AntiNetCut 2 - adware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by jfd15, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. jfd15

    jfd15 Registered Member

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    is this thing adware- seemed like a legit program


    i saw it recommended somewhere and installed it, now it seems to be opening
    an occasional browser tab to an advertising site...
     
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    All I could find in English was a review on Cnet. Now, they aren't the most comprehensive reviews on the planet, but one of them also indicated it contained ads. So I went to the site, couldn't find a privacy agreement, downloaded the "lite" version, went to install it, still no license/privacy agreement in sight. Elected not to continue with the install.
    I don't think it's particularly malicious, but how would anyone know? It might be. Some "shareware" applications use advertising to support their development/costs etc. This is almost certainly one of those.
    That said, I would NOT have it on my PC, not without viewing some kind of EULA. If you want to keep it, I suggest you contact their support and ask to see this. But if I was you, I'd uninstall it.
     
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    Thanks Tarq57, i should have looked there...was just a little surprised as i thought
    this was a reputable program, i thought someone on here had mentioned it, maybe not ...time to uninstall...
     
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    I don't have the expertise to know; it actually might be quite a good application,(it looks useful and straightforward), but to my mind any program that doesn't "declare" itself is suspect.
    Just my thinking. There might be better or different views posted.
     
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