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Offline Ralph Phillips

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Re: Boss basing performance on Alexa ranking
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2011, 12:07:48 AM »
AHA!!  I know why that alexa sounded so familiar - it installs a spyware BHO if you use the toolbar. And it often installs the BHO without consent from other websites, etc.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4814075_remove-alexa-spyware.html

Give you something better - IE6 used Alexa code (after Microsoft bought them!) for a few of its functions, so a lot of antimalware programs would kill IE6 due to removing that ...

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Re: Boss basing performance on Alexa ranking
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2011, 01:25:18 AM »
mywebsearch IS a virus!
Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity

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Re: Boss basing performance on Alexa ranking
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2011, 01:35:17 AM »
mywebsearch IS a virus!

Yeah, I saw that too. :) Comes preloaded on Dells, I believe.

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Re: Boss basing performance on Alexa ranking
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2011, 01:48:40 AM »
I don't think I've seen it pre-loaded, but it comes with a hijacker that 64 bit vista and w7 are vulnerable to. Sometimes even with tdl4 rootkit. And its always with a fake coupon program
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Re: Boss basing performance on Alexa ranking
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2011, 01:07:38 PM »
AHA!!  I know why that alexa sounded so familiar - it installs a spyware BHO if you use the toolbar. And it often installs the BHO without consent from other websites, etc.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4814075_remove-alexa-spyware.html
That's why that name sounded so familiar to me as well- that stupid toolbar!


aaaahhh that one.... I hate toolbars!!! :( well at least the malicious ones!
I hate toolbars malicious or not.

Me too. They are all malicious as far as I am concerned.

I also hate users who complain their PC is too slow, then you look at IE and it has 10 toolbars loaded. I saw one with 2 inches of tool bars, no exaggeration.
Like this?


Holy cow, that person needs their computer user rights removed !!
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