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From: Chris Phillips (chrisSELKIE.ORG)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 11:33:40 CST
I've gotten them too. To my knowledge I didn't change any options, it
just started doing that about a week ago for no apparent reason. That ICQ
is on my laptop and not easily accessible at the moment or I would provide
you with the version.
On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Taylan Develioglu wrote:
> This morning I woke up, booted up win98 and showered. When I got back
> and tried to send a message through icq (2000 beta 4.60), each message
> suddenly formed a little window underneath the message body window with
> ads. Now I have ads underneath each message I send...
> The odd thing is, noone else I know has this behaviour (yet?), I noticed
> the client behaving fairly strange lately as suddenly the 'first-time'
> messages started appearing again (as in the don't show this message
> again messages - left/right mouse button, you are now in invisible
> To get to the point, does icq utilize some form of spyware no one has
> noticed untill now? Do earlier versions exhibit this kind of behaviour
> as well? Why me not others?
> Now I am really pissed at aol, you install an upgraded (new) version of
> their client. And 10 months later ads pop up.. BAM! No turning back
> because the db is now 2000-steelo. I also noticed that this is
> db-specific (as in my personal settings are changed), other uins
> installed on the same machine do NOT have the ads.