Yahoo Inc.'s new Anti-Spy

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tdinc, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    I tested Yahoo's Inc. new Anti-Spy on my testing PC.

    loaded my test PC with at least 20 well known and tough adware and spy bugs.
    I ran the new software and then checked the results. it pick up 4 out of 20!
    what a poor excuse of a program. I suggest Yahoo stick to search engines.
    stay away from this one peeps. BTW, I then ran Spy-bot to clean up the mess
    Yahoo's program left on the PC and Spy-bot cleaned up 100% of the remaining bugs.

    thought I would pass along this information.

    :D

    out
     
  2. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Not surprising at all. Thanks for testing it out though.
     
  3. AcftMecH

    AcftMecH OSNN Addict

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    cool. thanks for the test.

    I am just about to dump adaware and spybot. Not that they dont work extremely well, it is just that I am finding out that I do not need them. I have a program called pest control, that has a cookie monitor that runs silently in the background deleting third party cookies before the get to your pc. since I have been using that (about a month), everytime I run adaware or spybot, I come back completely clean.

    AcftMecH
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    yahoo isnt even the best search engine, google is the SHIZNIT
     
  5. veronica

    veronica Guest

    Is Pest Control free? Thanks
     
  6. vivid_vibe

    vivid_vibe OSNN Senior Addict

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    Actually, Yahoo is powered by Google. Just my .02 worth...

    vivid
     
  7. jdn

    jdn I'm trying

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    I thought Yahoo was using their own engine now
     
  8. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    They were using their own engine, but switched to Google. As far as I know they are still licensing the Google engine for the U.S. Yahoo. They bought Inktomi a while back I believe. The system might change in the future because of that purchase, but I am pretty sure they are still on the google search and ranking system.
     
  9. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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    No, its not free, but you can run it on a free trial for a while, to see if it suits your needs.

    I've been using it for a year and had no problems with it :)
     
  10. veronica

    veronica Guest

    Thank you
    :)