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Posted at 20:18 on December 14th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Thx for the links :)
Posted at 09:28 on December 14th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yeah, I was adding on other shortcomings it has... like taking about 3 minutes to boot up so it can load all of it's stupid ads it likes to display.
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Posted at 03:59 on December 14th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I think Tapuak was referring to the fact that "WMP" sends information about the files played with it to Microsoft ;)
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Posted at 23:04 on December 13th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yeah WMP seems to mess up the decoding more than the slight bugs the decoders might actually have in them.
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Posted at 05:29 on December 13th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Then get a video player other than Windows Media Player, Real Player and Quick Time, and you're spyware-free. :)
Posted at 05:23 on December 13th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I guess that's answers the question. Thanks :)
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Posted at 05:21 on December 13th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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http://www.divxlight.com
http://www.divx-digest.com/software/xvid.html
Posted at 05:01 on December 13th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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http://cutka.szm.sk/ffdshow/
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Posted at 03:03 on December 13th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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As I said, I'm using the official one, so I can't vouch for the alternatives. Try the one I mentioned, and I think Pada or Mole posted a link to another good one a while back (hope someone posts the link again... can't remember it myself).
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Posted at 21:28 on December 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Please name a 100% compatible divx decoder and I'll install it.
Posted at 01:18 on December 12th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Only the Windows version of DivX includes spyware :P And if it was differently, there'd still b e spware-free alternatives to the 'official' codec like "DivX ;)" (that's the actual name, don't blame me).

Edited by Mr Creosote at 09:27 on December, 12th 2003
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Posted at 22:48 on December 11th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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People have made DivX decoders that didn't have any spyware in them.
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Posted at 20:11 on December 11th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Don't you even have divx installed? In some caes you have to install spyware knowingly, and then remove it with spyware tools. At least me.
Posted at 12:43 on December 4th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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That's only free in the meaning of 'without cost'.
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Posted at 12:07 on December 4th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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because it's basically impossible to spread free software and include spyware in it. Everybody would immediately notice, and nobody'd use it anymore.


Windows Media Player... :P
Posted at 11:29 on December 4th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I can be certain, because it's basically impossible to spread free software and include spyware in it. Everybody would immediately notice, and nobody'd use it anymore. If that trust-argument isn't enough for you, there is a simple way: Reading the Makefile.
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Posted at 03:54 on December 4th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Spybot can also immunize, to prevent downloads.
But mr Creosote: how can you be certain that you have no spyware without checking the files first?
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Posted at 04:40 on November 24th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Since I only use free software (as opposed to freeware) on my computer which is connected to the net (as well as on the network server), it is indeed as simple as saying "I won't install any program that have spyware in it".

I absolutely agree about the firewall by the way. This option doesn't prevent spyware from being installed, but it can prevent the sending of data. Too often overlooked.

Edited by Mr Creosote at 12:42 on November, 24th 2003
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Posted at 02:59 on November 24th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The best protection I had for my old computer (which is now dead) was my firewall. If any spyware was able to run and send information over the web without my firewall detecting it was (I hope) killed by ad-aware which I runned everytime once in a while, i.e. when I thought that my connection was running slow.

Personnaly, I don't think common sense is in case here... You remember me posting something about Sierra having a kind of spyware in their own program? That's not as easy as "I won't install any program that have spyware in it"; you don't know what you might get everytime you install everything. You can't even know what you'll get just by surfing on the net...
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Posted at 00:30 on November 24th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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How do you know what programs others are using?
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