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RE: Latest Daemon Tools comes with adware
From: "Scherer, Brian" <BScherer () dialamerica com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 15:12:18 -0500

Just so you know they explain the adware on their main page.

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/announcements.php

In order to keep FREE distribution of DAEMON Tools we need to make one
more
important change: we offer an option to install client-side advertising
software applications:

We leave that decision to you, so please don't blame us that we did
it that way. It was a compromise to continue the free support -
we would much appreciate it if you install that ADWARE-stuff. We set-
up a special forum so please post in THAT forum only about questions,
concerns or anything else that is related to that ADWARE. The forum's
name is "DAEMON Tools Searchbar".

-----Original Message-----
From: Frankie Li [mailto:securityf () cheesy ca] 
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:03 AM
To: Security-Basics (E-mail)
Subject: Latest Daemon Tools comes with adware

Dear all,

I love to use daemon tools and have just downloaded the latest version
from
the offical site.  Immediate finish the installation, I click an option
to
install an attached advance search function.  However, the so call
advance
search function is aka Adware called WhenU.Save.

I can't uninstal it from the control panel until I use the Process
Explorer
to kill all relevent processes of WhenU.Search and WhenU.Save.

I than also downloead a trial version of CounterSpy (will active 15
days) to 
remove all the
remaining files, registry key and folders.

Beware guys! I am quite upset to see daemon tools becoming a adware 
spreader...

Frankie Li (fli () cheesy ca)
pgp fingerprint: DC81 3B3B 77D3 99A9 D766  89FE 0317 FDA7 5FBA 9297


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