Alexa search engine

  yattonharry 14:38 30 Apr 2004

Novice user, just joined this forum. My question is:-

Does anyone know about Alexa please? I was going to have it's logo on my webpage but noticed when I found the Alexa site on Google that the adverts on the right hand side suggested that Alexa could be Spyware.

  Djohn 14:54 30 Apr 2004

Yes, it's a registry key installed without your prior knowledge by Microsoft's IE6. If you install and run "adaware" it will flag it up for you and remove.

Download the free version from here. click here

  yattonharry 15:47 30 Apr 2004

Many thanks,Djohn,
I have now downloaded Adaware and will now run this.
Sorry to be dumb but is Alexa ok and it is simply the MS registry key. If I get rid of this, will Alexa then be ok?

  ventanas 15:56 30 Apr 2004

After running Adaware Alexa will be detected, and you will be offered the option to quarantine and then remove it. You neither need it, or want it.

Hi Djohn. Hope you're well.

  yattonharry 10:24 01 May 2004

Many thanks ventanas, I have found it and others and removed it.

Thanks, yattonharry

  Djohn 18:22 01 May 2004

Your welcome yattonharry!

Hi, ventanas. Yes, keeping well thanks. :o)

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