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#1 WhaleBat

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

I have been given a link as a resource for free downloadable ebooks.

http://www.readingfa...CFQ7LtAodyxUAKA

I downloaded the ReadingFantastic application to my desktop and scanned it with MBAM.
It result shows Pup.FunWebProducts.

I have been reassure this to be a reliable resource.
It certainly looks unreliable to me.

Can anyone advise if my thoughts are correct?

Thanks In Advance

Edited by WhaleBat, 27 December 2012 - 12:48 PM.


#2 cnm

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

The site has an OK look to it, but observe these links: Help & Feedback Policies Uninstall We're Hiring Contact Us at the bottom of the page.
Clicking any of them gives you a warning from Web of Trust. They are all mindspark links.
Also the site has an "opt-out" which you must uncheck if you (presumably!) don't want MyWebSearch.
"Make MyWebSearch my new tab page"

I'd say you are right to regard the link with suspicion.
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#3 WhaleBat

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Mother Lion

Thanks for your reply and explanation.
It's OK Look pulled me in in the search of reliable epub ebooks resouces for a family members Kobo.
I am not going to pursue this link...... thanks.

Hope Christmas went well with you and yours.
Have a Happy 2013 when it comes.

:)

Edited by WhaleBat, 27 December 2012 - 04:47 PM.


#4 cnm

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Here are some safe links for free ebooks:
http://www.gutenberg.org/
https://ebookstore.s...ry/free-ebooks?

There are many others..
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#5 WhaleBat

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for the ebook links, that's great.

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