www.passthison.com

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  1. davewvu86

    davewvu86 Registered Member

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    So my brower got hijacked by passthison.com. I've never been to this site before. I'm assuming that this is probably from something I downloaded on Kazaa. This was pretty annoying. I finally fixed it...I think. Anyways, I'm very legitigious and am considering filing a small claims suit in a local court. As part of it, I have looked up all the corporate information for Passthison.com. Its registered to a company named Network Solutions Inc., according to www.whois.com. Here is the company's information according to lexis-nexis. I think I'm going to call tomorrow.
    NETWORK SOLUTIONS INC
    PO BOX 11
    SPRINGDALE, AR 72765-0011 UNITED STATES
    TEL: 479-750-3323
    ABI-NO: 997209986

    COUNTY: 05143 WASHINGTON

    POPULATION: 25,000 - 49,999 BB

    CARRIER-CODE: B001

    PRI-SIC: 737904 COMPUTERS-NETWORKING

    LOC-SALES: 1,000 - 499,999 AA

    LOC-EMPLOYEES: 2

    PAR-EMPLOYEES: UNKNOWN

    BUSINESS-ORG: FIRM

    EXECUTIVES: DEAN LOWMAN, OWNER

    ADDRESS: 512 S PLEASANT ST
    SPRINGDALE, AR 72764

    AD-SIZE: REGULAR LISTING

    CREDIT: UNKNOWN

    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

    LOAD-DATE: June 23, 2003
     
  2. davewvu86

    davewvu86 Registered Member

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    Ok, so I searched around further for passthison.com. I found a 2001 news article about it which says that the sites creator is Sanford Wallace. Humm..so which direction to go in now?
     
  3. davewvu86

    davewvu86 Registered Member

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    so now, using whois.net I found a different registration for passthison.com
    Registrant:
    SmartBot.NET, Inc. - NO SPAM ALLOWED (PASSTHISON-DOM)
    3 Cobblestone Court
    Richboro, PA 18954
    US

    Domain Name: PASSTHISON.COM

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
    Admin, Anti-Spam (SW10300) personal@SMARTBOTPRO.NET
    SmartBot.Net, Inc. - ZERO TOLERANCE SPAM POLICY!
    3 COBBLESTONE CT
    RICHBORO, PA 18954-1374
    US
    215-953-7291 fax: 215-942-4338

    Record expires on 23-Mar-2006.
    Record created on 13-Sep-2002.
    Database last updated on 28-Sep-2003 21:29:34 EDT.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.SMARTBOTPRO.NET 205.236.189.50
    NS2.SMARTBOTPRO.NET 198.31.211.34
     
  4. DolfTraanberg

    DolfTraanberg Registered Member

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    hmmm, good idea, but what would be the charge o_O
    Dolf
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi davewvu86,

    Read: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=13692;start=msg87178#msg87178

    In the meantime this CLSID is being blocked by default in SpywareBlaster.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. Rickster

    Rickster Guest

    Not only what's the charge (or grounds), but whose responsible, Kazza too? Then you'd have to file in their jurisdiciton, which can get pricey, To top it all off, you have to "prove actual injury or economic loss" to recover a dime in a civil suit. Annoyance, frustration or inconvenience aren't enough. So don't waste your time and energy unless you can document economic loss (i.e., loss of income) because of it.

    Good Luck, Rick
     
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