No updates for Stinger

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have an
update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and not
be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has to be
used?
TIA
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Ben;
    Stinger is not intended as an anti virus replacement.
    Stinger is intended to be used to eradicate specific problems on the
    computer.
    There is no need for regular use of stinger.
    If stinger is needed again, it is best to download the latest version at
    that time.
    If you keep Stinger available, you should verify you have the latest version
    before use.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    news:eOlxr%23j6EHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    > anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have an
    > update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and not
    > be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has to
    > be
    > used?
    > TIA
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 13:07:41 +0800, Ben Stevenson wrote:

    > As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    > anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have an
    > update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and not
    > be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has to be
    > used?

    I keep the file on hand (and a copy on CD) until I download a new one. If
    by any chance I can't get online to get the newer version, I at least have
    the old one on hand. Keep in mind that Stinger is a compact tool. It only
    detects and cleans about 30 or so of the currently prevalent viruses and
    worms. It is not a substitute for full fledged virus protection.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans, worms,
    spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy prior to a
    formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/


    MowGreen [MVP]
    ===============
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ===============


    Ben Stevenson wrote:

    > As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    > anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have an
    > update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and not
    > be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has to be
    > used?
    > TIA
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 02:03:39 -0800, MowGreen [MVP] wrote:

    > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans, worms,
    > spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy prior to a
    > formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP]
    > ===============
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ===============

    Looks like a nice program, Mow. It's one that I was not aware of so
    appreciate the recommendation and the link. Thanks. :)

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Mow, Ditto what Sharon said ! Thanks. I've just downloaded A squared & about to give it a spin.
    --
    Maurice N
    MVP Windows - Shell / User
    -----

    "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message news:eQYx1jm6EHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans, worms,
    > spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy prior to a
    > formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP]
    > ===============
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ===============
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans, worms,
    > spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy prior to a
    > formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/


    Not For Me!!!

    You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your e-mail
    address...

    good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM

    No Thanks !!!


    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP]
    > ===============
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ===============
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >
    >> As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    >> anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have an
    >> update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and
    >> not
    >> be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has
    >> to be
    >> used?
    >> TIA
    >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)


    MowGreen [MVP]
    ===============
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ===============

    Santa wrote:
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >> ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans, worms,
    >> spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy prior to
    >> a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    >> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    >
    >
    > Not For Me!!!
    >
    > You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your e-mail
    > address...
    >
    > good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM
    >
    > No Thanks !!!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> MowGreen [MVP]
    >> ===============
    >> *-343-* FDNY
    >> Never Forgotten
    >> ===============
    >>
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>
    >>> As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    >>> anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not
    >>> have an
    >>> update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use
    >>> and not
    >>> be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it
    >>> has to be
    >>> used?
    >>> TIA
    >>>
    >>>
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)


    Why Start getting Spam,, After 10 years on the internet and No Spamm yet


    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP]
    > ===============
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ===============
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >>
    >>> ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    >>> worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    >>> prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    >>> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Not For Me!!!
    >>
    >> You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    >> e-mail address...
    >>
    >> good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM
    >>
    >> No Thanks !!!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> MowGreen [MVP]
    >>> ===============
    >>> *-343-* FDNY
    >>> Never Forgotten
    >>> ===============
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    >>>> anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not
    >>>> have an
    >>>> update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use
    >>>> and not
    >>>> be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it
    >>>> has to be
    >>>> used?
    >>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Mow,

    What's a throw away spam trap? Sounds like something I could use.

    Thanks, Dan


    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP]
    > ===============
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ===============
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >>
    >>> ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    >>> worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    >>> prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    >>> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Not For Me!!!
    >>
    >> You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    >> e-mail address...
    >>
    >> good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM
    >>
    >> No Thanks !!!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> MowGreen [MVP]
    >>> ===============
    >>> *-343-* FDNY
    >>> Never Forgotten
    >>> ===============
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    >>>> anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not
    >>>> have an
    >>>> update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use
    >>>> and not
    >>>> be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it
    >>>> has to be
    >>>> used?
    >>>> TIA
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Dan;
    Create a free account from Hotmail or one of the others.
    Use that account for anything that needs an Email and may cause spam.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    "Dan Schaffer" <somerset27@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:um7A67s6EHA.128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Mow,
    >
    > What's a throw away spam trap? Sounds like something I could use.
    >
    > Thanks, Dan
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >> What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)
    >>
    >>
    >> MowGreen [MVP]
    >> ===============
    >> *-343-* FDNY
    >> Never Forgotten
    >> ===============
    >>
    >> Santa wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    >>>> worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    >>>> prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    >>>> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Not For Me!!!
    >>>
    >>> You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    >>> e-mail address...
    >>>
    >>> good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM
    >>>
    >>> No Thanks !!!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> MowGreen [MVP]
    >>>> ===============
    >>>> *-343-* FDNY
    >>>> Never Forgotten
    >>>> ===============
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    >>>>> anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not
    >>>>> have an
    >>>>> update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use
    >>>>> and not
    >>>>> be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it
    >>>>> has to be
    >>>>> used?
    >>>>> TIA
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    > worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    > prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

    Santa wrote:
    > Not For Me!!!
    >
    > You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    > e-mail address...
    >
    > good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM

    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)


    Santa wrote:
    > Why Start getting Spam,, After 10 years on the internet and No Spamm
    > yet

    So you can go all around the world making millions of stops in a single
    night - but you miss something as obvious as "spam trap address"?

    Sure - your main email account may not have spam, and no one is saying you
    should sign-up and chance it - but you could create a free email address on
    dozens of different servers and use that to sign up and try new things..
    Check that email when necessary (via a web browser most likely) and delete
    everything or go through it - up to you.. But why hold yourself back from
    trying new things?

    --
    <- Shenan ->
    --
    The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    getting into before you jump in with both feet.
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Shenan Stanley wrote:

    > MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >> ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    >>worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    >>prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    >>http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    >
    >>Not For Me!!!
    >>
    >>You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    >>e-mail address...
    >>
    >>good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >>What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)
    >
    >
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    >
    >>Why Start getting Spam,, After 10 years on the internet and No Spamm
    >>yet
    >
    >
    > So you can go all around the world making millions of stops in a single
    > night - but you miss something as obvious as "spam trap address"?
    >
    > Sure - your main email account may not have spam, and no one is saying you
    > should sign-up and chance it - but you could create a free email address on
    > dozens of different servers and use that to sign up and try new things..
    > Check that email when necessary (via a web browser most likely) and delete
    > everything or go through it - up to you.. But why hold yourself back from
    > trying new things?

    My point is.. There is No need for an e-mail address in order to Try out
    a piece of software.. Legit Software Company's Never ask for an e-mail
    address BEFORE trying out their software!!

    And Beside .. with My ISP I have 7 e-mail accounts I could setup and
    Delete At will!! No need For YAHOO or HOTMAIL..

    Most Users Never Relize Where All Their Junk/ Viagra/ Spam/ Sender Get
    Their e-mails From!!


    >
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    > worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    > prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

    Santa wrote:
    > Not For Me!!!
    >
    > You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    > e-mail address...
    >
    > good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM

    MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)

    Santa wrote:
    > Why Start getting Spam,, After 10 years on the internet and No Spamm
    > yet

    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > So you can go all around the world making millions of stops in a
    > single night - but you miss something as obvious as "spam trap
    > address"?
    > Sure - your main email account may not have spam, and no one is
    > saying you should sign-up and chance it - but you could create a
    > free email address on dozens of different servers and use that to
    > sign up and try new things.. Check that email when necessary (via a
    > web browser most likely) and delete everything or go through it - up
    > to you.. But why hold yourself back from trying new things?

    Santa wrote:
    > My point is.. There is No need for an e-mail address in order to Try
    > out a piece of software.. Legit Software Company's Never ask for an
    > e-mail address BEFORE trying out their software!!

    That statement is entirely false.. I have many tried out many "legitmate"
    software packages from reputable software companies (Microsoft.. Symantec..
    Adobe.. so on) and some of the trials have, in fact, required a valid email
    address to download the software.

    > And Beside .. with My ISP I have 7 e-mail accounts I could setup and
    > Delete At will!! No need For YAHOO or HOTMAIL..

    Fantastic - less reason for you to be concerned. I get the same thing with
    my ISP.. But I also have other accounts.. gmail, hotmail, hushmail and a few
    others. And the great thing about the free ones - technically the
    information I provided them may be entirely false and thus have NO
    association with myself!

    > Most Users Never Relize Where All Their Junk/ Viagra/ Spam/ Sender
    > Get Their e-mails From!!


    Very true - many get them from posting their valid email addresses in
    newsgroups such as these. Some get them from signing up for services - many
    services are valid and the user fails to read the privacy statement of the
    company they are giving their email address to.

    However - to deny a potential software solution trial due to some paranoia
    about getting spam (when you could use false information to sign up) seems
    ludicrous to me.

    --
    <- Shenan ->
    --
    The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    getting into before you jump in with both feet.
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks.

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23XkoQ5k6EHA.540@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Ben;
    > Stinger is not intended as an anti virus replacement.
    > Stinger is intended to be used to eradicate specific problems on the
    > computer.
    > There is no need for regular use of stinger.
    > If stinger is needed again, it is best to download the latest version at
    > that time.
    > If you keep Stinger available, you should verify you have the latest
    version
    > before use.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
    >
    >
    > "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    > news:eOlxr%23j6EHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    > > anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have
    an
    > > update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and
    not
    > > be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has
    to
    > > be
    > > used?
    > > TIA
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks. I wouldn't mind keeping a copy on CD too. How shall I go about it?
    Do I download direct to CD or has it to be installed to hard disk first and
    then copied to CD.


    "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:uduUV8k6EHA.128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 13:07:41 +0800, Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >
    > > As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    > > anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have
    an
    > > update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and
    not
    > > be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has
    to be
    > > used?
    >
    > I keep the file on hand (and a copy on CD) until I download a new one. If
    > by any chance I can't get online to get the newer version, I at least have
    > the old one on hand. Keep in mind that Stinger is a compact tool. It only
    > detects and cleans about 30 or so of the currently prevalent viruses and
    > worms. It is not a substitute for full fledged virus protection.
    >
    > --
    > Sharon F
    > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  16. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:02:02 +0800, Ben Stevenson wrote:

    > Thanks. I wouldn't mind keeping a copy on CD too. How shall I go about it?
    > Do I download direct to CD or has it to be installed to hard disk first and
    > then copied to CD.
    >
    >
    > "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:uduUV8k6EHA.128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 13:07:41 +0800, Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>
    >>> As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    >>> anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have
    > an
    >>> update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and
    > not
    >>> be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has
    > to be
    >>> used?
    >>
    >> I keep the file on hand (and a copy on CD) until I download a new one. If
    >> by any chance I can't get online to get the newer version, I at least have
    >> the old one on hand. Keep in mind that Stinger is a compact tool. It only
    >> detects and cleans about 30 or so of the currently prevalent viruses and
    >> worms. It is not a substitute for full fledged virus protection.
    >>

    Copy the *.exe file for setup. Install on target system. Of course, if that
    machine is not bootable, installing won't be possible. Wouldn't hurt to
    collect a few tools, including standalone programs, and have them on the CD
    as well for those situations.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  17. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks.

    "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
    news:eQYx1jm6EHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans, worms,
    > spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy prior to a
    > formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP]
    > ===============
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ===============
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >
    > > As recommended earlier in this NG, I downloaded and ran the Stinger
    > > anti-virus/trojan (I already have AVG). But it (Stinger) does not have
    an
    > > update feature. Does that mean that it should be deleted after use and
    not
    > > be kept in my download files, and do a fresh download everytime it has
    to be
    > > used?
    > > TIA
    > >
    > >
  18. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    > Fantastic - less reason for you to be concerned. I get the same thing
    with
    > my ISP.. But I also have other accounts.. gmail, hotmail, hushmail and a
    few
    > others. And the great thing about the free ones - technically the
    > information I provided them may be entirely false and thus have NO
    > association with myself!

    Believe it or not, I have only one email ID and thats from Hotmail. How can
    I have a number of others and be able to manage them? I mean, keep them all
    in one folder or something like that?

    "Shenan Stanley" <news_helper@hushmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23t8e5$76EHA.3368@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > > ... in addition, a²( A squared ) has a free malware (trojans,
    > > worms, spyware, etc. ) scanner and removal tool that comes in handy
    > > prior to a formal cleaning of the system with the installed AV :
    > > http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    > > Not For Me!!!
    > >
    > > You cannot use it unless you Create an account and it wants your
    > > e-mail address...
    > >
    > > good way to Start recieving more JUNK SPAMM
    >
    > MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
    > > What ? You don't have a throw away spam trap addy ? How quaint ;)
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    > > Why Start getting Spam,, After 10 years on the internet and No Spamm
    > > yet
    >
    > Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > > So you can go all around the world making millions of stops in a
    > > single night - but you miss something as obvious as "spam trap
    > > address"?
    > > Sure - your main email account may not have spam, and no one is
    > > saying you should sign-up and chance it - but you could create a
    > > free email address on dozens of different servers and use that to
    > > sign up and try new things.. Check that email when necessary (via a
    > > web browser most likely) and delete everything or go through it - up
    > > to you.. But why hold yourself back from trying new things?
    >
    > Santa wrote:
    > > My point is.. There is No need for an e-mail address in order to Try
    > > out a piece of software.. Legit Software Company's Never ask for an
    > > e-mail address BEFORE trying out their software!!
    >
    > That statement is entirely false.. I have many tried out many "legitmate"
    > software packages from reputable software companies (Microsoft..
    Symantec..
    > Adobe.. so on) and some of the trials have, in fact, required a valid
    email
    > address to download the software.
    >
    > > And Beside .. with My ISP I have 7 e-mail accounts I could setup and
    > > Delete At will!! No need For YAHOO or HOTMAIL..
    >
    > Fantastic - less reason for you to be concerned. I get the same thing
    with
    > my ISP.. But I also have other accounts.. gmail, hotmail, hushmail and a
    few
    > others. And the great thing about the free ones - technically the
    > information I provided them may be entirely false and thus have NO
    > association with myself!
    >
    > > Most Users Never Relize Where All Their Junk/ Viagra/ Spam/ Sender
    > > Get Their e-mails From!!
    >
    >
    > Very true - many get them from posting their valid email addresses in
    > newsgroups such as these. Some get them from signing up for services -
    many
    > services are valid and the user fails to read the privacy statement of the
    > company they are giving their email address to.
    >
    > However - to deny a potential software solution trial due to some paranoia
    > about getting spam (when you could use false information to sign up) seems
    > ludicrous to me.
    >
    > --
    > <- Shenan ->
    > --
    > The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    > yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    > responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    > getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    >
    >
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