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    http://www.dashbar.com/

    FYI, a toolbar by Gator(Claria)

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    Good thing you didn't call it S*YWARE.

    Wayne

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    Dashbar was a failed dotcom that later reformed to offer wonderful beginning BHOs from VX2 and their transponder. Joshua A. Abram's has been mentioned on here before (one of the founders) and he was recently mentioned in something else i read this past week. Can't remember what.

    I spoke with Joshua at length over VX2 years ago and he was very deceptive and secretive. Blackstonedata, the company he would never talk about was truly an evil spyware company. They tracked all your keystrokes and sent them back to a central clearing house, they of course did this to empower you. But all of this can be traced back to them.

    Chet

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    yeah it's wierd when you notice that your getting traffic from that site.

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    I don't care what gator or claria say they are, I say they are spyware, they are bloody good at putting their cookies on your computer, how they do it I've not figured out yet. Almost every time I run a spyware check theirs is the cookie that appear more often than most others.

    Take it from me I did NOT agree to have Gator or Claria on my computer.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

    YouTrek

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    Why would you be getting traffic from that site in the first place im confused

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    Claria actually has several of it's own software they bundle GAIN with now besides the eWallet/form filler. http://www.claria.com/products/index.html#ss

    Dashbar, weatherscope (which allows them to capture the end users zip code), PrecisionTime, SearchScout and DateManager. I really love the way they also now "offer" ad free versions for $30. LOL.

    They also bundle each of these individual products with freeware.

    WhenU also has a growing list along these same lines. http://www.whenu.com/products.html

    180 just released a "free" application through Zango which allows you to find movie times in your area (again they then have the end users zip code).

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    they are bloody good at putting their cookies on your computer, how they do it I've not figured out yet.


    Gman, those are typically gator's "tracking" cookies for their partners. That is it is the cookie to let them know which of their partners to pay if their stuff does get installed on your computer.

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    Why would you be getting traffic from that site in the first place im confused


    You could if your site shows up with whoever they are using to serve their search returns.

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    I see now, thanks I didnt think of that

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    I don't care what gator or claria say they are, I say they are spyware..

    I don't really care either, it's just that right now I just don't have the cash to buy freedom of speech.

    Speech used to be free here in the US but now there are "hobbyists" and corporate legal departments that see all criticism as libel. Being right has no bearing, you can be sued by these extortionists until forced to settle since you can't afford to pay for actual justice.

    Wayne

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    Yes I apreciate that Wayne for you Americans but your US courts would have a long hard walk to get me (British/Canadian) in a court :-)
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

    YouTrek

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    These Scumbags and commision thieves are now all bundling their browser spam crap using various freebee and extra cost downloads.

    WhenU offers its consumers a range of products that add value to their online experience. In addition to WhenUShop, the premier online shopping companion, we offer several useful free software programs. Below is a list of our current offerings that you can download easily.


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    SaveNow
    Relevant Offers When You Need Them


    There are a vast number of great offers and services available throughout the Internet – the problem is finding them when you need the information most. SaveNow is a program that brings you relevant offers and tells you about deals and similar sites when you surf the Web. In addition, we negotiate a number of exclusive offers to maximize value for our users. SaveNow's goal is to show users information about these offers and services - right at the moment when they need it. For example, if you went to a search engine and typed in "long distance", you might get an offer for SmartPrice - a site that we found to be the best for comparing long distance plans. We show these offers infrequently so as not to be intrusive. In fact, the average is one ad shown per user per day.



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    Those same 400 Ad Whore merchnats showing up at WhenU are infesting systems via the 180Solutions and Gator applications. Hell these same scumbag AM's are signed up will other BHOs we don't even have on our radar and deserve to be fired if the real merchant's management had any balls.

    Nice overview of BHO's and a good forum for all who get infected by bundling and drive-bys at at http://computercops.biz/postt7736.html

    I'm trying to get these guys who have 2 great anti-Spyware/Adware programs to remove the networks cookie blocking so all ABWers can push them on their shoppers to wipe out the friggin BHO's before and after the hidden installs.

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet today.
    By simply browsing to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!

    The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.



    Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
    Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
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    SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web.

    And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background. SpywareBlaster is freeware for personal and educational use.

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

    SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.

    An anti-virus program scans files before you open them and prevents execution if a virus is detected - SpywareGuard does the same thing, but for spyware! And you can easily have an anti-virus program running alongside SpywareGuard.

    SpywareGuard now also features Download Protection and Browser Hijacking Protection!

    Features Listing: Fast Real-Time Scanning engine - catch and block spyware before it is executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for known spyware and heuristic/generic detection capabilities to catch new/mutated spyware
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    ..your US courts would have a long hard walk to get me (British/Canadian) in a court :-)


    Exactly! That's why the US needs its allies. To speak for the average US citizen effectively silenced by the money of corporations embarrassed by the true nature of their products or merchants whose reaction to criticism is a crippling lawsuit.

    Wayne

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