anyone heard of Zango?
Posted 17 September 2004 - 04:01 PM
Thier website is www.zango.com
Someone has asked me to install it and respecting this site for the information it provides I thought I'd check it out here first.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 04:51 PM
Like maybe the Zango Search Assistant? From Zango: "While the Software is installed on your computer, Zango may collect information about you and the websites you visit."
Sounds like spyware to me - see Kephyr.com's writeup about it here:
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 01:40 AM
Posted 10 March 2005 - 01:46 AM
Zango is also blacklisted several times in the HOSTS file.
So there must be something wrong with the whole website.
Edited by ErikAlbert, 10 March 2005 - 02:04 AM.
Simplicity is always brilliant.
Posted 10 March 2005 - 04:35 AM
I was told to email the Executive about white papers that has stuff saying that what they are doing is not considered spyware.
I think that 180solutions has really cleared up their practices yet. Their joining COAST (Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technologies) is just a mask to cover their acts as COAST is ineffective.
See this thread for more.
Anyway, ncase and Zango (the game access thingy) are both considered spyware by Spybot and Ad-aware. So you might want to think twice before associating yourself with a dubious company.
Edited by LostAccount, 10 March 2005 - 04:36 AM.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 10:08 AM
Install IE-SPYAD and MVPS Hosts Files on your computer, it will protect you against thousands of infected websites, like zango.
Here is the link for downloading IE-SPYAD
Here is the link for downloading MVPS Hosts Files
And tell the one, who adviced you zango, to do the same thing. You might save his computer and e-life.
(Installing IE-SPYAD and MVPS is one of the basic security rules).
Edited by ErikAlbert, 10 March 2005 - 10:09 AM.
Simplicity is always brilliant.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:31 AM
I don't understand what you mean here.
I met with the Zango Business Development Account Manager at the GDC2005, and she said that she had white papers written by anti-spyware industry people (COAST??). I was asked to email her asking about it.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:15 PM
180solutions and Zango are still not to be trusted. If they install once, they'll do it again, and they'll claim rogue affiliates, just like CWS does.
Posted 12 March 2005 - 11:07 AM
Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:23 AM
My firewall was screaming that a couple of .exe programs were attempting to send info out. I did not recognize the dns they were going to, so I ran SB S&D, Ad-Aware, and HiJack this and they discovered quite a few problems: Browser hijacker, adware, spyware, and the toolbar was loaded with ads which were always different.
I cleaned up all remnants of Zango, and the PC was fine again.
I would suggest re-thinking using Zango.
Edited by jeagle69, 15 March 2005 - 08:26 AM.
Posted 16 March 2005 - 04:40 PM
However it is most certainly still malware. If you still dont buy the fact that 180 solutions directly are then look at some logs of people who are infected with 180 solutions as well as coolwebsearch.
In many cases 180Solutions software comes along with this vicious hijack. It is most certainly malware by association in my book.