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minime

2015-11-28 12:18 »

Some days ago my friend give me some PDFs when i come home i read 'em on my computer, and some
minutes later when i open my browser and visit some site it show me adverts with the same subject which i been reading
in PDFs.
I take a look at my firewall logs and I saw that Foxit Reader sent some data someplace. Then I decided to block his communication
with the network and I take a look again and saw this:

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Do you guys know some alternative which does not share your private data with the rest of the world?

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2015-11-28 14:52 »

Well, that's fairly creepy. :sick:

...you know what they say about free stuff, if it's free, YOU are the product. I personally don't use Foxit anymore because it got bloated years ago. I use the built-in FireFox PDF-reader. Like, FireFox opens PDFs without any issues for me but I definitely am not surprised that even Foxit has maybe turned into some kind of spyware.

These days, EVERYTHING has been turning into spyware it seems. It's almost like someone gave an order to EVERYONE to turn EVERYTHING into spyware, of course, I'm a little too crazy now but yeah, signs of times I guess.

I would recommend you to do what I do, see my post How to use Windows Firewall in an efficient manner. What I basically HAVE to do these days is to kill ALL communications to the internet, even Windows isn't allowed in my Firewall rules. If you follow the instructions in that post, NOTHING will be able to talk with outside world unless you specifically allow it with an allow rule. Not even time will synchronize which isn't THAT needed. I open it manually and do it maybe once in a blue moon. :lol:

Speaking of spyware, I think you might also enjoy this other post: How to disable Windows 10 spyware telemetry logging. With Windows 10, I basically never allow it to update, AT ALL. As long as it works, it's fine. The thing is, since it's all behind a router and a firewall, you don't REALLY need that Windows Update which only God knows what it does these days. I keep my FireFox up to date, however. :mrgreen:

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2015-11-28 14:54 »

Oh and by the way, I wouldn't trust tha COMODO firewall either that you are using. I tried it once and it was definitely in the shady zone in my humble opinion. If you follow my post about the Windows firewall, that's all you really need. :think:

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2015-11-28 22:38 »

Thank You! I read your posts about win fw. :thumbup:

Non Hic wrote:...you know what they say about free stuff, if it's free, YOU are the product.

Maybe they are right but payed sw doing same thing, plus(actually I think it's a minus) they get your ID - Name, Address, etc..
And who knows who have access to your data in this case. That's why I'm using free sw - they don't have all informations, just parts.

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2015-11-29 12:32 »

No problem!

Yeah, like when you buy some milk, if they ask me to give me my name and address, I would tell them to fuck right off. I don't see why it is accepted that if you buy a nonphysical software from the internet, that they must know who you are or where the hell you live so that they can keep contacting you to sell you more. It's weird. :problem:

By the way, I don't know how you found us but please do spread the word about this Web site! :grin:

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2015-11-29 21:54 »

Uninstall the Foxit Cloud, that should help, if not go back to an old version such as 5.x.

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