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sheldon May31-03 10:21 PM

what are pc BOTS
 
what are BOTS, my computer was locking up a lot, I was doing some research and found a spybot program that found some parasites on my computer, I zapped them and I am fine now. I found this interesting that I couldn't find them otherwise and was curious what uses they had and are there good ones to keep etc.

username Jun1-03 01:43 AM

Basically a bot (robot) is like an autonomous computer program performing human like tasks with out the need for you to control it, sometimes bots are installed and run without your knowledge, like the spyware bot that you were infected with was probably autonomously sending market research data of your browsing habits to some master computer.

EDIT: Bot is a very lose term I think a better description of the parasite software found on your machine is spyware, and I would just call the removal program software.

sheldon Jun5-03 05:49 AM

hmmmm evil man. Its kinda like big bretheran.

Dx Jun9-03 06:56 PM

its those fake blondes in the chat rooms that like to tease you for money.
Big
Ol
Teases
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BOT

Dx


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