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#1 Novadistortion

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:01 PM

Just a general question about Lycos. I know now that it is laden with spyware, and I generally stay away from any Lycos material.

My question is about the company itself. What happened to it?

I remember at one point that they had television commercials like Yahoo does.

Did the company change its owners or something? When exactly did it go bad and why?

Just curious if anyone knows about it.
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:53 AM

I was wondering too, last time I loaded up Lycos, Spybot started going nuts telling me it was blocking such and such.

Suffice to say, I've moved away from using Lycos.

#3 Novadistortion

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 01:24 PM

Yeah, it has been bad for a while now. I don't see any lycos commercials on TV at all anymore. They used to be as common as Yahoo commercials are now.

Still, I wonder what happened to the company itself that it became internet garbage?
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