We've received many requests as to whether the Alexa toolbar is spyware or not. Well, the Alexa toolbar which is available for
download contains spyware agents (it is a MS Internet Explorer key that points to a MS DLL and MS HTML file. This redirects to a page, and that page redirects to the Alexa web site), whereby information about your web surfing is gathered for statistics purposes to fuel the Alexa ranking system. Whether or not the owner (Amazon.com) of Alexa
does other things with this information is not known. It seems though,
that as long as you don't use the Related Links feature of the
toolbar, there is no spying activity.
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