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    Re:New.net = Spyware = BAD! ****PROVE IT****
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday August 18 2003, @10:36AM (#12087)
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    Perhaps you should take fewer pills. I never said new.net was spyware, I said it was foistware bundled with spyware via Kazaa. Foistware is an application that comes bundled with another program. You generally (and in Kazaa's case) have to click OK on the licensing agreement for them to install, but as Simon says, if you don't read the fine print that's your problem. It is just this sort of attitude that gives foistware a bad name. And unless it has changed, installing new.net means that it runs most all of the time eating up resources, and removing it completely requires editing the Windows Registry, not something many end-users should or will attempt. There is a kazaa lite available (try that in google) that comes without the foistware and spyware.
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    Re:New.net = Spyware = BAD! ****PROVE IT**** by fnord
    Re:New.net = Spyware = BAD! ****PROVE IT****
    by Anonymous on Monday August 18 2003, @10:51AM (#12088)
    Definitely you should take more pills. I didn't respond to you. I responded to "Anonymous" claiming that New.net is spyware. Are you the same guy who posted "New.net requires a plug-in, allowing spyware programs on your hard drive. ICANN's TLDs do not require plug-ins, that is why they will succeed and New.net is a joke." Take another pill and chill out again.
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    Re:New.net = Spyware = BAD! ****PROVE IT****
    by Anonymous on Monday August 18 2003, @11:09AM (#12090)
    So you admit New.net is not spyware. Now it has a new name "foistware". :))). Who knows what it will be called by next month. New.net can be easily uninstalled by using "Add/Remove programs", just in case you didn't try. Simple KISS rule. :)
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