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#1 CES

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 06:31 PM

Our IT department has been hit twice by products of LookSmart, Ltd and I have see several threads here asking about it, so I thought I would post a separate thread on this subject. Here's the reply I made on another thread. Hope this is of interest..ces

PS: Fantastic Site! Keep up the great work........


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Lycos is owned by LookSmart, Ltd and publically traded on the OTC under the symbol "Look". The company has become very bad news with significant spyware/adware issues. We have firewall & HOSTS file blocked all of LookSmart's products & related sites for quite some time now in our IT department. If you need more information, I would be happy to post our internal "poop" sheet on this company and all related sites.

Here's our IT tech "bullet report" on LookSmart, Ltd. You can add and delete from the list based on your personal preferences and usages.

Hope this was useful...ces

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[b]LookSmart, Ltd (Look) OTC & related affiliates/associates
~~[Kabanga Corp][Parasite.TopTextiLookup][b]
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Looksmart
Wisenut
Tripod
Lycos
Hotwired
Quote
Matchmaker
Ezula - Kabanga

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Primary Sites
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www.looksmart.com
search.looksmart.com
looklistings.looksmart.com
mysearch.looksmart.com
www.wisenut.com
www.findarticles.com
www.lycos.com
hp.lycos.com
www.tripod.lycos.com
www.whowhere.com
www.hotwired.com
hotwired.lycos.com /www
www.matchmaker.com
www.quote.com
www.ezula.com
kabanga.com /www
yack.com
www.searchengineshowdown.com

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Win TCP/IP HOSTS File LookSmart Ltd & Related (Last Dated 6/8/04)
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#LOOKSMART-EZULA
#[Kabanga Corp][Parasite.TopTextiLookup]
#[last updated_060804]

127.0.0.1 looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 www.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 www.findarticles.com
127.0.0.1 www.looksmart.com.au
127.0.0.1 www.ukdirectory.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.looksmart.co.nz
127.0.0.1 www.looksmart.co.jp
127.0.0.1 www.looksmartclicks.com
127.0.0.1 canada.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 looklistings.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 mysearch.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 looksmart.yack.com
127.0.0.1 aboutus.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 www.searchengineshowdown.com
127.0.0.1 altavista.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 live.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 synd-uk.looksmart.co.uk
127.0.0.1 search.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 ads.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 bsads.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 cnn.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 monitor.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 sv-bsads.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 sv-www.looksmart.com
127.0.0.1 www.ezula.com
127.0.0.1 app.ezula.com
127.0.0.1 chat.ezula.com
127.0.0.1 kabanga.com

#LOOKSMART-TRIPOD-LYCOS_HOTWIRED_QUOTE_MATCHMAKER
127.0.0.1 hotwired.com
127.0.0.1 www.hotwired.com
127.0.0.1 www.matchmaker.com
127.0.0.1 www.quote.com
127.0.0.1 adbuyer.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 adbuyer1.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 adbuyer2.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 adbuyer3.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 ads.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 ads.tripod.com
127.0.0.1 ads.tripod.lycos.co.uk
127.0.0.1 ads1.tripod.com
127.0.0.1 build.tripod.com
127.0.0.1 cm8.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 guestworld.tripod.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 hb.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 icache.getrelevant.com
127.0.0.1 install.sidesearch.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 linktracker.angelfire.com
127.0.0.1 linktracker.tripod.com
127.0.0.1 nedstat.tripod.com
127.0.0.1 oreo.matchmaker.com
127.0.0.1 titan.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com
127.0.0.1 kr-adimage.lycos.co.kr

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#2 Guest_notexperienced_*

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:27 AM

Tripod: Website hosting. Many many pop-ups on your sites!
Lycos: On my computer there's Lycos Websearch installed, and i cant get it off!!! So annoying! everytime I make a mistake in typing, such as "gooogle.com", it redirects to the Lycos website! :grrr:

#3 wilsmic85

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:06 AM

I've got three different anti-spyware programs and a few weeks ago after scanning with two I used Spyware Nuker 2005 and it found 'Lycos Toolbar.' It does seem like they've gone evil... strange, I remember a few years ago they had their ads all over TV. I wonder what went wrong.

#4 trickyricky

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 04:55 AM

I wonder what went wrong.

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What usually goes "wrong" - greed gets the better of someone and off they go...




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