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Old 2005-06-17, 18:02   #1
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Default BitTorrent Users Beware!

Coming soon to a BT download near you:

http://news.com.com/Spyware%2C+adwar...l?tag=nefd.top
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Old 2005-06-17, 19:19   #2
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Anyone naive enough to download/execute binaries from an untrusted source deserves to get hit with a virus...

I use BT all day long and never have a problem, but all I deal with are data files...
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Old 2005-06-18, 00:52   #3
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The same thing can be said about websites. The problem exists on any program where you can download binaries.
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Old 2005-06-18, 04:36   #4
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There should be a license required for using the internet, just so we can revoke it for people who run binaries downloaded from p2p networks.

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Old 2005-06-19, 02:21   #5
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Exclamation Adware/Spyware

Adware and spyware are big problems for any single home system. It is a huge problem for corporate networks. No matter how good the scanning software is, they get through. I know, by trade. I have had to clean off more than one hard drive at work because it was scrambled with this junk.

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