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franthy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:45 am    Post subject: Shame on you Microsoft ! Reply with quote

Hi

With IE7 there are a bunch of addons avaiable here:

http://www.ieaddons.com/AddOn.aspx?cid=4&scid=74&aid=5ad37e72-cae4-4bd2-9bb3-853076ace910File:

I wanted to try out the addon eMusic Toolbar and I had just got the toolbar installed when Kaspersky noticed me that I had installed Adware. Softomate Shocked Brick wall

Wonders if Microsoft Defender will find it,too?

And no, it is not a false positive:


emusicToolbar.dll
Status: INFECTED/MALWARE
MD5 dd9d868209aa925a3701457dd1112c4c
Packers detected: -
Scanner results
AntiVir Found Adware-Spyware/Eztrack.C adware
ArcaVir Found nothing
Avast Found Win32:Spyware-gen.
AVG Antivirus Found Generic.KHI
BitDefender Found nothing
ClamAV Found nothing
Dr.Web Found Adware.Softomate
F-Prot Antivirus Found nothing
Fortinet Found Adware/Softomate
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Softomate.j
NOD32 Found nothing
Norman Virus Control Found W32/Softomate.CQ
VirusBuster Found nothing
VBA32 Found nothing

Eula:
Thank you for trying out the eMusic Toolbar software! By using this software, including any third party software made available in conjunction with this software, ("eMusic Toolbar") you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions"). Twisted Evil Brick wall

Microsoft Shame on you
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bob30880
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: Shame on you Microsoft ! Reply with quote

franthy wrote:


Eula:
Thank you for trying out the eMusic Toolbar software! By using this software, including any third party software made available in conjunction with this software, ("eMusic Toolbar") you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions"). Twisted Evil Brick wall

Microsoft Shame on you



According to the FAQ at their website they don't install any other software with the toolbar:

http://www.emusic.com/help/toolbar.html

Q: Are any other software programs installed along with the eMusic Toolbar?

A: No other software programs are installed with the eMusic Toolbar


Oh, except " it also puts Internet search at your fingertips."
And a pop up blocker.

Another from their FAQ:

Q: I have the Popup Blocker enabled. Why am I still getting popups?

A: Malicious third-party software, i.e. spyware, may cause unwanted ad to display on your computer. The eMusic Toolbar is unable to stop pop-ups generated by spyware programs. We recommend that you uninstall these spyware programs from your computer. Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy are popular programs that can help you do this.


In all seriousness I'd go to Microsoft about it, see if they condone it.

It just goes to show that NOTHING is free....
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact is that Adware Softomate was found, and it is very disliked, especially when it comes from a program listed on Microsoft's site. Shocked
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