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

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Gary R, Feb 3, 2003.

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  1. Gary R

    Gary R Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

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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
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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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.
     
  4. Gary R

    Gary R Thread Starter

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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.
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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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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