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  1. #1
    Full Member garystarling's Avatar
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    I'm kinda confused! Someone in the family downloaded a screensaver (err yes that was me!) and savenow has been popping up. I searched my computer to find that the current database includes loads of websites including abestweb. So what gives? How can I tell if the sites I am affiliate to are victims or supporters of whenu / savenow?

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    Gary,

    Go to the SaveNow directory (in program files) and open the savenow.db file with a text editor, you'll see the list of sites under the heading "popup at"

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    So are the 'sinners'[popupgroup] which includes overstock and the victims [popuppat] which includes abestweb? - also there is a heading [suppresspat] which includes Tigerdirect. So I assume that the latter sites have successfully prevented savenow popups?
    Finally [screenpat] includes a small but strange bunch - [screenpat]
    1,pricebandit.com
    2,whenu.com
    3,whenushop.com
    4,whenyou.com
    5,whenyoushop.com
    6,ebates.com
    7,flamingoworld.com

    Why number 7?

    Sorry to be a pain but this fascinates me!

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    @ Haiko
    I have tried to open it in "notepad", "microsoftword" and "wordpad" It keeps coming out like this. Could you tell me how do I open it so I can read it please ? Thanks in advance. [edited to add] Sorry about the width please delete it when you have read it.
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    Gordon
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    Yep, got the whenu popup in front of ABW today.

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    Gordon,

    I wrote a little VB Script to clean up the savenow file. It's below. Just copy and paste it into a file with a .vbs extension and it will run from the command prompt. You might need to change the file paths if your savenow.db is in a different place.

    John

    set fs = createObject("scripting.fileSystemObject")
    Set SNFile = fs.openTextFile("c:\program files\savenow.db")
    Set CleanFile = fs.openTextFile("c:\savenow_clean.txt",8,true)


    Str = SNFile.readAll()
    for i = 1 to len(Str)
    mixedup = Asc(Mid(Str,i,1))
    cleanFile.write(Chr((mixedup Mod 16)* 16 + round(mixedup/16)))
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