Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:57 AM
WindowsXP SP 2
Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Professional
Ad-Aware SE Personal
SpyBot S&D 1.4
AVG Anti-Virus 7.0
Kerio Professional Firewall
DiamondCS ProcessGuard 3.150
DiamondCS Port Explorer 2.000
A peculiar event is happening in my computer. I had not had a DiamondCS TDS-3 update for at least a week. When I looked at TDS-3 HELP I saw that the security programme had been terminated. As compensation, all licensed operators of TDS-3 are being offered a ‘free’ download of the DiamondCS ProcessGuard security programme, so I emailed DiamondCS and accepted.
This is the offer -
>FREE SOFTWARE offer to TDS3 registered users
We encourage all TDS3 registered users to take advantage of our new special offer! Yes we're giving away FREE licenses to your choice of our award-winning Port Explorer or ProcessGuard. If you already own both of those we'll even create a key for a friend of your choice! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your registration name, registration email address, and TDS3 keyfile (tds3.kf) for cross-reference authentication.<
Before I emailed DiamondCS to accept, I copied and pasted their offer into a new Word document. That is my normal practice. I always copy and paste into a new Word document, and then copy and paste what I have copied and pasted, from the Word document into an email, if I wish to draw someone’s attention to something.
This message to you is being created in a new Word document. When it is complete and I am satisfied with it, it will be copied and pasted into an appropriate place in the Bleeping Computer discussion forum, and sent.
The acceptance email was sent to DiamondCS. ProcessGuard has been downloaded and installed. But now when I create a new Word document, anywhere, that diamondCS offer, as shown above, is in it. And I mean in every Word document, no matter where it is created. I have hundreds of folders containing existing Word documents, and if I create and open a new Word document in any of those folders, the copied and pasted Diamondcs offer is there.
Should I ignore what is happening ? Should I simply delete the offending script when I open a new Word document, and carry as though nothing is amiss ? Or is there a way I can kill that DiamondCS script, once and for all ?
Yours sincerely, oldsoldier