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edit:  only works with 2000 and xp.

Hi Bearskin...

i peeked at your link..(thinking to self...Why does that sound a tad evil?) Ok i've seen a couple things around...Sounds like it's NOT for the uninformed! :unsure:

Thanks for the link!

First post on the Forums...Now if i did the link thing right....

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I downloaded it and tried it, then removed it. It want's way to much internet access for me. Can't understand why, if it's just doing searches on ones own pc. Why does it want more then 5 different accesses to google? It's at this point I decieded to remove it. Just my own choice.

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Can't understand why, if it's just doing searches on ones own pc. Why does it want more then 5 different accesses to google?

That's sort of addressed in the privacy policy. It collects performance statistics and sends them back to Google. It wouldn't surprise me if it was also using Google search for some things (e.g., checking whether web pages have expired, or pulling in recent searches) though nothing about that is mentioned.

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PC World - Google Desktop Search: Security Threat?

Spyware Weekly Newsletter - Is New Google Software Spyware?

"If it's installed on computers at libraries and Internet cafes, users could unwittingly allow people who follow them on the PCs, for example, to see sensitive information in e-mails they've exchanged. That could mean revealed passwords, conversations with doctors, or viewed Web pages detailing online purchases. " quoted from cnn.com

CNN.com - Google search tool a privacy risk - Oct 20, 2004

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