Would be interesting to know if anyone has ever gone to the 180 website and just downloaded their software because they thought it would be useful.
If it is something that only ever comes bundled with something and doesn't actually have any benefits then surely thats just spyware (or even a parasite by definition) - and spreading the good word of new products thru adverts hardly counts.
'Legit' would apply in a very, very liberal fashion here. They broke off relations with Montreal based IST (Integrated Search Technologies) in September to try and clean their rep up... IST was behind many of the backdoor installations of evil, bloating s7|tware. I sent them numerous nasty emails (knowing I'd get no response) Took awhile, but eventually figured out which zones to lock down and prevented future installations on my client's machines.
180 solutions will be known for shady installs of adware, spyware, and in some cases bloatware forever in my books. Never to be trusted.
Thanks to Hijack This - already infected machines are cleaned relatively easily.
I know there is no seperation between Windows and Internet explorer, you don't see a problem with this. Lets follow my "flawed" logic, Internet Explorer is tied into Windows Explorer which is tied into the kernel, sure seems like a good idea to me.
So can i replace explorer.exe with FireFox then since it does the same thing? That would be following your flawed logic.
Also, why would explorer.exe need to connect to the internet at all when it is not my browser? I know that if i pop open Finder in Mac OS X nothing will connect to the internet. What if I open Nautilas in Gnome? Same thing, no Internet.
There is no valid reason for explorer.exe to have to connect to the internet.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS