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    If you do a google search for browser skins the #1 spot is hotbar. But 5 or 6 of the other top 10 listings are "hotbar powered" sites that do drive by downloads. I was so digusted, I didn't make it to page 2 of the google returns. Please don't go do the search and start clicking the links unless you have your browser set to block the downloads! This is a nasty piece of software to get off your computer.

    What makes matters worse is that hotbar is teamed up with most of the PPCSE's. Worthless traffic is what it translates into.

    See this example for one example. This is also an excellent example of how the best way you can protect yourself from this cr@p is to have your download and aciveX setting in IE set to prompt. If I didn't have those settings, I would now have the software on my computer.

    It's Your Money. You earned it. What are you going to do to make sure you get to keep it?

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    Same here BLFH (Ms. B), a lot of my visitors use Hot bar

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    Yes, I signed up for the five dollar free trial with Kanoodle and got all Hotbar traffic. When I emailed them to complain they told me that Hotbar was not scumware and was not stealing my commissions.

    Yeah, right.

    I know I made no extra sales during that free trial and I did not add funds once the five bucks was gone.

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    ABW Veteran jc101's Avatar
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    Same here with lookquick.com, worthless traffic

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    Not stealing your commissions, but what about your advertising $$$'s?

    It's Your Money. You earned it. What are you going to do to make sure you get to keep it?

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    It's about time our Government gets off their butts and makes drive-by downloads illegal, with a severe fine for any site that attempts it.

    This is flat out taking advantage of the consumer, and it should be illegal.

    Andy

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