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#1 Tom9729  Icon User is offline

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Sneaky updates

Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:39 AM

I guess this is kind of old news, but I don't really use Windows at home so I wasn't aware of it. Just got to work today and unlocked my computer, only to notice that I had a new toolbar (Windows Desktop Search) and a new system tray icon (ditto). This thing apparently indexed my computer and was sitting idle using 40-50mb of memory. Now my work computer is kind of underpowered as it is, so I definitely don't need things running in the background taking up resources for something that I absolutely never use.

I realize that this is from Microsoft, but I seem to remember having spyware in the past that was less intrusive than this crap.

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Re: Sneaky updates

Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:41 AM

Big brother Microsoft :)

Yours,
Shane~
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Re: Sneaky updates

Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:04 AM

live boot lol, but really u can just disable most of that crap
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