Spyware you do not want to get for Christmas!

As I was installing my Creative Labs PCMCIA sound card, I was shocked to see the amount of “GARBAGE” creative labs tried to install or place in my bookmarks on my PC. Luckily my Spyware program caught all of it and I was able to have it removed before it could become a issue.

Why would Creative do this. The items they were loading wasn’t spyware but I sure did not ask for the bookmarks to various sites including AOL to be loaded. They should be ashamed of themselves and offer a apology to all Creative Sound Card owners. That card was not cheap and then they try to load my PC up with advertisments. Well I like the card but they need to be put on the who’s naughty list.

Ziff Davis has a great article about some real nasty Spyware that you will want to avoid. Don’t forget to included Virus Software, Firewall Software and Spyware Software with all of those PC’s your giving or getting for Christmas. [ZDNet]

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