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Scum

There's a reason why commercial spaceflight has been given such a push lately...

In other news, today I get to take a virtual machine and load it up with as much spyware as I possibly can in order to test a few other applications intent on cleaning up the scumware. Gator, Hotbar, and the ilk - here I come!

(two minutes later) So I installed Gator first, and as I was installing Hotbar, Gator was already popping up ads. I can't believe how quickly this crud occurs, and how people put up with this. And this is a system that is fully patched, and has anti-virus (but no anti-spyware or anti-adware....yet.)

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zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 25th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
Gator is evil.

Gator is a tool of Satan.

I had an old machine which I was retriving some data from for a friend of my in-laws. I noticed it had Gator on it.

I was nervous about it being in the same room as the other PCs (luckily there was no Ethernet port on it).
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