First, the program was designed to be used on a fresh install of Windows 98 or Windows 98 SE. A fresh install would not have any documents in My Documents. My Documents is a special folder in Win98. The author of the program only endorses its use on fresh installs, but he notes that there are no problems as long as you back up your documents ahead of time.
Second, Win98 has very bad integration between it's components. Internet Explorer is not the cornerstone of the operating system. I have used this on my computer. I was perfectly able to use Netscape and my other applications. I could also have reinstalled IE and enjoyed using it in a more stable environment. I noticed no problems. I'm not advocating that everyone does this, but it doesn't break anything as far as I've seen. The auto-dialing switched off, but there was an app on ROM's web page for that. That said I'm not using it now, because I haven't bothered too. However, I thought that it was an interesting link and that some would be interested.
Third, it is not a trojan. There is no trick. Not regular user is going to deinstall IE. Those who use this either oppose Microsoft on moral grounds or are running older computers and desire more stability. The site explicitly explains the deletion of My Documents.
I don't know how anyone could have confused this.
"When we consider that woman are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should Treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." -Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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