It would seem that such a valuable and fine program would *want* people to know about its presence, true? Wouldn't the fact that it hides itself from view, replicates itself indefinitely, and avoids removal by normal and extreme means (hmmmm like a virus, huh?) sorta raise some red flags? Wouldn't the fact that you downloaded program "a", and, coincidentally, at the same time another program that you have no clue how it got there or what it does sort of make you suspicious? I don't care how many people say spyware is not that big of a deal, I believe the methods of delivery and the nature of what they do say enough for a person of reasonable intelligence to NOT want them and be more than a little concerned at what they *could* do without our knowlege. On 5/15/2003 at 1:39 PM a whisper was heard, and the one known as Ron Allen was rumoured to have uttered.... | On Thu, 15 May 2003 09:23:10 -0400 | "joe" <mezz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: | >> I had gator for about 4 years and had no problems with | >>my privacy. | > | >None that you know of that is. | | | Exactly. | | Gator is absolutely without question spyware, and the | policies and tactics of the company are utterly | reprehensible. They do all they can to install their | spyware on every user's system without their knowledge or | to trick unwary users into installing their spyware | through lies and misdirection. They are the epitome of an | Internet company that crosses the line and their practices | should be stopped and outlawed. IMO, of course. | | Ron | For a web-based membership management utility and information | on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ | | To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. ********* And So It Was *********** For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.