Idiots should not be allowed to make web pages!!!

shiner

Lifer
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If I see one more web page that installs Comet Cursor when you browse the page I am going to scream!!! I don't know what makes lame brained idiots think that by viewing their page I want this POS memory hogging program from hell installed on my computer but I wish they would wise up. Gee...I think I'll run off and make a page that changes the wallpaper of anyone who browses it to a picture of this
 

Windogg

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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Spyware sucks

This week is, "Bring Your PC in to Work So Windogg Can Fix It Week" at the office and 7 out of 10 PC's I've seen had Vomit Comet Cursor installed. Seems they target kids.

Windogg
 

Zorba

Lifer
Oct 22, 1999
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Some proggram install that on to my computer, with out my knowing. When I found out, I killed both pieces of software. Still don't know what Comet Cursor is though.
 

Mday

Lifer
Oct 14, 1999
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hey, i take offense to that...

but then i clicked the url....

eeeee eeeeee, nooo, noooooooooooooooo

=(
 

Rendus

Golden Member
Jul 27, 2000
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Hm.. I don't seem to have that problem.

But then again, when I'm running Windows, I rarely use IE... So.. :)
 

IBhacknU

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Oct 9, 1999
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<< what is comet cursor? my website even asked me if i wanted to install it! >>

You're kidding... right?
 

prodigy

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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Haaaay what's wrong with comet cursor??? I use it on my web page dedicated to my FAVORITE boy bandz!!! it matches my purple comic sans ms font so well too!
 

nullshark

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Oct 28, 1999
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Hmm... Comet Cursor has always asked me before installing.


I think it might be because I have my Install on Demand disabled in tools/internet options/advanced tab (Internet Explorer).

Also check your security settings in the Security tab there (click on custom)
'Run ActiveX Controls &amp; Plugins' -> set to &quot;Prompt&quot;
'Allow paste Option via Script' -> set to &quot;Prompt&quot;
 

SSP

Lifer
Oct 11, 1999
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Comet Cursor is spyware. It sends out your browsing habits to Comet systems (thats the name of the company I think). Just like dime a click.

Go to grc.com and download optout. It'll clear out a lot of spyware programs.
 

shawnmos

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Dec 11, 2000
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Aghh!!!! My sister was using my computer to visit her STUPID sanrio crap site and now I have that damn Comet Cursor POS on my computer!!! Die Comet Cursor die!!!!
 

Dameon

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Oct 11, 1999
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#1 Rule of webpage design. &quot;Thou shalt not force me to install spyware to view your webiste.&quot;
 

NikPreviousAcct

No Lifer
Aug 15, 2000
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That's one of the reasons I made a new site: I was too lazy to take out the coding for the CometCursor software. It sucks ass. It was an awesome idea, but just not practical.
 

dcdomain

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Jan 30, 2000
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WERD... I used to be one of them idiots putting comet cursors and all sorts of other eye candy... until I discovered CONTENT... CONTENT is king...

uhm, Alf, nice site you got going there... an index listing and a kick ass annoying pop up. Dude, since it doesn't look like you uploaded your site yet, move it to a server that doesn't have pop up's. Or at least use some javascript to disable them suckers...
 

SendTrash

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Apr 18, 2000
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YES!!!
I totally agree with the hatred with Comet Cursor. Is there some way to tell IE to ignore the need to install Comet Cursor?
 

SexEPid

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Aug 1, 2000
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Wow, ALF!
Can't wait to see the other 10%!
Sure it will be as productive as the other 90%! :)

Pid