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Find Which Applications Phone Home with VirusBarrier X6

Worried about rogue applications or spyware "phoning home" with your private data? Turn on VirusBarrier's Anti-Spyware feature, and it will alert you to applications that attempt to connect to remote servers. Once you know which apps are phoning home, you can block or allow each individually, and you can even block or allow specific ports for each application, to ensure that your private data stays private.

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DealBITS Drawing: Cocoatech Winner -- Congratulations to Gloria Harman of yahoo.com and Richard I. Levine of pobox.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who will be receiving a copy of Cocoatech's Path Finder. Don't despair if we didn't pick your entry, since Cocoatech is offering a special price on Path Finder for all TidBITS readers, bringing the price from $34 down to $29.95. The discount is good through 02-Feb-04 via the second link below. Thanks to the 564 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings. [ACE]

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