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    Accoona Toolbar - spyware? adware? homepage redirect?
    This turned up in one of my trackers today:

    http://www.accoona.com/search.jsp?aOnly=N&campaign=null&control=null&affTrack=null&col=&charset=utf-8&la=en&order=&supertarget=&qt=[SEARCH TERM REMOVED]

    I'd never heard of Accoona so I did some searching for info. There isn't much, other than a ton of PR stuff. They have a toolbar that apparently some folks have had difficulty uninstalling. Others have complained about popups, home page redirects, etc. No mention of them on doxdesk.

    Anybody have the skinny on these guys?

    http://www.accoona.com/legal/privacy_policy.jsp

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    I don't have much information on their toolbar. I do know that I've seen their search engine / search results appear as pop-up ads delivered by spyware/adware, presumably the result of them paying for traffic or paying rev-shares.

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    Thanks Ben.

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