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    'California sets fines for spyware'

    From the BBC...

    But the same old statistics at the bottom, prior to the mention of Spybot and Ad-ware!

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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    I really wonder what use this legislation will be in practice. I don't know the details of it, but so many "unaware" users will accept the EULA without wading through all the deliberately confusing and verbose conditions. All that's needed (as is common practice now) is for the parasitic purveyor of this junk to sneak in a little clause somewhere in the mess of words, and they've satisfied the requirement for disclosure.

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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    Well, good luck trying to get $$$ from someone outside the USA. The 'average' user would have a very tough time just trying to identify the owner of the malware.

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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> That should cause problems for Symantec, since they *always* seem to take over any computer on which their products are installed. <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>
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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    Charlotte,
    "take over any computer"

    I have NOT had this problem, but I also do NOT turn everything on for Auto. Only the live updates and the autoscan is turn on. Of course I would NOT do it any different for any other brand name either.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    Surely this doesn't mean that you're not an avid fan of Symantec products? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23> . Seriously though, I must agree with Dave. There are many products which will "take over" IF you allow them to take over.
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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> You mean, like Microsoft? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    Yes I use it and so the ALL of the people that support their computers. I use the combimation of NAV, ZoneAlarm <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>, AdAware SE and most are using Outlook 2003 with the junk mail filter.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 'California sets fines for spyware'

    Charlotte, you are far too lenient. "Take over" would be considered a nice thing. ;-]

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