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BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby evilfantasy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:20 pm

Toolbar alert!!! :twisted:

BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition..... Powered by Ask.com... :rdmd:

No opt-in. No opt-out.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1454890

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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:46 pm

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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby JeanInMontana » Sat May 02, 2009 2:21 pm

Ask.com has got themselves into all sorts of freeware now. It's stuffed into Foxit PDF too. The FireFox plugin for PDF files has Ask.com toolbar and it wants to make Ask your default search engine! :whp:
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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby evilfantasy » Sat May 02, 2009 4:42 pm

Where the hell do they get all of the money it must take to get in bed with all of these big businesses? NASCAR, Symantec, BitDefender etc. It's not like these companies need ask.com so the incentive (pay out) must be huge!

The recession hasn't had an effect on advertising with ask.com apparently :huh:

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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby JeanInMontana » Sat May 02, 2009 6:39 pm

Open Office really disappoints me. But I can see where they might need to go that route for some $ its a free open source project so they don't get anything unless they go that way. Symantec? That's just wrong. I'm using Norton Internet Security on my new system just because it's Vista and 64 bit, Norton is free for 15 months with FW etc and I just didn't want to search out what would run.
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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby exile360 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:00 am

KIS works, NOD32, Avira and Avast! do as well along with Vista Firewall Control (obviously, since I use it ;) ). I heard that Ask supposedly gives the vendor 1$ for every install of their stupid toolbar which could add up quickly. I'm glad that at least companies like Piriform at least give you an option of, not only allowing opt-out, but also a "slim" installer without the stupid toolbar. I wish more vendors were at least that user-centric. Maybe they'd make more money.

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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby JeanInMontana » Thu May 07, 2009 10:12 am

Well Avira is now doing the 'trial' sponsor BS too! They sent an offer to have the full suite with the latest update but I had to buy into some other deal costing as much as the full version to get it. To me this is adware. Isn't that how we always defined adware?
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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri May 08, 2009 1:48 am

Certainly is ;)
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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby exile360 » Fri May 08, 2009 2:54 am

Yes, trialpay sucks big time. They've been doing that crap for a while. You might hold off on the new version of Avira anyway, there are a few bugs with it at the moment.

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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby JeanInMontana » Fri May 08, 2009 8:37 pm

Too late it's installed.
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Re: BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Postby exile360 » Mon May 11, 2009 4:39 am

Ok, but if you have issues with the tray icon not showing up when you boot let me know, I found a workaround until Avira fixes it. There's also been a reported issue with Outlook on some peoples' systems, but you probably use Thunderbird anyway.


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