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#1 SpywareDestroyer

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Posted 10 July 2004 - 11:36 AM

While visiting the contact page on the site, I came across this:

http://coolwebsearch...y=UK&se_data=KC

I don't believe that they will use Merijn's CWS Shredder to get rid of their own browser hijacks............

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Posted 10 July 2004 - 12:14 PM

The hijacks are (mostly?) by their affiliates. I think they sound sincere.

If you are a victim of such a hijack, please
read the following before sending a complaint.
We are not responsible for these kinds of activities, we are buying
surfers' searches from webmasters all over the world. Maybe some
webmasters, who are sending visitor traffic to us, are challenging your system's security.
We are not aware of this, nor are responsible for this. If you do, however, experience
this situation, please, submit his affiliate ID when reporting to us.

We do not condone this sort of activities, and we investigate every complaint we get.
Also, please include all the relevant information, like what exactly happened to your
computer, where you surfed, to get the hijack (quite often it comes from porn pages), etc.

Good of them to recommend a shredder. :) However it is their own version, which I can't download to have a look at owing to their site being in my Restricted Zone. Not about to remove it from there...

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Posted 10 July 2004 - 12:25 PM

Any way of blocking this site (CWS) in Mozilla FireFox?

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Posted 10 July 2004 - 01:05 PM

For whatever reason, my rather vanilla Firefox 9.2 refuses to open that page at all, I think because of SpywareBlaster protection (latest supports Firefox).

You can use this in Firefox to view site in IE and see the Restricted icon:
http://update.mozill...x&id=35&vid=145

You can configure different Firefox policies for different sites http://www.mozilla.o...nfigPolicy.html
but

User Interface

We still have no user interface for configuring security policies. In the future, we hope to have a panel in preferences that allows the user to set policies without having to manually edit user.js or know JavaScript. This may be the hardest part of the feature to implement.


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Posted 10 July 2004 - 06:59 PM

A cancerous bunch, the whole lot of em. Reminds me of the old saying,..

"Don't spit on my cupcake and tell me it's frosting."




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