Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by rushm001, Jun 25, 2006.
Has now been released for messenger live. :laugh:
Still rammed with Spyware?
I wouldn't touch Msg+ with a ten foot pole.
Probably, you do get a choice whether to install it or not though.
Yea, I can't belive some people still don't know that.
I got this and it works great .. It gives you a choice to install the sponnsir soft or not. I unstalled it without, and did a search, as well as ran adaware; it came up clean. So maybe they did do something right ??
Is Msg+ a product made by MS? If so, why would it have spyware and not MSN?
Yeah, it's not like it silently installs the spyware.
No, it is not made by Microsoft.
it dosen't have spyware, it has crap that can be installed (if you choose too), I have been using it for years now.
It does have adware, it gives the option of installing it or not, but that doesn't matter to me. Anything that comes bundled with spyware is a no-no, option to install or not. Besides it used to have lop.com spyware, I don't know what it has now, but that stuff is nasty to remove.
Never once have had a problem
me neither, never installed the optional bit, and its never come up on any spyware product for years
I agree, I've never had a problem with plus, just ticked 'dont' install bundled stuff'.
I'd be interested to know what features you all use with plus. Back in the day when plus removed ads this was the main reason i installed it. Contact renaming I also found useful, but this has now been implemented within msn live. Now that plus no longer removes ads, the only reason i install it is for tabbed chat, which i must say is an awesome feature. If msn Live implements tabbed chat I don't think i'd have a reason to use plus anymore.
i use tabbed chat, i used to use the block group option a lot, but not any more. Also used to use rename contacts. Boss protect is often useful, as is event notifcation and contacts on desktop
It still amazes me when I see [some] people automatically make a comment about Msg Plus! installing spyware. The issue is dead. People need to read and actually use the program. You have an option and nothing is selected by default.
The last time I used this program I chose not to install the so called sponsor ware. I uninstalled msgplus because I didn't like the extra process and the program wasn't usefull to me any longer. After unintsalling it I noticed a left-over folder with an exe inside, researched the .exe and it was related to so-called 'sponsorware'. (Even though I chose not to install the sponsorware, it still put the files on my harddrive, I'm not sure if it was just a glitch in that particular version or what)
Plus if I remember correctly, OutPost Firewall's component control kept complaining about it, it was hooking every program that I used. Haven't touched his stuff since.
The extra features that come with the msgplus Live version do look neat though but I still won't be installing it heh.
yea maybe that was from some other crap you installed.
The only thing I don't like about Plus! Live is that the autoreply for away messages don't always work ...