Is this even legal?

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    don't you see, novacain is entirly correct on this: we're a victim of our own grasping desire. how many times do you gripe about paying taxes, but then swear at the potholes in the street. or my fav, whining at the pharmaceuticle companies for making too much money and then buying thier stock to get rich. well, the world may be at our finger tips in more ways than we anticipated. :digs hole, crawls inside, covers with rock:

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    Originally posted by Shadow
    I had a window pop up showing me the contents of my hard drive almost like My Computer except it was in an Internet Explorer window. It said Anti-SpyWare not installed or something.

    Should I be worried?

    They didin't hack into your computer or anything. That can easily be done in a few languages. I know that javascript can be used to make a page that looks like the current "web style" my computer. VBscript could probably also be used because visual basic can also be used in that way. None of this is server based, so unless some client program or cookies send info back to the server, you have nothing to worry about.

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    Originally posted by Shadow
    I had a window pop up showing me the contents of my hard drive almost like My Computer except it was in an Internet Explorer window. It said Anti-SpyWare not installed or something.

    Should I be worried?

    Barjor, are you really 7 1/2 years old? ( if so, that's nuts )
    Yeah, this is a pretty supid trick actually. All they do is have a 2nd frame which points to C:\.

    So, to answer your question, you dont have to be afraid. They aren't actually taking advantage of the *many* security holes there are in browsers. Its just a trick to get you to download their software.

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    Originally posted by Barjor
    No I am not 7.5. I am 32. The 7.5 was a satirical coment to someone else on the board. Actually it is time to change but I am not sure to what.
    oh and i wonder who that was...
    you are as lame as a fricken truck load of murdered babies

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    Geez, who said it was you? I for one did not think he was referring to me, while I am closer in age to 7.5 then 32 [I'm 17]... should I be offended as well?

    Yes, I guess I'll just start calling Barjor names and compare him to "fricken truck load of murdered babies"... that's it
    This is my signature. Remind me to change it.

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