August 18, 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: DM Boggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:29 PM
Subject: America Online (AOL)
Recently, I downloaded and installed the newest version of America Online,
9.0. I run windows XP/Professional on my computer and I have always ensured
to review system logs, errors, performance, etc. While looking through my
installed programs I noticed the program AOL Connectivity Service, AOL Dialer,
AOL Icon Tray Manager, as well as the actual AOL 9.0 Program. I did uninstall
all AOL related programs with the exception of the actual AOL 9.0 program
and AOL will not operate without the "connectivity programs" installed
on my computer. I am sure that these programs are simply AOL/Big Brothers
means of gathering information on my computer.
My question is to anyone that can offer tech advise on how to keep my computer
"private" or at least as private as possible. This could encompass
any email programs that I should/should not use, purchasing any additional
software or any other suggestions one may have for me. I am open for any ideas.
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