Spybot-funny EULA

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  1. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    While installing Spybot i took the time to read the EULA, here's the first paragraphs :)

    "Dedication Public License (DPL)

    By downloading the archive, you confirm your agreement in this license.



    I. Freeware
    First of all, the reasons why Spybot-S&D is free:

    I.a. Dedication
    Spybot-S&D is dedicated to the most wonderful girl on earth :)

    I.b. Binary
    What do you get if you buy software? Lots of ones and zeros, nothing more. If they were distributed as art, I could understand paying it. But if the main goal of their order is to earn money - by fees or ads - I don't like it!

    I.c. Conclusion
    This means that I grant you the license to use Spybot-S&D as much as you like. But if you like it, I ask two things of you: say a prayer for me (and the most wonderful girl while you're at it ;) ) to your god - or whatever you believe - and wish us some luck.
    "
     
  2. Mman79

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    Pretty cute :D I just wish it were still a more effective program like its golden days.
     
  3. jmonge

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    those days are gone:)
    i remember when i cleaned a very infected computer with only spybot and adaware scaners;) by the it was like if you are talking like some thing like mbam or hitman pro:)
     
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    Kind of romantic, if you ask me.
    But the truth is, if you're relying on Spybot these days, you'd better not use up all your prayers on Patrick and his girlfriend. ;)
     
  5. Mman79

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    And that's sad really. I wish he were able to develop it to be more robust. There was a time when Spybot was go-to software, you could throw practically anything at it and a reboot or two would end your troubles.
     
  6. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Awwww that's cute, back in the day Spybot was the bizzness...
     
  7. sg09

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    I always liked Spybot because of the EULA...:D Is the v2 any better?
     
  8. phalanaxus

    phalanaxus Registered Member

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    Not in my experience. Heavy and slow as a snail.
     
  9. d0t

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    I read somewhere, Spybot used to come with a keylogger. I never believed it. Anyway, was it real :gack: ?
     
  10. fredvries

    fredvries Registered Member

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    @d0t
    No, SpyBot (the anti-spyware program) never came with a keylogger.

    However, there was/is a worm that bears the same name. See here in the Microsoft Malware Encyclopedia.

    But those are two entiry different programs and not at all related.
     
  11. AlexC

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    I don't know, what i can tell is that the portable version is awesome to remove adware that regular AV cannot detect for legal reasons :thumb:
     
  12. d0t

    d0t Registered Member

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    Nice to know. Ty :)
     
  13. JoeBlack40

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    When we can expect to read such phrases on Kaspersky's EULA?:D :D
     
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