Is Alexa spyware/adware?

vbimport

#1

When recieving a download on Megaupload it tries and acheives putting Alexa on my computer has anyone noticed this when downloading from the site?


#2

ugh just wait for the popups then you tell us whether it’s spyware/adware

start googling now for a removal tool and removal method. I had it on my computer and it was a bitch to get rid of.

lots of rebooting in safe mode, deleting reg keys, running removal tool, more rebooting, crossing fingers and doing a voodoo dance to hope it works, then repeating the process…


#3

i ended up having to go the manual route from this site: http://www.spywareremove.com/removeAlexa.html but if you can get the automatic tool to work that’s MUCH preferable (and faster)


#4

it’s technically an IE toolbar “helper” but it collects information and tracks your web useage. I don’t like that kind of stuff on my computer, and I might have not even noticed it if it wasn’t for the popups with “alexa” in the toolbar every 30 seconds…

(and the popups still came even though I was using firefox and had popups blocked)

also, for future reference technical problems/questions belong in forums other than the living room. no worries though. I’m sure a mod will swing by and move this thread


#5

easily removed with Ad-Aware or spybot


#6

Thanks Reasons you Gave me just what i needed to know Appreciate it. :clap:


#7

Thanks Slayer