(Solved) Is SpyBot calling these Spyware or what? Help!

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Gary R

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Ok, I was getting set to take the plunge & download SpyBot from the homepage tonight when I saw these programs which are presently on my computer listed.
Is SpyBot considering these spyware or what :confused:
Looked around the site but couldn't find anything re what the deal is on the ++ & + system used. Anyone on here know?
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++ ArcSoft Photo Base 3.0 (I have 2.1.58)
++ MS ClipArt Gallery
+ MS Media Player
+ MS Office (I have Word2000, but don't know how much of Office was installed along with it when I bought computer.)
+ Windows Explorer
 

pyritechips

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Hi Gary.

I believe that Spybot classifies these as tracking sources. There is an option in "excludes" to do just that: exclude them from a scan. There is s long list of software that can be checked off. In the Excludes window, click the tracks.uti tab
 

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All of those programs and many others leave tracks on your computer. Which files were opened and when, how many times you opened a file, played song etc.

Most info is perfectly innocent and useful, BUT, some people might not want other users of the computer to know what they have done, possibly created a surprise birthday card for child, mother etc.

Spybot gives you the opportunity, should you wish, to remove those traces.
 

Gary R

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Ahhhhhh ..... Ok, then, these traces can be removed without affecting the programs themselves.
I wasn't sure how that "traces" thing worked, & when I saw them listed when on their site, I thought I'd better halt, and check & make sure what they did.
 

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Hey Gary,

Glad to hear you finally took the plunge! :)

You've been standing at the edge of the pool long enough... ;)

Glad you like the program, and don't hesitate to ask if there's something you're unsure about.

Cheers,
 
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