Reasons for Adware's actions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zeke_mo, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Maybe this is old news, but I hadn't heard it. This is the reason behind adware removing certain programs from their def file. I'd imagine :p
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Maybe they should just call them unwanted and still remove them and avoid the legal issues?

    Sad that companys like that can sue a company trying to undo the damage they have done. Oh and didn't Gator sue someone for something similiar to this (someone called them spyware)?
     
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  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    bastards - Hotbar - or any bleedin' bar is so obviously a ware I really do not want anywhere near my machine... I hope GIANT (err I mean M$ beta) still has it in theirs - after all M$ will not be put off by a piss poor $6million suite - they could counter sue for $6billion!

    As you say - it probably is an old news/technique - I think Kazaa or those bastards who did a very aggressive time/date spyware I forget the name of connected with that pulled somethign similar but did not get the definitions pulled. Personally the part of this story which is news for me is that Adaware pulled the definition - which saddens me.... where will it end?
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    LOL yeah in my post it is GATOR I was forgetting name of! :D
     
  5. Xie

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    Yeah and shortly afterword they changed names to re-start the terror with a fresh new name. :dead:
     
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    Hehe, it's kinda funny/lame how at one time lavasoft also detected Spybot Search & Destroy, killed it, removed it from the machine.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    good idea;

    I like the idea of having a list of "requested to remove" software, and a user could "opt out" of whatever they wanted to opt out of