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Does AIM bring in the SPYWARE?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by BigDaveinNJ, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    As of late, my AD-AWARE and SPYBOT scans have been relatively clean. Then... this morning, for the first time in several weeks I fired up AIM and when I did a scan late tonite it found all kinds of stuff, Wupdater, Newnet among others.

    Is AIM the likely culprit of these programs? I use OPERA as my browser and since making the switch to it have had hardly any spyware. AIM seems to open up IE for any of it's updates, games etc.... I was just curious about AIM contributing to this new spyware I found on my system.

    Thanks

    DAVID in NJ :)
     
  2. Mr. PC Doc

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    Hmm, think I read something about the New version of AIM carrying spyware... I'll try to find the thread.
     
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