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IE 6 and Alexa

by LAG / June 27, 2005 1:38 PM PDT

My ISP recently advised me to download the new version of IE6 which I did. Since then, when I run Ad Aware, I get about 13 critical objects related to Alexa. I don't know if this is harmful spyware or what I should, if anything, do about it. I'm running windows 98. Any help would be appreciated!

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Unless you use it get rid of it
by AussiePete / June 27, 2005 2:23 PM PDT
In reply to: IE 6 and Alexa

It's a well known IE addon that shows related site - it tracks what you do and slows browsing down - and like most addons it's not without its bugs - I used it years ago and realised it was causing crashes - in short get rid of it.

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get rid of it
by LAG / June 29, 2005 11:42 AM PDT

I don't understand. If it's an update for IE6, how do I just get rid of the update? Sorry if this sounds dumb, but I'm not that knowledgeable about this stuff. Thanks.............

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Do not throw out the baby with the water...
by glenn30 / June 29, 2005 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: get rid of it

You need IE just get rid of the alexa item by allowing Ad-aware remove them.


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by LAG / June 29, 2005 1:45 PM PDT

So by running Ad Aware every day and getting rid of Alexa, that's the way to go?????

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Is part of IE6, and is MSN search tool for related sites.
by seafox13 / June 29, 2005 4:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Alexa

If you Google for "alexa spyware" you will read a discussion on its operation, and a regedit fix to remove it, if you feel inclined.
Some users appear not to be worried by it!

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Its just a plug-in
by AussiePete / June 29, 2005 6:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Alexa

You can disable it but the best thing to do as Glenn has said is use a spyware program such as Ad-aware, spybot or MS AntiSpyware beta. The later runs all the time so there is no need to manually run it.

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Unless I Use It?
by LAG / July 2, 2005 11:57 AM PDT

I have no idea what I would use it for, or what a plug-in is. I only know I never had it before my last IE6 download. I can manually run Ad Aware, bit of a pain, I don't have the other spyware program and runs automatically. I haven't had any crashes or problems, should I try to remove it or just run Ad Aware. Just don't want my computer screwing up.

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Lag, Ad-Aware Will Clean It Up For You..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 3, 2005 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Unless I Use It?

There should be no reason to do anything else. It shouldn't cause in problems with your computer either.

Hope this helps.


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