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    A brand new downloadable app. Could the testing gurus do their thing and report back and let us know if they are clean or dirty?

    They are a subsidiary of HotBar.

    http://www.smartshopper.com/SmartSho...ase/161104.htm

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    NYC Adwhore operation expanding BHO theftware packages via name change. Like 180Solutions (nCase - Zanga) they have basic "drive-by" & hidden bundled install ...and now the new improved verision.

    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/HotBar.html

    ________________________

    Registrant: Make this info private
    Hotbar.com Inc (D11965-OR)
    226w 37st
    New York, NY 10018
    US
    Phone: 212-5608940
    Fax: 123 123 1234

    Domain Name: HOTBAR.COM

    Administrative Contact , Technical Contact :
    Hotbar.com Inc (D11965-OR)
    oren@HOTBAR.COM
    226w 37st
    New York, NY 10018
    US
    Phone: 212-5608940
    Fax: 123 123 1234

    Record expires on 31-Aug-2005
    Record created on 01-Sep-1998
    Database last updated on 30-Jun-2004

    Domain servers in listed order: Manage DNS

    DNS1.HOTBAR.COM 165.254.12.151
    DNS2.HOTBAR.COM 165.254.12.152
    S.NS.VERIO.NET 192.67.14.15
    NS.ABOVE.NET 207.126.96.162

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    Current Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
    IP Address: 165.254.12.100 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
    IP Location: US(UNITED STATES)-COLORADO-ENGLEWOOD
    Record Type: Domain Name
    Server Type: IIS 5
    Lock Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
    Web Site Status: Active
    DMOZ 1 listings
    Y! Directory: see listings
    Web Site Title: Hotbar.com - always there for you
    Meta Description: Hotbar.com - Millions of users have already decided! Add 1000's of free emoticons, egreetings, browser skins, email skins & backgrounds, animations, and other cool add-ons.
    Meta Keywords: hotbar, hotbar.com, free, download, emoticons, free emoticons, download emoticons, animated emoticons, emotion icon, smilies, free smilies, free smileys, smileys, cool, new, ecards, egreeting, free egreeting, free ecard, egreetings, greeting cards, free g
    Secure: Yes
    E-commerce: No
    Traffic Ranking: 1
    Data as of: 26-May-2004
    _________________________________

    Registrant:
    226 West 37th St,
    11th Floor
    New York, , NY 10018
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com
    Domain Name: SMARTSHOPPER.COM
    Created on: 30-Jul-95
    Expires on: 29-Jul-13
    Last Updated on: 31-May-04

    Administrative Contact:
    Eliraz, Ziv ziv@hotbar.com
    Hotbar.com 226 West 37th St, 11th Floor New York,, NY 10018
    ,
    United States
    516 768 6965
    Technical Contact:
    , customerservice@networksolutions.com
    Network Solutions, LLC.
    13200 Woodland Park Drive
    Herndon, Virginia 20171-3025
    United States
    1-888-642-9675 Fax -- 571-434-4620


    Yes they are a rogue theftware application and you can bet they infest millions of shoppers systems with their malware. Since they steal our referral cookie at the Point of Sale by tricking folks with Freebee Smilies. can Haiko find a suitable one for showing our displeasure?

    OK all you FeedFreek AM's and SE spammers here comes roving BHO feeds to hijack sales. You can bet this operation also spams the serps with doorway page crap and then pops on both Google/Froogle, merchant and affiliate sites...

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