ClamWin bundled with Ask toolbar

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by minacross, Sep 16, 2009.

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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  2. Baz_kasp

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    Its a proposal at the moment, not a firm yes.
     
  3. dawgg

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    It's free, and they incur expenses no doubt.

    Good will doesn't pay for hosting for example :)
     
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    no need to make it free. Who is asking them for a free clamwin. All lame excuses.
     
  6. Habakuck

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    I think if clamwin will go with AskToolar it is not an open source software any longer.
     
  7. Macstorm

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    you are free to use the free clamwin, then you'll get the lovely Ask for free as well :D
     
  8. dawgg

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    Wouldn't quiet say its a "lame excuse".
    Yes, they dont need to make it free, but they want to... if you dont like it, dont use it... simple as.
     
  9. ellison64

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    I dont see the big problem as its optional whether to install the toolbar or not.If you were forced to install it then thats another matter entirely.
    ellison
     
  10. sherpya

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    just two words:

    I don't like crusades.
    - Java bundles yahoo toolbar, please uninstall it
    - Symantec stuff bundles ask toolbar, please uninstall it (perhaps a good idea :D)
    - CCleaner bundles yahoo toolbar, please uninstall it
    - PDF Creator bundles yahoo toolbar iirc, please uninstall it
    - Skype bundles its toolbar, please uninstall
    it
    - Google stuff bundles google toolbar, there is a difference except google is better as search engine?
    - other examples?
     
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    It also depends on it is opt in or opt out.
     
  12. Fly

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    Ask.com is just junk. IAC, Zango, once a rogue, always a rogue ?

    It was not that long ago I could still find Zango on the web (malware). Of course, I was looking for it, attempting to test a security program.

    The ASK search engine is at best third rate.

    Most people don't know about the ASK/IAC history and are not aware of these isssues. They think they are getting a freebie. I think it's a bad idea to offer the toolbar with any product.
     
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    I use PDF Creator great program but yeah it does have that stuff, just have to not enable it so it never gets installed. These software programmers get a kick back including stuff like that they give you free.
     
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    I agree with Fly, Ask is junk.
    But I can understand why some programs are putting toolbars in their software. It's $.
    At least make installation optional.

    I don't care for toolbars myself.
     
  15. Macstorm

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    Yeah, it mostly happens with free stuff. Their creators need to eat as well :D
     
  16. Fly

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    There was a time, not that long ago, when freeware/shareware didn't include toolbars. I used software in the 1990s that didn't include toolbars.

    Most people don't know about the privacy and sometimes security issues associated with toolbars. I see it as taking advantage of the ignorant masses.

    I once saw the computer of someone who had about 5 Google toolbars, 5 Yahoo toolbars in different languages, and more.
     
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    Unfortunately times are getting harder each day, my friend :doubt:
     
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    S/he needs to read the tickboxes that they are clicking while installing software!
     
  19. prairie dog

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    looks like clamwin officially decided to partner with Ask toolbar:shifty: :thumbd:

     
  20. Fly

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    Quote:'Ask uses cookies for revenue-tracking and content display purposes'

    Spyware by my definition.

    IAC.

    Once a rogue, always a rogue.

    For as far as I know ClamWin isn't exactly a great AV. So why use it ?
     
  21. Fuzzfas

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    My problem with Ask, is ethical. Even if all antiviruses swear that NOWDAYS it's clean, i can't put up with the fact that used Zango and Co as the means for getting the money and becoming today "clean". It's like being a mafia boss, getting rich, then deciding to go legit and going down to elections for mayor. I won't vote him, simply because i can't forgive its past.



    Even more, why use ClamWin, when you can wait a bit longer and use the GNU original CLAMAV which is being ported to Windows?


    http://www.clamav.net/download/packages/packages-win32/


    The way i see it, as soon as ClamAV is ready for Windows, ClamWin will be effectively out of business. So they thought of making some $ with ASK before closing the curtains.
     
  22. prairie dog

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    Here's a thread at the MBAM forum where a project admin for clamwin defends the addition of ASK toolbar
     
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