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#1 Lily Livered

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:08 PM

I had this desktop corkboard a long time ago when I got my first computer, but never knew if it caused any problems (like spyware and all that).

http://mycorkboard.com/

I'm just wondering if anyone knows if it's SAFE. I'd like to have it again, but don't really know what to look for or how to tell if it would be safe. I'd also like to recommend it to someone, but won't without knowing if it would be safe to do so.

It's a corkboard type screensaver/wallpaper with add-ons like sticky notes, calendars, clocks, nameplates, pictures......like a real corkboard almost. There are lots of different add-ons, some with holiday and other themes.

There was one part I just now saw, about removing certain add-ons when you're tired of them. It said Please allow us to install our Browser Plug-in....would that be safe or not?
http://mycorkboard.com/CleanUp.asp

Can anyone look at their site and see if there's anything that would be cause to discourage this download? Please. and Thanks.
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#2 TMacK

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:26 AM

I use Firefoxes extension McAfee Site Advisor and this is my screenshot when I Googled that site.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:32 AM

You are well-advised always to do some research before downloading such stuff (fun/pretty/helpful), since much of it contains mild malware, or simply gunks up your system (their code is not always the most elegant).

A quick scan on Google did not find any information indicating it contained malware, and several reputable sources (PCWorld, for example) have it available for downloading. Since reputable sites generally preview and test anything they list, this is another clue that it performs reasonably well and does not contain ad- or spy-ware.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:28 PM

The reasons SiteAdvisor red flags the site:

In our tests, we found downloads on this site that some people consider adware, spyware, or other unwanted programs.

BUNDLED SOFTWARE: ClearSearch

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/mycorkboard.com/downloads/


It also links to 3 other red flagged sites (http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/mycorkboard.com):
netflip.com
killerfreebies.com
free-search.com

I would stay away from it.

Edited by tg1911, 02 August 2006 - 12:29 PM.

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#5 Lily Livered

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:22 PM

I did almost download it when I saw the PCWorld download, but thought I'd better try and find out more first.

Thank you all very much for your knowledgeable replies.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:22 PM

You're welcome, Lily Livered.
Glad to help.
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:32 PM

Your welcome Lily Livered Posted Image

Edited by TMacK, 03 August 2006 - 12:34 PM.

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