MegaUpload Toolbar. Virus?

Discussion in 'PC Support Archive' started by Nothinbeter2do, Jan 16, 2009 with 7 replies and 135 views.

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  1. Nothinbeter2do

    Nothinbeter2do Banned

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    Is it a virus? I use it for Happy hour Premium, but if its a virus, I don't want it. Spybot says that it is a tracker and tracks every website I go to. Also, it has Alexa.

    I found this somewhere else.
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    I heard that Alexa was adware that tracks the websites you go to.

    So, should I be worried about the toolbar?
     
  2. confused5

    confused5 Enthusiast

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    I try to avoid toolbars since more often than not they do come with some form of adware or spyware, even if they aren't used for malicious purposes. Just did a Google search and i see a lot of claims that it is malware so I would get rid of it but unless you are having problems with your browser you don't necessarily have to
     
  3. OP
    Nothinbeter2do

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    Well I used Spybot to remove it and it still works. So maybe it just removed the bad stuff?
     
  4. TehPhelix

    TehPhelix Retired Retired

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    I would keep monitoring it though because it might have more virus'/adware/spyware in there that you haven't found yet.
     
  5. confused5

    confused5 Enthusiast

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    Spybot never misses anything for me so I'm sure he's clean. If it removed the malware and the toolbar still works then I don't see a problem with you keeping it, but yeah like felix said keep an eye on it
     
  6. Ibdc

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    Try to stay away from toolbars all together. They just crowd up your browser and really aren't that useful typically.
     
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    Nothinbeter2do

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    The only reason I have it is because from 9pm to 3am EST time you get free premium.
     
  8. TerminatioN

    TerminatioN AzzidReign loves GTA Retired

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    I think Alexa does in fact track where you go as, I think Alexa keeps track of the most visited sites and what not, and this is how it does it. I think at one point Azzid actually asked people to install the toolbar to get Se7enSins' Alexa rank up.

    I don't think its anything to worry about. While it might track where you go, it is not using it for malicious purposes and I don't think it records any of your data along with it. Its simply used for keeping track of where people go most. If you're paranoid get rid of it, otherwise I think you'll be ok.
     
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