do all versions of MS Media Player contain spyware?

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    do all versions of MS Media Player contain spyware?

    if not, which update contains the spyware? thanks in advance.

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    Anything with .Net written on it is spyware.

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    heres how you turn it off

    go to Tools->Options in the player tab you'll see a checkbox that says "Allow Internet sites to uniquely identify your player", make sure this is unchecked!
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    it doesn't have it. I have version 6.01

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    well then either you don't have spyware or you can't turn it off... who knows?

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    Media player 6 is definatly safe from any spyware.
    I'm not to sure about 7
    8 definatly has the spyware fully enabled.

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    Who cares if it has a spy ware or not.. I am not Osama, Am i??

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    But does microsoft care who you are?
    No they just wan't to fill your hotmail inbox with spam.
    And make some money in the process.

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    Who cares if it has a spy ware or not.. I am not Osama, Am i??
    Yes you are.

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    >> Yes you are.

    Nah, that's me.

    *FBI start monitoring thread*

    What is .NET, I've heard everything about it apart from what it actually is. Is it an alternative to Win32 API, some web integrated MS initiative?

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    >> But does microsoft care who you are?

    yes, they do. That's one of the reasons they released XP-- starting in a about a year, many pieces of software people bought for XP will stop functioning. if they want it to continue working, they'll have to pay an annual license. Word, Excel, etc.... to name a few candidates.

    Microsoft wants to know what software is running on your system, your passwords, your serial numbers, etc. so that they can file copyright infringement charges against people with software copies or duplicates.

    Big brother is here.

    Be careful out there, people.

    Trust no one.

    The truth is out there...

    George Orwell's 1984 is coming to pass. Cameras that can read flyspec print at hundreds of yards are showing up all over the country at every intersection-- just look up and smile.

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    Microsoft want to watch us strip on our webcams.

    That's why bill gates has that big mansion.

    It's a big bunker with loads of tv screens with people stripping.

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    Well its not a complete loss for you brian.
    Atleast they are probbly real americans and using wide screen. I know you wanted that.

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    nice Sayeh, at least somebody else realizes this...

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    George Orwell's 1984 is coming to pass. Cameras that can read flyspec print at hundreds of yards are showing up all over the country at every intersection-- just look up and smile.
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    or cover the license plate number of your car and drive by them with your ass out the window!
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    you think thats the only windows thing with spyware?!? first of all the are hidden files on your computer with lists of every website you have gone to. then who knows what outlook does with your mail I mean think about it Bill Gates would probably do anything for money.
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