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Author Topic:   wtf
MexIndian
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posted March 11, 2002 05:31 PM            
Sage, I accessed your site, and it asked me to download something for Tripod. I'm usually paranoid, but I said, ah, it's Sage... so I did. Ever since then, a file called csi1A37.tmp is trying to access the internet without my permission, supposedly to "install a pointer." Exactly what is going on?

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Kevlar
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posted March 11, 2002 06:12 PM            
Look at this link about half way down.

I was telling Sage once about the comet cursor activity. It no longer captures and send any information but it used to. It is now basically legit, but supposedely logs cursor usage. It is still concidered spyware by the mentioned spyware apps because it sends packets without permission.

But from what I read up on it, it does not harm and does not send any user information.
/forums/archive/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001884.html

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ARAGON
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posted March 11, 2002 06:15 PM            
A good (and the best part - free!) spyware removal is Ad-aware.
www.lavasoftusa.com
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Kevlar
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posted March 11, 2002 06:22 PM            
Thats the one I used Ad-aware its a German Co. Lavasoft.com or something similar.


Also one thing you can do for people that like the comet cursor is, you could always set a firewall rule to block the comet.exe's outbound activity but set it not to warn you. And you will never know its there. Thats just one thing you can do.

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Sorry not lavasoft.com but www.lavasoftusa.com

Sorry again Aragon has it up there.

[This message has been edited by Kevlar (edited March 11, 2002).]

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ARAGON
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posted March 11, 2002 06:28 PM            
Good point Kevlar. I use ZoneAlarm and I have that crap blocked from leaving my PC. I kinda forgot about it as it runs on its own. And its free! (are you all catching what a cheapskate I am? lol)

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Vlad
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posted March 11, 2002 07:41 PM            
Mexindian.. check your mail already, wouldya?

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MexIndian
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posted March 12, 2002 03:14 PM            
lol... I did Vlad.... it's been busy as hell... I was planning on looking at it today. I'll let you know.

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