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#1 eastonch

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:45 PM

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Dealt with this before, ive seen it on a MDL (Malware Database)
It is a rouge, detects things that aint true..
Wrongly thought that this would be advertised on a Computer Ressurection site.
Its an ad by google, maybe you guys should tell them about this or report the incident.

Dunno, just thought gullable people might see a "anti Virus" advertised on the forums and click it, get full of trojans and then blame the site?


Its also a browser hijack, redirector, all it really does it block sites you get tools from, AVG, MSE, stuff like that. but still, not a handy thing to have on your ppc when it slows it to a crawl.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:00 PM

It is an ad placed by google, not us. Additionally you don't see the ad if you log in. And while your claims of the application being a rogue may have merit, the converse may also be true as the application is also supported as being non malicous by cnet downloads. Stopzilla 5.0.68.30

I don't use the application nor endorse it, I'm just stating that there are opposing viewpoints on the application.

So the issue is debatable.

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#3 eastonch

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:23 PM

I've toyed with the program before, its not to be trusted, although a leaf could be turned if its being posted on cnet.

I was logged in, weird?

I understand its google who provide the ads, not yourselves, sorry for any offense caused. :)


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:38 PM

I was logged in, weird?


Just an observation: The screenshot you posted shows that you were not logged in. The big red box shown at the top of the picture only appears if you're a guest.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 06:02 AM

Oh, Daym, sorry :) was an old screenshot from yesterday.




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