adware, threat level

Posted: 12-29-2008, 02:02 PM
Hello everyone,
I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found adware
in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products. The threat
level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
advise. Thank you.

adware, threat level


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t-4-2
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adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 02:02 PM
Hello everyone,
I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found adware
in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products. The threat
level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
advise. Thank you.

Richard Urban
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Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 04:12 PM
If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
> Hello everyone,
> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products. The
> threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
> advise. Thank you.
Richard Urban
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Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 04:12 PM
If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
> Hello everyone,
> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products. The
> threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
> advise. Thank you.
t-4-2
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Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 05:01 PM
Please elaborate what adware at threat level 1 could do to my computer. I am
not knowledgeable to understand the consequences. " Level 1 " seems to be
non-threatening. No ?

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uepxMBdaJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
> news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
>> Hello everyone,
>> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
>> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products.
>> The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
>> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
>> advise. Thank you.
>
t-4-2
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Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 05:01 PM
Please elaborate what adware at threat level 1 could do to my computer. I am
not knowledgeable to understand the consequences. " Level 1 " seems to be
non-threatening. No ?

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uepxMBdaJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
> news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
>> Hello everyone,
>> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
>> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products.
>> The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
>> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
>> advise. Thank you.
>
Richard Urban
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Posts: n/a
 
Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 05:06 PM
The problem with adware, especially the ones you have placed on your
computer, is that there is nothing stopping them from placing god knows what
else on your computer at a future date. The adware companies basically have
a back door into your computer.

I certainly wouldn't their crap on my computer.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
news:u0VDecdaJHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Please elaborate what adware at threat level 1 could do to my computer. I
> am not knowledgeable to understand the consequences. " Level 1 " seems to
> be non-threatening. No ?
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uepxMBdaJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>>
>> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
>> news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
>>> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products.
>>> The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
>>> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
>>> advise. Thank you.
>>
Richard Urban
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 05:06 PM
The problem with adware, especially the ones you have placed on your
computer, is that there is nothing stopping them from placing god knows what
else on your computer at a future date. The adware companies basically have
a back door into your computer.

I certainly wouldn't their crap on my computer.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
news:u0VDecdaJHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Please elaborate what adware at threat level 1 could do to my computer. I
> am not knowledgeable to understand the consequences. " Level 1 " seems to
> be non-threatening. No ?
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uepxMBdaJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>>
>> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
>> news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
>>> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products.
>>> The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
>>> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
>>> advise. Thank you.
>>
t-4-2
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Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 05:10 PM
Thank you, Richard.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u7Nu8edaJHA.2620@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> The problem with adware, especially the ones you have placed on your
> computer, is that there is nothing stopping them from placing god knows
> what else on your computer at a future date. The adware companies
> basically have a back door into your computer.
>
> I certainly wouldn't their crap on my computer.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
> news:u0VDecdaJHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Please elaborate what adware at threat level 1 could do to my computer. I
>> am not knowledgeable to understand the consequences. " Level 1 " seems to
>> be non-threatening. No ?
>>
>> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:uepxMBdaJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Richard Urban
>>> Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>>
>>>
>>> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
>>> news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
>>>> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products.
>>>> The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
>>>> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
>>>> advise. Thank you.
>>>
>
t-4-2
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Re: adware, threat level
Posted: 12-29-2008, 05:10 PM
Thank you, Richard.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u7Nu8edaJHA.2620@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> The problem with adware, especially the ones you have placed on your
> computer, is that there is nothing stopping them from placing god knows
> what else on your computer at a future date. The adware companies
> basically have a back door into your computer.
>
> I certainly wouldn't their crap on my computer.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
> news:u0VDecdaJHA.4684@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Please elaborate what adware at threat level 1 could do to my computer. I
>> am not knowledgeable to understand the consequences. " Level 1 " seems to
>> be non-threatening. No ?
>>
>> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:uepxMBdaJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> If you don't mind adware, keep the silly smilies.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Richard Urban
>>> Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>>
>>>
>>> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
>>> news:F343B440-7EFA-4D6F-AFC6-E7F189BDA7B4@microsoft.com...
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found
>>>> adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products.
>>>> The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1.
>>>> I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please
>>>> advise. Thank you.
>>>
>
 
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