Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Microsoft Spyware

Filed under: Geek Work,MicroSoft,News and Current Events,The Dark Side — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:56 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

I never trust Microsoft.
According to this news story, brought to us by BoingBoing, Microsoft has not only purchased a spyware company but defaulted their AntiSpyware program to Ignore said spyware. Can you guess who they used to be? Gator, the most notorious and prolific of the bottom-feeding spyware companies. (Actually, the company is Claria but they’re known for their spyware product, Gator.)
Now you know why I didn’t bother to install this.

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