Spywareinfo forum is dead

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by JayK, Nov 2, 2003.

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  1. JayK

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    Did anyone notice?

    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com

    Shocking! Oh well at least we can count on Pieter Arntz here, and Net intergretion (though I seldom post there.) to read my HJT logs when I get into trouble.
     
  2. rodzilla

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    > Did anyone notice?

    Yep. Mike wouldn't put up with the politics and petty bickering which all too often causes Good Guys who spend time and effort and money helping other people for free to throw in the towel.

    > Shocking!

    Indeed it is.

    > Oh well at least we can count on Pieter Arntz here, and Net intergretion (though I seldom post there.) to read my HJT logs when I get into trouble.

    Pieter is one of the Good Guys. There are a few on here.
     
  3. JayK

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    This would be a nice place to refer people to if they have spyware, browser hijack problems , though it seems there isn't a clearly defined forum to send them to.

    Most tend to end up at privacy and software issues forum though. So i presume that's the correct forum?
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I must admit to missing the last bit of that soap. Don´t know if I should be sad or consider myself lucky about that.
    As we can see at any board, subjects that people feel strong about can set threads on fire.
    In this case it led to a victory for the common enemy.

    I am sure the other experts will continue their support at the other boards they visit, but the people Mike had gathered there, have proven to be a worthy opponent for the spyware-developers and a continuous source of solutions against the latest cr@pware.

    I am very sorry this invaluable think-tank is now in shambles and hope that it will be restored soon to full force.

    A bit sad,

    Pieter
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    The privacy problems forum is the preferred place for these issues.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    I hope Mike will reconsider. I do understand his point, but deleting the entire forums seems somewhat bof an overreaction...
     
  7. Unzy

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    I completely agree with that.

    I'm kinda hoping this is a bit of an 'impulsive' reaction, written by someone who had very little sleep and in an irritated state of mind.

    Anyway, i'm sure he will have full support (he knows who) to get things straightened out again

    Cheers,
     
  8. spy1

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    Lavasoft's response: http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=14190&st=0&#entry112817

    Is it just me - or is there just a touch of inequality being applied when you read these two statements by Ann from Lavasoft:

    "The Lavasoft support forums are for technical support of our software period. If people want support for competing products they should contact that software’s developer."

    and then

    "We asked several dedicated and selfless members of our support forums if they would assist people at other discussion forums when they showed both a high level of knowledge about Ad-aware and a desire to help others. The LavaXpert program was created as part of our commitment to ensuring that our users had access to timely and accurate support for our software period."

    So - it's OKAY for people from Lavasoft to go about the Internet to other people's forums and give advice - but it's NOT okay for anyone to go to the LAVASOFT site and give advice?

    (Double-standard time, methinks!)

    You just KNOW (judging by the tone of that entire post of hers) that there's gotta be a full moon in Sweden right about now.... Pete
     
  9. Prince_Serendip

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    :( It's Mike's choice, but I am sorry to see it go. :'(
     
  10. Tazmin

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    I find it really sad to see something like this happening, between SWI and here I have learned so much, become so much safer when browsing, and most importantly, I have never ever felt like an idiot when asking questions.

    I hope Mike will reconsider.

    ~Tazmin~
     
  11. discogail

    discogail Security Expert

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    This will not stand..it will & must pass. The jewel that is SWI will not die. I don't need the aggravation.....& i do not need anything else in my life dying on me..for that reason alone.........it'll be OK. Just hang in there......y'all......please.
     
  12. the Tester

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    Wow!

    This is a surprise to me.

    It is sad to see a forum that was so dedicated to fighting spyware and the like closed indefinitely.

    It wasn't all that long ago that Tony and a few other experts at SWI helped me out big-time with a problem on my old computer.
    Regardless of how this all ends,I won't forget that.
     
  13. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    Sad news :'(

    I really hope Mike will reconsider !
     
  14. discogail

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    We're back :D.......fighting the good fight......meeting the evil "junky stuff" forces of the dark side head on.. ;)
     
  15. LowWaterMark

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    Excellent!! Good work!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Pieter_Arntz

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    That is great! Never realized how much I used that place to look things up. :cool:
     
  17. snapdragin

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    WTG Mike!! And thank you!

    SpywareInfo and Wilders were the first places i came to when i became interested in security. Just like i could not imagine the net without a Wilders...i could not imagine it without SpywareInfo. The resources, the experts...the members, are just too valuable to lose!

    So glad you are back SpywareInfo Team! :D
     
  18. Paul Wilders

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    Very good news indeed! :cool:

    ...and thanks snap, for the compliment :)

    regards.

    paul
     
  19. spy1

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    And Lavasoft was even nice enough to delete their response:

    "Sorry, the link that brought you to this page seems to be out of date or broken." :D Pete
     
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