I used to run McAfee too. You might ask them why it doesn't
stop web pages from intalling software on your machine
without your knowledge. It's just some slimy ad spyware if
Norton stopped it.
I have a website on Fortune City. When the problems were pointed out to
me I contacted Fortune City. They said, yes, some of their advertisers
did use spyware. It only works, according to them, if you run with
When I asked if they'd object if I put a warning to this effect on my web
page, they said it was fine with them. So I did.
So disable Active-X or set it to ask you for an OK and you'll be free of
spyware from any site - at least the kind that uses Active-X.
To see the warning go (with Active-X disabled) to:
Sorry if this is OT, but Googling, I discovered this is apparently a type of
attack I haven't heard of before. Here's a July 29, 03 link.
I'm testing a web-services app and the client uses mshta.exe. I'm going to
reboot before going back to "normal" web surfing.
Hackers are crafty little snots with no life. It never ceases to amaze how
many ways they can screw up my computers. I'm running Pest Patrol, NAV, and
ZoneAlarm (freeware). Fortunately, ZA caught it. It notifies me each time
a program tries to access the web. Worth installing if you don't have a
personal firewall yet. And, FWIW, this is on topic as the WW link caused
News to me. I have it on 3 computers at home, another at work. One machine
stays on 24/7. The others are on 7-10 hours a day. Two of the machines are
only 400 MHz Celeron Emachines. Haven't noticed any sort of reduction of
speed after hours of use. Surfin the web on my cable modem, burning DVDs,
ripping CDs, downloading music, running Photoshop 7... you know, the usual
I'll keep it, works great for me.
It isn't news to zone alarm. The reason I know about this is because I
helped a friend figure out what was wrong with her computer and this is a
documented bug. I'm not sayint it effects all system, not even sure which
ones it does effect. If you like it, rock on. As I've said, I prefer one
piece of software rather than adding a program like that to do the work the
original program should be doing.
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