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Thread: Gator

  1. #1
    bree
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    I seem to remember running gator soon after it came out, and it wasn't spyware, to my knowledge. I could be wrong...
    I can't remember all my log-ins and passwords. Too many. Brain full.
    Does anyone have a non-spyware Gator? Or can anyone recommend another password-remembering program?

  2. #2
    Teddy
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    It's probably always been spyware, just nobody knew of it at the time :blink:

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    I was thinking about this myself I just dont have the particular brand of spyware you have but someone that did can be read about in this forum Wilders Security Forums/passwords not a patch on O.V.com but useful neverless :-)

    Below is a quote from the wilders forum & the thread it came from enjoy
    Pieter_Arntz on August 17, 2003, 01:22:51 PM
    Hi Stan,

    In that case you may be interested in looking into Roboform. You can import your Gator data to it. http://www.roboform.com/
    Check this link http://www.roboform.com/gator.html#convert out before you remove Gator.

    Use either Adaware 6 or Spybot S&D to clean out the rest of the mess after that. Make sure to update before you do so.

    Regards,

    Pieter
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    4 U bree anotherO.V.forum link :-)

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    Originally posted by bree@Sep 16 2003, 05:35 PM
    I can't remember all my log-ins and passwords.* Too many.* Brain full.
    Does anyone have a non-spyware Gator?* Or can anyone recommend another password-remembering program?
    Yes, go get yourself a small notebook from any office supply store.
    write down your passwords in that. if you have a desk draw, stick it in there, and lock it up.
    I see all the time about how unsafe it is to write down a password. It is, if you are in an office environment, but for a home user, not as bad.
    I find more problems with keeping the passwords locked inside a program, espeically one that works with IE. Due to IE track record of every time you turn around, there is some major security bug that allows malicious this and that.

    there is also javascript, worms and all sort of nasty things readily available to snag passwords or log key strokes and reveal your paswords. a keystroke logger does not worry about how well a password keeping prgorams encryption is, since it snags the password before it is encrypted.

    you are more likley to suffer a compromise via your own computer then having your home busted into an someone stealing your notebook with your passwords in. which I find both to fall under a rare occurance.

    [list][*]anti-key logger
    http://www.anti-keylogger.net/[*]Logon Reminder
    http://home.no.net/drpeddie/software.html[*]Notes Keeper , is a private information manager
    http://www.sytexis.com/nkeeper.htm[*]Oubliette , Highly secure and functional password manager. Open source. [*]PassKeep v1.10 stores all your password in one encrypted password database.
    Win98/ME/Win2000/XP.
    http://www.smartking.com/

  5. #5
    guest_Paul
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    AI Roboform is good and is not spyware.

  6. #6
    KennWort
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    Originally posted by guest_Paul@Sep 20 2003, 09:39 PM
    AI Roboform is good and is not spyware.
    Indeed, the moment I discovered that GATOR was doing "bad" things,
    popping up ads, covering up ad banners on sites, etc., I went looking
    for an alternative. AI Roboform was/is the answer. They offer a free
    version for webpage forms, and a PRO (paid) version for the POPUP
    type of logins... Shameless Plug B)
    I bought into the Pro version, and I absolutely like it alot!

    KW

  7. #7
    dontwannalogin
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    Even better than that robo thing is gasp! The google toolbar! Kills popups, autofills forms, blogs, and searches!

    toolbar.google.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennWort View Post
    Indeed, the moment I discovered that GATOR was doing "bad" things,
    popping up ads, covering up ad banners on sites, etc., I went looking
    for an alternative. AI Roboform was/is the answer. They offer a free
    version for webpage forms, and a PRO (paid) version for the POPUP
    type of logins... Shameless Plug
    I bought into the Pro version, and I absolutely like it alot!

    KW

    Update on Roboform. Now I don't know if the google toolbar can do this or not... Roboform allows you to search different engines via a "passcard", and, get this, Roboform, if you highlight some text on your current page, just highlight, then move your cursor to the Roboform search box, and click once within it, a dropdown is prefilled with the text, and you can click on which engine to search! Very nifty! Roboform has many other features, click on Roboform to see the full list...

    See Ya's
    DWHCo

    P.S. I'm not knocking the google toolbar, but I am promoting the small internet developer type... Roboform very possibly might not be able to compete with the Goog-a-rilla without folks like myself promoting them.
    Last edited by DWHCo; 08-09-2007 at 02:20 PM. Reason: add opinion


 

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