What you haven't said, though, is that the TimeSink ad gateway runs all the
payment takes up 70% of CPU resources. Obviously, this is not acceptable. For
information, this is running under Windows 2000. Apart from going back to the
previous version of SurfSaver, what can be done about this?
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 19:32 GMT
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On Sun, 9 Jan 2000 10:47:00 -0500, Phil Schnyder wrote:
> Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 10:47:00 -0500
> From: Phil Schnyder <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: SurfSaver 2.0 Beta
> To: [log in to unmask]
> The ad-enabled version never dials and does not require you to be connected
> to the Internet in order to use it.
> When you connect to the Internet, new ads are it grabs ads. If you're not
> connected, it displayed 3 "pre-saved" ads which are included with the software.
> At 07:19 PM 1/8/2000 +0000, you wrote:
> >I use the current version of SurfSaver and was interested enough to
> >download the beta of version 2.0. When installing it I was informed
> >that it contained ad-enabled software that would, apparently, make
> >uncontrolled use of my Internet connection. This has put me off
> >installing the beta.
> >I know from your email announcement that when the product comes out of
> >beta you will be offering a Professional version upgrade without the
> >advertising. However, as a paying customer, I would like the
> >opportunity of evaluating version 2.0 without having to put up with the
> >annoyance of advertisements and without having to pay for the cost of
> >rogue software dialling my Internet connection whenever it feels like
> >It would be helpful if you could let me know whether and how it is
> >possible to prevent the beta software from dialling the Internet and
> >whether, if one does this, the functionality of SurfSaver version 2.0
> >is affected.
> >Dave Symington
> >Sat, 08 Jan 2000 17:49 GMT
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