Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:18 PM
I am hoping to find some independent advice about an application called expatsheild. It is an executable that allows British Ex-Patriots (never liked that term, there is nothing "ex" about my patriotism) to watch UK TV through the various netplayers available. It does this by giving the user a UK IP address via VPN which fools the iPlayer or 4OD etc into thinking it is OK to display the content.
I installed it for a friend and was dismayed to see that all Google search results were then faked, I have since heard from other people that have installed it that they only get pop ups and it has caused no problems for them. I am aware however that the best hijacks are very subtle and that your average computer user wouldn't have any idea if they had been hijacked.
I would very much like to hear from folks more knowledgeable than me in computer security regarding this application as I suspect that there is probably more than just browser hijacking going on.
I did search first (Google and this forum) got nothing, I am aware of the other services out there and that iPlayer is going worldwide soon.
Many thanks in advance.