Latest AIM installs Spyware

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Super Moderator
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Mudge's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    24,483
    Rep Points
    121800058

    Latest AIM installs Spyware

    Our security forum regulars are irritated that the latest version of the AOL Instant Messenger Software installs software they don't need and didn't ask for, which AdAware and Spybot identify as data mining spyware. As part of a new effort to support on-line gaming, the software now installs Wild Tangent, a game content delivery service.

    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/39859

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Prince's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Panama
    Posts
    63,829
    Rep Points
    2147483647

    I noticed this crap today!


    IronMagLabs 15% Discount Code: Robert15






    IronMag Research 15% Discount Code: Robert15



  3. #3
    Monochromatic Bunny
    Vieope's Avatar


    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    drinking coffee..
    Posts
    15,084
    Rep Points
    19251541

    You guys are paranoid.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    Pepper's Avatar


    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,545
    Rep Points
    9523646

    Thanks for posting that. Just uninstalled that crap (the spy ware, not AIM)


  5. #5
    Im hungry
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,781
    Rep Points
    927843

    Originally posted by Pepper
    Thanks for posting that. Just uninstalled that crap (the spy ware, not AIM)

    Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. Abraham Lincoln

    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
    Hunter S. Thompson RIP

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Mudge's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    24,483
    Rep Points
    121800058

    Uninstall it and remove the registry keys or I hear it comes back.

  7. #7
    Founder of GOSB
    SUPER MODERATOR
    ZECH's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Down by the River
    Posts
    20,185
    Rep Points
    433295487

    Wild tangent has some cool female dancers that play in winamp!




    Disclaimer: All health, fitness, diet, nutrition, anabolic steroid & supplement information posted here is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice from a medical doctor. We do not condone the use of anabolic steroids (AAS), all information about AAS is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you choose to use AAS it's your responsibility to know the laws of the country that you live in. Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any of the exercises, or following any diet, nutrition or supplement advice described on this website.

Similar Threads

  1. Virus and Spyware Protection
    By Chubby in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-04-2009, 06:23 PM
  2. Spyware removal
    By squanto in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-11-2007, 12:45 PM
  3. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-26-2007, 12:41 PM
  4. MS Anti-Spyware beta
    By Mudge in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-12-2005, 08:56 AM
  5. Latest WTF at my gym
    By I Are Baboon in forum Training
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 11-15-2004, 02:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->