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Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« on: November 11, 2006, 10:06:59 pm »
I downloaded daemon tools and now i get like viagra popups and when-u-buy shit, oh my GOD its lame.

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 10:09:35 pm »
mine never gave me problems...


maybe it's a sign that you should buy some viagra. Or anti-adware programs.


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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 10:13:57 pm »
You do mean http://www.daemon-tools.cc, right? Not .com or whatever else you might have tried :P
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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 10:16:55 pm »
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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006, 11:11:40 pm »
You do mean http://www.daemon-tools.cc, right? Not .com or whatever else you might have tried :P
yeah, from the original website, didnt bother to check here.

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 10:30:09 am »
Daemon tools has had optional adware thats selected to install by default for a long time now. You can unselect it during the install unless they changed it recently.

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006, 03:08:27 pm »
Good to know.

Move to tech discussion?  :P

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006, 03:11:41 pm »
Daemon tools has had optional adware thats selected to install by default for a long time now.

Seems that many programs have shit like this nowadays (?).

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2006, 04:48:32 pm »
Daemon tools has had optional adware thats selected to install by default for a long time now.

Seems that many programs have shit like this nowadays (?).

Yeah. A friend of mine is convinced MSN Messenger Plus (www.msgpluslive.net for the uneducated) is full of spyware and its evil and all this and that. The stupid bugger forgot to click "No thanks" on the blatant spyware install :/

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2006, 06:01:13 pm »
It does allow pings, though. Or something.
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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 07:04:34 pm »
Daemon tools has had optional adware thats selected to install by default for a long time now.

Seems that many programs have shit like this nowadays (?).

Yeah. A friend of mine is convinced MSN Messenger Plus (www.msgpluslive.net for the uneducated) is full of spyware and its evil and all this and that. The stupid bugger forgot to click "No thanks" on the blatant spyware install :/

Logitech's drivers try and install toolbars and shit like that too. Ugh.

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2006, 04:05:09 am »
my computer's down for simular reason. I got some weird virus that doesn't have a set treatment yet. Basically, svchost.exe whores out all of my cpu. Went back to linux, which is fune besides that I can't play my games :(
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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2006, 04:38:17 am »
Wait svchost is spyware? I have that too as an ADMINISTRATOR process! Maybe that's why everytime I open the folder with all my videos it says explorer has a problem and needs to close! Damn.

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2006, 04:47:35 am »
svchost.exe is not spyware, no, at least not normally. Basically it's an important part of Windows if I'm not mistaken. A quick googling for a list of processes came up with this: http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/svchost/

So it appears there are a couple of trojans and backdoor vulnerabilities with that name, too. Confusing, non?

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Re: Daemontools.com download rigged with adware !
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2006, 04:50:20 am »
Ok thanks Tal +1 for your knowledge. I meant to say it's under System, so I don't think it's spyware unless it somehow got into the system, which is highly unlikely so I think I'm ok. :)