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Old Feb 1, 02, 8:49 pm   #1
 
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free 25 MyPoints for "Point Alert"

go to Earn Points / Try It Out
pg 2 "Point Alert"

It puts some kind of "spyware" on your PC to alert you of points opportunities when visiting websites that participate in MyPoints.

You may find it usefull... Personally, I just told my firewall to ignore all requests by it... then went to Control Panel/Add Remove Programs and got rid of it... "My Points Alert"
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Old Feb 1, 02, 11:47 pm   #2
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You might want to do a CTrl-Alt-Delete and make sure the process still isn't running. Or run msconfig and see if there is a spyware app or dll that loads somewhere on start-up. The old unlamented Dash bar software was still running on one's system, even after uninstalling it. Took some major registry editing to really get rid of it.
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Old Feb 2, 02, 12:15 am   #3
 
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yup, I ran msconfig and regedit after Add Remove Programs to rid of 'em.

The offending registry and startup items were "TopMoxie."
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