In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Thu, 04 May 2006 04:46:00 +0100
> Currently revolving around the blogsphere:
> Dell Charges $49 to Remove Their Own Spyware
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Not wanting to believe that my friend Michael would allow this garbage
> | to be installed on computers that bare his name, I assumed that somehow
> | a virus had snuck its way onto my machine in the ten minute window where
> | my computer was without anti-virus software. Sadly, Google search after
> | Google search revealed that in fact Dell is being paid to pre-install
> | this filth on their machines
Interesting (and disturbing). Is this in fact illegal
under US law? Also, is there a way to scan a computer
*without* booting it into Windows for this MyWay
quasi-virus-commercial-whatever-the-hell-it-is? I can
scan /c, for example, for files.
indicates that the program is located, in part,
in "C:\Program Files\mywaysa\srchasde\1.bin\ deSrcAs.dll"
(yes, the blank is part of the filename) and that therefore
my particular Dell (which is a dual-boot, though that's
stretching it as it spends 95% or more of its time in
Linux) doesn't have it. Yay! :-) But then, this is an
older model Gx280.
A scan for deSrcAs.dll indicates that it's "MyWay Search Assistant":
and SuperAdBlocker.com suggests removing it (using their software
And remember, it's your Dell, but it's still our info. :-) (And
both Dell and Ford are four-letter words, though for slightly
I wonder what they do on their Alternative Workstations? Hmm....
Windows Vista. Because it's time to refresh your hardware. Trust us.