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Since I got my system cleaned up following every step of GtG's recommendations, I am loathe to add more stuff to my machine -- especially if it looks like it is keeping tabs on me.

Yahoomail is really ticking me off, so I am ready to make the leap and change my e-mail address (after 8+ years)... I switched from Yahoo DSL to Earthlink's dsl because I have a neighbor with a T1 liine and I am far enough away from whatever station thingy that the resistance (ohms, right?) in the wires was not giving me anywhere near dsl speed. At least Earthlink's superfast Covad lines give me something close to regular dsl speed.

I feel like I am in a very old Star Trek episode cast as McCoy -- "[bleep], Jim, I'm a doctor, not an IT whiz"

:whistling: Anyone have any thoughts on the relative safety of installing this stuff?
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Earthlink is just like any other Internet Service Provider (ISP). I think it's safe.
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the safety of installing "stuff" depends on the stuff...as a general rule of thumb...only install things that you are absolutely sure are what they say they are....only install the programs you need...and if y ou don't need them anymore uninstall them...make sure you've got a good antivirus program, a good (well configured) firewall, and at least one good antispyware program...and keep EVERYTHING updated regularly...and just practice common sense
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