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Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by nadirah, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    SpyHunter now included in Ad-aware's database

    Enigma Software Group Inc. is the company behind the SpyHunter software. They claim that "Our suites are built to address the need of privacy protection and computer security. We empower internet users to take control over their computers against Spyware, parasites, SPAM, and others obtaining your personal information online!" However, what's not disclosed is the hidden transmission of the Microsoft Windows Product ID to their servers every time their software checks for an update. They also uniquely identify their users by use of a unique ID for each installation. This unique ID is also sent to their servers undisclosed. This is something we at Lavasoft find highly questionable and unethical.

    Enigma Software Group also uses questionable methods to market their software SpyHunter. Their pop-up ads resemble virus alerts from well-known anti-virus programs, and DOS windows displaying fake scan results.

    The pop-up ads are found here (mirrored site):
    I removed the links for safety reasons.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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  3. bluekey23

    bluekey23 Registered Member

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    Thumbs up to Lavasoft and Nicholas Stark!!
     
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