAO and we keep on getting those karma cookies teeheeeeee, SPYBOT RULES !!!!!!
     
  6. Metallica

    Metallica Guest

    Yup, looks like someone found a new toy. :mad:

    Hey look, all my minuses are gone. :D
     
  7. SmackDown

    SmackDown Guest

    Probably Spy1, looks like he gave me 4, such a baby, he is OH well.
     
  8. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    Ladies and Gents,

    IMO this issue should have been taken to the software developper in the first place - over on his dedicated forum or in private. I fail to see the benefit from some sort of a crusade expanding over all sorts of security/privacy forums, but that's my personal view on this.

    Anyway: since there are no new arguments to add either, I'm closing this thread.

    regards.

    paul
     
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