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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:31 pm 
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Is it possible to prevent the FAH Icon from showing up on the system tray and yet keep the program running in the background? I mean, is it possible to have a very silent and secretive startup loading of the program? The reason for this is that I might be able to install secretly the software on a few university computers and have them folding 24/7. If I can hide from systray, I might be able to hide the operation from the system administrators who check the terminal every so often.

NB. OS is Win98

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:20 pm 
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It is not adviseable and in fact it is illegal to install folding@home on a computer that you do not own or have permission to install the software onto.

There has already been one famous court case involving this practice and the accused ended up doing serious jail time.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:22 pm 
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Thanks for the head up. But yet again if it is so illegal, there must be some security issue involved in the FAH software. When I read the FAQ, they say there wasn't any security issue and spyware involved.

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Although it is illegal. I believe they called it computer identity theft or some crap like that... don't bother with it.


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