spywareinfo.com threatened by onflow!

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Paul Wilders, Apr 27, 2002.

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  1. Paul Wilders

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    I urge anyone knowledgeable to join in eg to offer support to SpywareInfo in order to get this settled. Drop Mike Healan an email in case you want to join in.

    All others: feel free to post a supportive post (and/or comment) in this thread.

    regards.

    paul
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    I will definitely support you, and will have a look at the SaveNow files when I get a chance.

    BTW, would you mind zipping the SaveNow files together? I'd rather take a look at the files WITHOUT installing them on my machine... :D

    -javacool
     
  3. spy1

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    Mike - Absolutely supportive, my friend! If there's someone I can email or whose buttons I can push in other ways, just let me know! Pete
     
  4. Detox

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    Wish I knew enough to help tear that stuff apart and take a look at it's guts, but I don't.
     
  5. snowman

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             MIKE

             you have my absolute support .  



                                         snowman
     
  6. SpyBlocker

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    I would never retract that statement myself personally no  matter what legal mumbo jumbo whenu.com writes.

    Even Cnet says, "One of the most pervasive pieces of piggyback software is dubbed "SaveNow," created by a company called WhenU.com"

    [Link to full old news article]
    http://news.com.com/2100-1023-257592.html

    There are more recent articles on Cnet and many other sites as current as last week still labelling savenow as spyware.

    SAVENOW IS SPYWARE!  

    SpyBlocker
    http://personal.mia.bellsouth.net/~kryp

     
  7. Mike_Healan

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    God bless all of you. Glad to know my rear-end isn't swinging in the wind.
    I'm not sure what you mean javacool. It's 6 am and my caffeine count's way too low. I zipped up the email, two *.doc files, and a pdf. It's a load of boloney anyhow.
    I've gotten offers of support from all over, and Andrew Clover of and.doxdesk.com and Patrick Kolla (sp?) have emailed back with some technical data about SaveNow. Lavasoft is solidly backing me and there's something in the works there.
    I'd love to tell whenu.com where they can stick this email, but I don't have a dime for a lawsuit and I'm pretty sure that's why this email was sent to me and not someone with a lawyer or three on retainer.
    One thing's for sure, they're not coming off the target list just because they threaten someone. That'll just cement their position there.
     
  8. javacool

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    Glad to know you are getting lots of support.

    What I was asking for was if you had the SaveNow files (for me to take a look at to see if they should still be classified as spyware) could you zip them up? I'd love to take a peek at them, but I really don't want to install the application on my system.  :)
     
  9. snapdragin

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    Mike, i am basically a simple home user just trying to learn and understand the vast, and sometimes confusing, ways to secure my pc's and my personal information from people/corporations, etc., i have never met and may not have my best interests or safety in mind when they attempt to gather information on me. Such information should always be something a person freely chooses to give out, not something that is silently stolen from them.

    But all to often it seems it is the later that happens.  

    i know that if it wasn't for the people on the front line, like you, the security specialists at Wilders, and members at other security boards, stepping up and helping us learn and discover the hidden dangers on the net, with the risks involved to yourselves to do this for us.....well, i'd be sitting here wondering what rights to privacy my children will have in the years to come.

    when i see someone who's sole purpose is to inform and protect those who do not have the knowledge (the innocent) to know how to discover these things themselves....end up being attached for it, i feel personally attacked myself.

    i don't know what i can do to help, but to say thank you for all that you do and for helping to keep us aware and for your continued efforts to inform and protect the public's right to knowledge and the freedom to make a knowledgeable choice.

    my support is with you...and i signed up at your board too.
     
  10. Mike_Healan

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    I think this is going to turn out to be nothing. Considering there is no real definition of spyware and the fact that there are hundreds of sites that call savenow spyware, some with the evidence to back it up, they really don't have much muscle on this.
    I zipped those 3 documents separate from the email javacool. Thought I'd done that to start with, but my caffeine level again....
     
  11. Mike_Healan

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    Again, thank you very much everbody.
    Thankfully this turned out to be exactly nothing.

    You might as well unpin the topic Paul.
    Thanks. :)
     
  12. Paul Wilders

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    That's good news  :D. Will unpin this thread, Mike.

    regards.

    paul
     
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