Thanks for your rational response. Like I said, I run AdAware daily and almost always find spyware on my system. But I still wonder why it's legal. I don't have a problem with cookies that provide a "memory" to such sites as TV listings or e-mail, since it's a convenience not having to input info every time you visit the site. Spyware, monitoring your surfing activities, uninvited, I don't understand that. Shouldn't be legal. I think it was the Sun Microsystems CEO that was quoted a few years ago, "There is no privacy, get over it."
posted on 10/28/2002 9:16:06 PM PST
Of course, you're right. Spyware should be illegal. That's why lavasoft created their Ad Aware program & gives it away. They don't like it either & are doing something about it.
Steve Gibson, whose website is http://grc.com
, is a great source of info on how to counteract privacy invading software & protecting your system.
These folks & others are working to help make the internet safer & more enjoyable. However, everyone is ultimately responsible for learning all they can about managing, maintaining, & protecting their own systems - then following through with proper actions.
Have fun but stay safe. Happy surfing.
posted on 10/28/2002 9:53:22 PM PST
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