Avoid Crapware with Giveaway of the Day Free Software

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by sweater, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    Never seen GAOTD try to install any sort of third party application other than the one being downloaded and has likely been changed considering your article is now officially outdated by 1 1/2 years. I have seen the bookmark box, but thats not really anything to fuss over.
     
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    I guess the whole story is about Software Informer?...o_O
     
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  4. acr1965

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    GAOTD has had some dubious promos in the past. I specifically remember the "whistler trojan" or something like that, was included in one promo about a year ago. It was caught early in the promo though. The software developer said his apologies, uploaded a trojan-free program to GAOTD for release and people went about downloading to their heart's content. GAOTD did not even seem to care.
     
  5. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG Registered Member

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    Wow but " No Thanks "
     
  6. DOSawaits

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    Not surprised. Never trusted that site anyway.
    Remeber it's .COM for a reason ;)
     
  7. ruinebabine

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    ... and how about wilderssecurity.com ? :D
     
  8. Espresso

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    I always run GAOTD offerings in a sandbox, copy the installed files and cull the serials from the reg hive.
     
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