AIM is spyware

Apparently, installing AIM installs the spyware program Viewpoint Media Player. I'm glad I don't use this program, although I did find Viewpoint software on my machine. I wonder if this is installed with Netscape. Oh, and my favorite part, AIM inserts free.aol.com into IE's Trusted zone so they can push software installs without having to get user permission. That's a little iffy, if you ask me.

Just more reasons to use Mozilla.

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