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decard



Joined: 11 Sep 2003
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decard
Another reason why not to use IE....

A few days ago I was downloading Mandrake linux distro(3 cds), so I left my computer powered during night. I was downloading ISOs with FlashGet. If you used this program, you know that it's freeware version displays pop-up IE windows from time to time.
When I woke up, turned monitor on, I got scared. Two new IE toolbars were installed, some strange site were set as my homepage... beautiful... I didn't even know that it is possible at all Smile I could accept it (I'm not using IE), but the entire system was so bloated that I had to reinstall it. And I didn't make even a one click. Unlucky?
I don't think I will ever install FlashGet again.
Post 20 Dec 2004, 16:22
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vbVeryBeginner



Joined: 15 Aug 2004
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vbVeryBeginner
i remember i used net vampire last time (when i used to download a lot). while activeX is disabled on my little win95 :p

and internet setting > security is reset to a higher one compare to default installed setting (which enabled flash) :p
Post 20 Dec 2004, 21:17
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f0dder



Joined: 19 Feb 2004
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f0dder
decard, use some uninstallshield or i*decomp, remove the addin stuff... flashget might not be registered, but the 'ad bar' will be empty, and harmless. But yes, IE has bad security holes, and even advertisers that are "registered" and have "legal sites" but have no morals Sad
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