Tech Groups Back Kaspersky in Fight Against Zango

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, May 5, 2008.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    Brian Krebs
  2. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

    Jun 18, 2006
  3. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Hope the 'crudware' company loses out on this.

    They tried to sue pctools a couple of years back when spyware doctor was picking the crud up.

    The main problem kaspersky any others are facing, is the amount of money Zango is generating, they seem to be making a lot of money.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but you have companies like 'Dell', and many other large companies, actively using their products. You got users not even knowing it's installed. You got Zango advertisements popping up all over the place and users thinking the ads are part of the website they're viewing.

    Then you have security products that are in fear of listing it as crudware, incase they get sued. If the 'crudware' is actively tracking your browsing habits, and many users don't even know it's installed or can't get rid of it even when they know it's there, it's plain and simple, malware/crudware, don't need it.

    EASTER Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    U.S.A. (South)
    Well, not surprising a contrast as well as a definite trend is surfaced that the "bad" adverts bunch have tapped into for quite sometime now.

    Microsoft's recent approach at Yahoo indicates they "NEED" to drum up, if even modestly, some form of attractive "Search" to integrate with their operating systems business and they see and know how ADVERTISEMENTS drive internet audiences and that's another profit potential.

    Even if that deal had or would go thru yet, Google is still far enough ahead that it wouldn't bite into Google so much, but would boaster M$ as a player albeit not equal, but still put them on the "SEARCH" map so-to-speak.

    That's the contrast.

    The trend in retrospect "IS" leaning heavily to search capability,and is always been instrumental in driving Google's stock as well as market audience so who can blame Microsoft in turning to really the only viable "search" source to add to their business composition.

    I hope i didn't steer too far off topic but more to the topic point, "IF" Microsoft could integrate a reputable "SEARCH" feature like a Yahoo into their system, i think bad boys like Zango forced hijacking might have better hurdles to jump then the sneaky fashion that they're so famous for right now.

    Competition on the opposite side, might just, especially from the M$ O/S base itself could go a long way in possibly derailing these Bulls with the setbacks that THEY deserve.

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