Re: 11/19/04 How many spyware utilities do I really need?


I would reiterate to install firefox, and only use IE if absolutely necessary. Personally if a site won't operate in firefox then it has been created with non web standard extensions and should be avoided.

Last time I ran adaware and spybot was after a month since the last time I ran them, and all I found were 4 cookies. I would point out that I have broadband, am on 24/7 and do a lot of research on the net. I believe the cause of most of these programs being able to install without your permission is due to vulnerabilities within IE, as well as indiscrimnately downloading and installing freeware. This accords with my experience of problem free use since using Firefox.