Firefox spyware scanning

Firefox spyware scanning

Summary: I've always liked Yahoo's toolbar for Internet Explorer because it incorporates PestPatrol, making spyware scanning quick and convenient from the browser. But I don't use Internet Explorer when I can help it.

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I've always liked Yahoo's toolbar for Internet Explorer because it incorporates PestPatrol, making spyware scanning quick and convenient from the browser. But I don't use Internet Explorer when I can help it. I use Firefox. For people like me, Yahoo just released its toolbar as an extension for Firefox, including the same features as the Internet Explorer version. When I installed it, though, I did encounter a few oddities. For one, when I open Firefox, I get a second little browser window called Dialog Placeholder. I use Firefox because I don't like pop-ups, so I don't know why Yahoo's giving me one. Second, the first time you click the Anti-Spy button on the toolbar, you'll have to download and install the branded version of PestPatrol used by Yahoo. Still, it makes free, solid spyware removal very accessible.

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  • I went to YAHOO!

    and spent 1/2 hour reading reading about 1/2 of their EULA and that said by agreeing with it you agreed to the TOS and PS. I think they would both be just as long if not longer.
    So I just canceled the thing.

    If you use their service, including IM, anything you enter belongs to YAHOO! and they can use it in any way they want to. That would include anything that you sent your boss or anyone else.
    Me_too