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Re: Trim and proofread posts!(Useful free photocopier utility).



Here's a good example of why to trim and read your posts, as has been
suggested...can anyone make any sense out of what's below the dashed
line....I've read and reread, and can't figure out why this was ever
sent...to anyone, let alone the list...
Gary
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----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Walters <CWalters@ColoradoCollege.edu>
To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2000 5:41 PM
Subject: RE: Useful free photocopier utility.


> Sorry, Stu, didn't read enough to realize this was for the evil platform.
>
> We are Microsoft.  You will be assimilated.  Resistance is futile.
>
> Chas.
>
> > ----------
> > From: Lamont Seitz
> > Reply To: epson-inkjet@leben.com
> > Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 2:25 AM
> > To: scan@leben.com
> > Cc: epson-inkjet@leben.com
> > Subject: Useful free photocopier utility.
> >
> > Here is some information on a "free" photocopier program which turns
your
> > scanner and printer into a quite good personal photocopier.
> >
> > I first read about this on the Lockergnome.com newsletter. It turns out
> > that
> > it's "free" because it puts animated ads on the photocopier control
panel.
> > You aren't informed about this until you have installed the program and
> > read
> > the "readme" text. This tells you that it's advertising supported. What
it
> > doesn't tell you that it goes to some unknown URL and downloads new ads
> > and
> > also uploads information about your internet use.
> >
> > A thread in the newsgroup comp.periphs.scanners started on 1/16/00
telling
> > about how it uploads data from your computer.
> >
> > I liked the program function a lot, didn't care for the ads very much
and
> > hated the thought that a parasitic program in my computer was sending
out
> > information unknown to me.
> >
> > I did some experimentation and found out how to eliminate the ads and
the
> > up
> > and down loading without interfering with the function of the
photocopier.
> > I
> > just posted the information to the comp.periph.scanner newsgroup and am
> > incorporating the information in this posting.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > --
> > ---
> > Newsgroup post:
> >
> > Many of you noticed the various threads, starting 1/16 and onward, with
> > regard to the free Photocopier program "parasite" or "virus" which
> > downloads
> > ads to the Photocopier control panel. It turns out that it also uploads
> > information about your internet activities.
> >
> > The program makes your scanner and printer into a pretty good substitute
> > for
> > a Xerox or other personal photocopier. It works well in black and white
> > with
> > my HP4 LaserJet and copies photos in color on my Epson inkjet that turn
> > out
> > quite good.
> >
> > I experimented a bit and found how to eliminate the ads (and the
> > uploading)
> > and still keep the good features intact. My OS is Win98SE and the
> > following
> > details apply to that although I imagine that Win98 and Win95 will work
> > the
> > same way.
> >
> > You can download the Photocopier from http://nico2000.com for free. Make
> > sure your modem is off and that you're not on the internet when you
double
> > click on the "pc.exe" icon to install the program. This makes sure that
it
> > won't immediately grab some ads from whatever URL has been programmed
into
> > it. You will be presented with a personal information form once or twice
> > during the installation. Don't fill it out but just click cancel
whenever
> > one pops up. Don't run the program at this point!
> >
> > The parasitic executable that causes all the nasty downloading and
> > uploading
> > is "TSAdBot.exe". This was written by "Time Sink" who derives
advertising
> > revenue by displaying the ads on your computer and by selling your
> > demographic information that it uploads. They then share some of it with
> > the
> > nico2000 programmer who incorporated it in his Photocopier program.
> >
> > Open Windows Explorer and search for "TSAdBot.exe". You should find it
in
> > C:\windows\program files\. High light it and delete it. Close WE and
> > double
> > click on "MY Computer" and then drive C and then open the Windows
folder.
> > Open the Program Files folder and see if there is a "Time Sink" folder.
If
> > it exists, right click and delete it.
> >
> > Now, when you run the program (it puts a photocopier icon on your
desktop)
> > you get a nice program control panel with a gray area where it would
> > normally be running animated ads. All useful functions are intact and
the
> > monster has been tamed.
> >
> > I really find it useful now that it behaves itself.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Lamont
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -
> > Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use
> > accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
> >
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