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Proactiv = Spyware?

By Sil
May 21, 2005
  1. OMG, Why did DAP do this? :mad:

    When I rebooted my PC earlier, something weird happened. I had my earphones on, when my desktop started up, I started hearing some audio playing in the background. But WMP wasn't open. It was that Proavtiv paid advertisement I was hearing (the one with Vanessa Williams) and I had no idea where it was coming from. For a sec, I thought I had a worm, or spyware, maybe a virus. I'm this close to running Ad-Aware and Norton. So I check the startup programs, maybe it's coming from there. Turns out, the audio was coming from a Flash ad in Download Accelerator (I have the demo). And DAP is one of my startup programs, so it starts in the systray. Wow.

    Is this going a little too far? Anyone else get this and freak out? ;) Or am I the only one? :unch:
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    YOU have gone too far, by downloading that crap adware program!
    Uninstall and replace it with the free, much better Stardownloader from www.stardownloader.com
    No spyware, no adware, no expense!
     
  3. Sil

    Sil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    LOL DAP? Adware? Nahhh :angel:

    Edit: k, I'll try that prog.
     
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Concur, star downloader is much better.
     
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