Why I run the MSN toolbar
I've been using the Google toolbar for a long time, but no more. Now I'm using the MSN toolbar instead. Why? Six simple reasons, five of which are security-related:
Posted by Paul at December 21, 2004 10:48 AM
- The MSN toolbar doesn't index the browser cache or history file. That means that it won't find cached information like credit card or online banking statements.
- Every user on a multi-user machine has a separate set of index processes and files.
- The MSN toolbar never sends any data back to Microsoft. Google's toolbar, of course, sends tons of data back to Google, although they're up-front about it.
- Index files are obfuscated, raising the bar for casual snoopers (of course, snooping requires admin privileges in the first place :)
- MSN never automatically downloads updates. You can ask it to do so, but you don't have to.
- It searches Outlook.