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Re: Incorrect Classification of iDownload's Product as Spyware...
From: Paul Laudanski <zx () castlecops com>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 18:06:32 -0500 (EST)

Thanks for the reply.  As an added note, Slashdot has also picked up the 
story:

http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/05/02/23/1830243.shtml?tid=158&tid=17

Doug Muth writes "According to this article over on DSL Reports, yet 
another spyware author, iDownload, has been sending out cease and desist 
letters to sites that classify their iSearch toolbar as Spyware. Some 
research reveals that yes, iSearch really does take over users' computers. 
A search on Spyware Guide also turns up a writeup on iSearch."

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Dave C wrote:

I frequent and read CC often and couldn't agree more. ISearch gets it's 
hooks so far into a system that it can only be classed as the garbage 
spyware program that it is(IMHO).

Goos job and good luck!

Paul Laudanski wrote:
In a letter received by CastleCops from a law firm representing 
iDownload/iSearch Toolbar:

http://castlecops.com/article-5762-nested-0-0.html

It has been found out that another website has received a similar form.  
In the next link is our response, with more information on the other 
website, Spyware Warrior Blog:

http://castlecops.com/article-5765-nested-0-0.html

Other security sites have picked up the story:

http://netrn.net/spywareblog/archives/2005/02/22/idownloads-product-is-not-malware/
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,12733617%7Emode=flat
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/60608
http://www.revenews.com/wayneporter/archives/000429.html
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=67648

-- 
Regards,

Paul Laudanski - Computer Cops, LLC.
CastleCops(SM) - http://castlecops.com
http://cuddlesnkisses.com | http://justalittlepoke.com | http://zhen-xjell.com

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