I Turned the Google Toolbar Off, But It Kept Spying On Me...

Ben Edelman: "Although I had asked that the Google Toolbar be "disable[d]," and although the Google Toolbar disappeared from view, my network monitor revealed that Google Toolbar continued to transmit my browsing to its toolbarqueries.google.com server"

Published: January 26, 2010 by Aaron Wall in google


January 26, 2010 - 12:31pm

I've also noticed such behavior of Google Toolbar in Firefox. So now if I want to disable it - I simply disable whole Google Toolbar Add-on and restart Firefox :)

January 26, 2010 - 3:30pm

I removed the PR Rank tool in April of 2008, and removed the toolbar altogether about six months ago. I know it seems like web publisher malpractice, but I have been so much more effective since I decided I didn't want Google knowing what I was up to, but more importantly I can ignore that little green bar and concentrate on creating great content. Sure, I still pay attention to the SERPs, but that is where the bread really gets buttered!

January 27, 2010 - 6:30am

Jeez, dude, dragging an ancient (silly) contest into the comments here is really weak on so many levels. And let's emphasisize "ancient" to keep us away from "pointless."
Good luck in knocking out Leger.
And that system you are using (stumperjack, stupidpawns, or whatever they call it)is a circle-jerk - FYI.

January 27, 2010 - 12:20pm

I removed that.

Leave it and it multiplies like a cancer ;) thanks Marty

January 27, 2010 - 11:16am

.. not just the Chinese then :)

January 28, 2010 - 2:53am

My question is - WHY did you install it in the first place? :}

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