[OT] Worse than pop-up ads...

Adam Towill atowill at picknowl.com.au
Sun May 4 12:45:12 CST 2003


Use kazaa lite instead.... it has no popup ads at all.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Russell" <richard at yellowgoanna.com>
To: "'Linuxsa Mailing List'" <linuxsa at linuxsa.org.au>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 12:05 PM
Subject: [OT] Worse than pop-up ads...


> I have a WinXP machine, on which I installed KaZaa P2P filesharing
> software. What I didn't realise was that it also installed some
> annoyware called "savenow". It watches the sites you go to, and pops up
> a window with ads in it, supposedly relevant to the sites you are
> visiting. I managed to get rid of it because it, unlike most popup ads,
> actually says where it come from, and that site says how you got it (it
> comes with a bunch of different types of software), and how to get rid
> of it (windows add/remove programs). In some sense, I guess they're more
> "ethical" than your average popup ad purveyor, but somewhat more
> insidiously annoying...
> 
> Anyway, I thought I'd let y'all know just in case clients and users (or
> yourself) are getting this problem, and are wondering where it's coming
> from...
> 
> http://www.whenu.com/faq_savenow.html
> 
> rr
> 
> 
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