The core root of the problem is casual users don't know or are too lazy to keep their program clean from spyware.Betamax said:I'll reserve my judgement for the final release. However at the very least it means that they have recognised the problem for what it is.
Don't I know it. I've spent a good part of my time this week cleaning up all that crap.RZetlin said:The core root of the problem is casual users don't know or are too lazy to keep their program clean from spyware.
Well given the millions of complaints M$ gets from noobs for problems related to spyware, I wouldn't be too surprised. That said, if they turn around and charged for it I wouldn't be too surprised either .RZetlin said:Unless Microsoft makes this anti-spyware software part of their mandatory Windows automatic update with it running live so it can downloaded on those millions of n00b computer users, the spyware problem won't be solved.
thats not the only thing. i recently noticed my internet was getting slow (100+ pings, 200kb/s downloads) when my dad's comp was on and that the net on his comp was super slow (20kb/s). i did adware+spyware on his comp, and found over 300 items and removed them all. boom. bandwidth came storming back, meaning our internet popped back up to 350iskB/s. seriously, u cant take spyware lightly, tho u shudnt be obsessed with removing everything.I'm not scared of Spyware. I honestly have nothing to hide. I just don't like the fact of my privacy being intruded upon. Not to mention Spyware contributing to junkmail and annoying popup ads :/