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last traces of funwebproducts

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Somehow the FunWebProducts got installed on this computer. The directory entries are there, but are empty, so I think at some point a spam eraser tried to delete them, but didn't get the job completely done.

 

The registry is full of references to FunWebProducts, but I'm not skilled enough to try and edit them out of there. The Add/Remove programs method won't work of course because the remover has been deleted.

 

Any suggestions?

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I've got infected with this funwebproducts without EVER downloading thier product.

 

It is screwing up my system and stoping me fron Uninstalling Dream weaver.

I'm not asking for help her, just a warning about funwebproducts....

 

 

 

Fun web Products:scumware

Web masters started noticing a significant increase in server log

 

entries of user agent strings from Internet Explorer Web browsers

 

containing the text "FunWebProducts." For example: "Mozilla/4.0

 

(compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0; FunWebProducts)".

 

They put a User agent on your PC.

FunWebProducts (see links below) is an operation of a company called

 

IWon.They add a Web application - is essentially yet another piece of

 

adware.

 

FunWebProducts is notable because it acquired a large user population

 

with remarkable speed. Iwon is responsible for a series of notorious

 

adware products including IWon, iWon Co-Pilot, iWon Search Assistant,

 

and MySearch/MyWeb.

 

The apparent reason for the surge in popularity is that the

 

FunWebProducts code is built into a number of "free" products offered

 

by the same company. These products include Smiley Central, PopSwatter,

 

My Mail Signature, My Mail Stationery, My Mail Stamp, Cursor Mania -

 

all but the last tool (which is a cursor chooser) are "enhancements"

 

for e-mail. By dint of widespread advertising FunWebProducts has

 

managed to sucker thousands of naïve end users into running its

 

software.

 

What FunWebProducts actually does - as do a lot of other adware and

 

spyware products - is to make it difficult to uninstall the software as

 

well as hijack your browser by setting your home page to point to other

 

sites. Worse still, FunWebProducts attempts to reset the browser home

 

page should you dare to try to change it.

 

The consequences of adware and spyware in Windows systems are serious

 

and the more desktops you have to manage the worse it gets. These

 

programs can cause browsers to perform slowly, can degrade overall

 

system performance, and can damage Windows configurations. They can

 

also cause other applications to misbehave.

 

This kind of software is generally poorly designed and foisted on

 

unsophisticated users through advertising and promotion that is

 

effectively deceptive about the true nature of the product. In short,

 

it is shameful and deceitful.You have to admit there's a slickness to

 

the whole idea: Offer users gadgets that will amuse them and then

 

modify the way their systems operate for commercial advantage.

 

I strongly urge you to become familiar with these Web applications and

 

watch out for their appearance within your organization - they are a

 

support headache waiting to happen. You can find out more about removal

 

methods and software to do it for you in the links below.

http://www.nwfusion.com/newsletters/web/2003/1208web2.html

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT YOU HAVE AGREED TO:

 

 

 

 

 

BY CLICKING ON THE "SUBMIT", "DOWNLOAD", "I ACCEPT" OR SUCH SIMILAR

 

BUTTON OR LINK AS MAY BE DESIGNATED FOR PURPOSES OF INITIATING THE

 

DOWNLOAD OF THE APPLICABLE FUN WEB PRODUCT SOFTWARE PRODUCT (THE

 

"APPLICATION") AND USING THE APPLICATION YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND

 

BY THESE LICENSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE APPLICATIONS INCLUDE

 

POPSWATTER™, MYMAILSTAMP™, SMILEYCENTRAL™, POPULARSCREENSAVERS™,

 

CURSORMANIA™ AND MY MAIL SIGNATURE™ SOFTWARE PROGRAMS, EACH OF WHICH IS

 

COVERED BY THIS AGEEMENT.

( I live alone and have never downloaded their products but I have

 

there spy ware on my pc, and can't get rid of it.)

 

 

 

Fun Web Products and its parents and subsidiary companies, (so there

 

are other cos. not listed here!)

 

 

 

You understand and agree that by using an Application, you may be

 

exposed to Content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable in

 

your community. You agree to accept all risks associated with the use

 

of any Content,( so you could get busted for there obscene pop ups?)

 

 

 

All of the Applications are exposed to various security issues, and

 

should be regarded as unsecure.( ther software may make available

 

backdoors to your system? They say you are exposed to security

 

issues??)

 

 

 

 

By accepting this Agreement, you indicate that you understand,

 

acknowledge and agree that by using the Applications, you may be

 

subject to various risks, including the exposure of data

( They claim they don't use spy ware but do recorde your IP?? and that

you are risking your data!!!)

 

 

 

 

When you visit the Websites, we may place a small text file -- called a

 

"cookie" -- on your computer that allows us to identify your Web

 

browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, and to

 

store your preferences and settings. Importantly, a cookie does not

 

allow us to obtain any personally identifiable information (such as

 

your real name and address) unless you have specifically provided such

 

information when using the Web Sites or any service of software

 

distributed from the Web Sites. (evidently they don't consider your Ip

 

personal info??)

 

 

 

 

We reserve the right to add additional features or functions to the

 

existing Applications. When installed on your computer, the Application

 

periodically communicates with our servers. (communicate what? add what

 

additional features??? They just got your OK to add spyware, after the download...)

 

 

 

 

 

This request is approximately 5k in size and includes only anonymous

 

data such as IP address, browser type, and information...and is used

 

only for purposes of delivering search services and content in

 

accordance with your preferences and providing us with data on an

 

aggregated basis relating to retention, usage, and monetization...

(monetization selling your info, and they admit here they track your IP

adr.)

 

 

 

 

unique ID, and a code which identifies the distribution source of the

 

Application.....(more tracking data collected and reported)

 

 

 

 

you may be required to pay fees, accept additional terms and conditions

 

and/or, establish an account including an unique identification code

 

...( FEES?? unique Id code, thats tracking data)

 

 

 

 

No corporate address or info is provided on the web site,

why would they want to remain a SECRET company.

 

Though you should know what your agreeing to...

Just try and remove everything.

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Click the link in my signature marked "Ad-Aware" and download the program. Install it, run it, and click the globe icon in the top-right corner of the program's window. Click "Connect," then "OK." Once that's done, click "Finish."

 

Once that's done, click "Start," then start the scan.

 

Once that's done, right-click on the first thing in the list, then click "Select All Products" and click the "Quarantine" button.

 

It'll ask to run on reboot; say "Yes" and exit Ad-Aware, then reboot your machine. Let it scan and remove what it wishes.

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