midrange-nontech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   6. RE: Google changes (Mark Villa)
>
>smart and devious of spyware to hook into Google calls.
>Odysseus marketing is the owner (if they are real) and the program installs
>to Program files\clientman.
>the articles online say it is smart enough to update itself from the mother
>server to keep outsmarting these removal tools.
>
>It is pretty hefty piece of work. Hard for me to completely get rid of. This
>thing actually relaunched itself after I killed it in the process manager,
>probably on my next Google click. Three active processes, bunch of DLL's,
>yada yada...

>Would be a good avenue for a worm too.

This touches on an aspect I've had trouble getting hold of. Generally, creation 
and release of viruses/worms can be criminally prosecuted. At times, I classify 
some of these spyware products in the same group though they certainly don't 
fit classic definitions.

Some remote site has installed software on my machine that's stealing my 
resources against my wishes. Seems to me these should be illegal. Yes, I always 
run ZoneAlarm, AVG, Ad-Aware, etc., whatever seems the good combination at the 
time; but even that takes my personal time in order to download, install, 
configure, run.

Tom Liotta


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