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    SpywareNuker is a Befree-one check merchant.

    Anyone have experience with this product? Is it a good product to promote to fight parasiteware or is it one of the spyware programs that flirts with the dark side of the force?

    sound thinking

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    Don't think it is any good. Just did a quick search and found this
    http://camtech2000.net/Newsletters/a...are_tactic.htm
    Cazzie

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    Thanks Cazzie. I am going to stay away from it.

    Fred

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    Huge Red Flag for BeFree's CoC department to check out this Trojan Horse backdoor installer.

    Here are a few excerpts from their 5 page license agreement:



    "You acknowledge that "Trek Blue" may, at their sole discretion and for any purpose, provide updates, automatic or otherwise, to the "Trek Blue" Program(s) including but not limited to the advertising or other value-added software and technology.

    By installing, downloading, copying, updating or otherwise using the "Trek Blue" Program(s), you specifically agree to include and/or accept the noted software and technology through which "Trek Blue", its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, divisions, and clients provide value-added upgrades and applications to your computer."



    In other words, they can install anything they want, anytime they want without informing you “including but not limited to advertising or other value-added software and technology” on your PC.



    "You acknowledge that you desire to receive value-added content and applications as a condition to using the "Trek Blue" Program(s)."


    Translation: We’re covering our butts so you can’t sue us.

    On running a Domain name check I found that the Domain http://www.spywarenuker.com is actually owned by the following advertising company that according to them “specializes in integrated marketing, media branding and online advertising technologies”

    Domain Name: SPYWARENUKER.COM

    Organization:

    Lions Pride Enterprises, Inc.

    1959 Palomar Oaks Way - 3rd Floor

    Carlsbad, CA 92009

    US

    Phone: (760) 496-1600

    Fax..: (760) 496-1601

    Email: webmaster@lionsprideenterprises.com

    http://www.trekblue.com

    ROLMAO ...the commission proposition
    Now here’s the kicker, this is Shareware that will show you which files it thinks are Spyware but if you want to remove them you’ll have to fork over $30 to do it. So if I’m right, and I believe I am, not only are they installing Spyware on our PCs but they’re charging us $30 to do it. Does the expression “Brass Balls” ring a bell?



    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

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    Yep .. that's the agreement. This company has been in hot water with a few different services it operates and comes as no shock to me.

    Ray Thomas
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    Thanks,

    Everything I saw about the program was setting off all the red lights. It is sad that BeFree/Valueclick promote so many of the these type of programs. I still have that remote hope that they will become a truly responsible community member and learn to just say no to things like this.

    sound thinking

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    Lions Pride Enterprises, Inc. is a well known spammer as well.

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    The owners are NETorious spammers and pop Ad developers. They are targeting all the buzz words with a SpamNuker -PopupNuker -AdwareNuker all the while scraping e-mail addresses and planting their trojan horse updater to give your system an anal transplant.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see Gator funding the BeFree entry fee to get their foot back into that affiliate pool.

    This one is a no brainer Scott. Refund the entry fee and kick them to the curb.

    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

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    quote:
    Originally posted by EcomCity.com:
    Huge Red Flag for BeFree's CoC department to check out this Trojan Horse backdoor installer.
    Don't hold your breath. (as Yintercept said, it is truly sad the networks get in bed with these kinds of programs) I'm pretty sure Andrew warned about these guys a month ago or so here. After that, I noticed they were doing a FastClick buy and deselected them before they could run any ads on my site.

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    Glad I stumbled onto this. Dropped 'em, byebye.

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    Arf arf.. they asked to advertise on Slimeware.com but after reading what Andrew Clover and Patrick Kolla have to say about them, I decided to give them a miss!

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