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10-13-2004, 04:47 PM
Isn't Alexa just Microsofts version of spyware?

Here is a related link with some info about this topic that folks should also be aware of if your going to encourage them to install on thier PC.

I suggest that having any software(spyware) that sends ANY kind of personal info out onto the net or right to Microsoft itself is not the best thing for everyone.


Finch Platte
10-13-2004, 06:39 PM
Spyware exemplifies everything that is wrong with this country today.



Dusty Chalk
10-13-2004, 09:33 PM
Yeah, but it's not spyware if they tell you they're doing it, is it?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not downloading it.

10-13-2004, 11:26 PM
I tried to point this out but ericl's thread was closed. I go through a lot of trouble keeping spy/adware off of my computer, as should everyone. Also the Google toolbar has its own site ranking. And those of us using Firefox don't need a pop-up blocker. . . .

That's kinda like asking if we would like to pay more taxes.

10-14-2004, 02:46 AM
Funny thing is, a fresh OS install will put Alexa on your PC without you knowing it. I was surprised that it was actually a MS spy tool. I did a fresh install, loaded Adaware and ran it only to find Alexa already on my machine. Then I looked at the properties and found it to be right from Microsoft.

They didn't tell you it was there.