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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:38 PM

Site is promoting scam & useless products such as Stopzilla & Registry Boost (Uniblue).


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SmitFraudFix.exe seems to be infected by something...

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/bleepingcomputer.com

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

1. The reviewer is more than likely a troll

2. The smitfraudfix thing is probably just a false positive on their end.

Correct me if I'm wrong on both accounts.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:36 AM

I see Grinler has already posted at the site and has already been been in contact with Siteadvisor regarding the false postives.

It's expecetd that some of the tools used here at BC will give warnings, they can after all be used by the dark side :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:53 AM

You can never please everyone. Obviously by their statement, they cannot tell the difference between an ad (Stopzilla) and the tools we offer
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#5 Lloyd T

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:40 PM

1. The reviewer is more than likely a troll


Probably not since he/she has a review score (probably not the trust score) of 9/9.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:12 PM

It is so surprising, because the WOT Rating for Bleeping Computer shows no errors or any bad reports.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:39 PM

It is so surprising, because the WOT Rating for Bleeping Computer shows no errors or any bad reports.


The WOT score is 5 stars on all 4 categories.

And people get those 9/9 scores by "reviewing" many sites. They're analysis is not always correct..
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:31 PM

You would be surprised Swordie on how little one review can do to a rating system. Keep in mind the rating system is based on algorithms.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:41 PM

I took Amazing Andrew's advice that he offered in the Wikipedia article topic, logged out, and viewed the ads. They are very unintrusive and do not appear in conjunction with endorsements or ratings of any kind. They do not appear throughout the site, but all in one place. If they were to be interspersed with forum topics such as "Am I infected?", "What are the best firewalls?", etc., it would be an entirely different matter.




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