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Re: Would anyone use this?


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Those who do NOT know better  :-)

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Re: Would anyone use this?


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"About Active Virus Shield
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Re: Would anyone use this?

David H. Lipman wrote:
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And "free" seems to be an arbitrary term used in conjunction with the
offer.  You can use the software if you're willing to sell your soul to
the marketers.

<Quote>

While AOL doesn't ask for money, Active Virus Shield users have to agree
to let AOL and its partners deliver ads to them. "As a condition for
your use of the software, you agree to receive promotions and periodic
e-mail messages from us and our affiliates," according to the fine print
in the license and user agreement of the software.

Active Virus Shield collects a host of information that may be used for
marketing purposes, starting with the e-mail address required to
download and run the product, according to the fine print. Other data
collected include usage stats, responses to ads and details about the
PC, according to the AOL agreement.

Alongside the antivirus software, AOL ships an Internet Explorer
toolbar. The Microsoft toolbar includes an indicator for the PC's
security status, a password manager, a pop-up blocker and a link to a
Web site for more information on suspicious sites, the Web company said.
It also includes an AOL Web search box, which can drive traffic to AOL
Search.

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http://news.com.com/AOL+offers+free+antivirus+software/2100-7355_3-6102917.html?tag=nefd.top

Re: Would anyone use this?



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| And "free" seems to be an arbitrary term used in conjunction with the
| offer.  You can use the software if you're willing to sell your soul to
| the marketers.
|
| <Quote>
|
| While AOL doesn't ask for money, Active Virus Shield users have to agree
| to let AOL and its partners deliver ads to them. "As a condition for
| your use of the software, you agree to receive promotions and periodic
| e-mail messages from us and our affiliates," according to the fine print
| in the license and user agreement of the software.
|
| Active Virus Shield collects a host of information that may be used for
| marketing purposes, starting with the e-mail address required to
| download and run the product, according to the fine print. Other data
| collected include usage stats, responses to ads and details about the
| PC, according to the AOL agreement.
|
| Alongside the antivirus software, AOL ships an Internet Explorer
| toolbar. The Microsoft toolbar includes an indicator for the PC's
| security status, a password manager, a pop-up blocker and a link to a
| Web site for more information on suspicious sites, the Web company said.
| It also includes an AOL Web search box, which can drive traffic to AOL
| Search.
|
| <End Quote>
|
|
http://news.com.com/AOL+offers+free+antivirus+software/2100-7355_3-6102917.html?tag=nefd.top

The price is too high  :-)

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Would anyone use this?

On this special day, David H. Lipman wrote:

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http://news.com.com/AOL+offers+free+antivirus+software/2100-7355_3-6102917.html?tag=nefd.top

I don't use IE, so their toolbar is of no use for me. I prefer Opera,
AVG, and a proprietary, no DirectX using, mail program, to all that
humdrum that might open yet another vulerability on my machine.

An example:
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/vulninfo/vuln.aspx?id=34509


Gabriele Neukam

Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


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