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G4TechTV "Stop-Sign" Commercial!?!?!??

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:13 pm    Post subject: G4TechTV "Stop-Sign" Commercial!?!?!?? Reply with quote

I was watching G4TechTV a few days ago, and I saw a Stop-Sign Adware/Spyware remover commercial come on. I couldn't believe that G4TechTV were actually allowing this company to advertise their product...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Money is money , I'm sure they arent aware of everything thats dodgy or not.

On a related note , they promoted one of our Bluetack programs , the Protowall , on The Screensavers two days ago , so they arent too bad .. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually this is not a new thing. There are several threads about it at DSLReports.com, including this one which is 11 pages!

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,10623341~mode=flat

And this one:

PestPatrol says: eAcceleration/StopSign are Clean!

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,10975086~mode=flat

which is "only" 4 pages.

It was actually de-listed on the Rogues Anti-Spyware Programs page on Aug. 7, with the notes by Eric Howes.

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#ss_note

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Note on eAcceleration Stop-Sign: eAcceleration's Stop-Sign anti-malware scanner was listed on this page primarily because of the company's history of employing deceptive advertising and drive-by-downloads (1, 2, 3, 4). The company was also known for removing and/or disabling competing apps. These objectionable business practices were employed primarily during the years 2002-2003.
Sometime during 2004 the company underwent reorganization. Not only have the worst of the company's download and installation practices been halted, but the company has completely overhauled its stub installer application, giving users much more control over the software modules to be installed on their systems (1, 2).

While testing indicates that the "threat scanner" is still slow and has occasional problems with false positives -- in large part because of the use of heuristics, which cannot be turned off by the user -- we can no longer classify this application as "rogue/suspect." Nonetheless, this anti-malware application -- at least in its current state -- cannot be recommended, given the many excellent competing anti-virus, anti-trojan, and anti-spyware applications that are available (some for free).

(Note: other domains associated with this outfit include: accelerationsw.com, buttonware.com, buttonware.net, clicksales.com, downloadsales.com, homepageware.com, oodlz.com, signupsales.com, webcelerator.com) [A: 6-26-04 / U: 8-7-04]

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