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Old 23-April-2002, 11:36
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Thumbs down Radlight player uninstalling Ad-Aware without your consent.

Found this on the Ad-Aware site.


http://www.lavasoft.nu/cgi-bin/forum...t=ST;f=20;t=13


When is this going to stop, it's becoming a never ending task, trying to protect your own property from these deceitful tactics, that are being deployed.
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Old 26-April-2002, 11:50
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Interesting..

A fix is in progress, and we feel its necessary to add Radlight to the AAW target list.

This is malware at it worst.
Agree, I would hope this type of this was illegal - but perhaps not, it is (as they said) normally the preserve of malware to uninstall other protections..

I guess if it uninstalls adaware you will know it's not there when you next run it, at least you'll know your comps been messed with..

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Old 26-April-2002, 12:46
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Sil.

The main point was he included an unistaller for removing Ad-Aware without your consent, at least Ad-Aware, gives you a choice of what will be removed, although doing so normally renders the associated program unusable.

Anyway he is paying for it now, even after making a public apology, which many see as an insult and not an apology.
His website has been trimmed down and the Radlight forum has been closed after many complaints.

Here's one from Slashdot and has 672 comments on it and there are many more forums with the same attitude.


http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0...04&mode=thread


Here is his apology on the Lavasoft forum.


http://www.lavasoft.nu/cgi-bin/forum...t=ST;f=2;t=331
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Old 26-April-2002, 12:57
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Yep - I agree - I was saying the uninstaller that radlight had should be illegal to uninstall things w/o your consent (or even knowledge!)

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PS, people are bringing out spyware / adware dll replacements, which means - say you accidently deleted a dll used by advert serving s/w you can replace it, see Kazaa 1.6 Released and the place that the dll comes from is http://www.cexx.org/dummies.htm
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Sil.

Thanks for that link, will come in handy no doubt if I ever have to install anything like that. lol.
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- read the 'apology' you linked, is funny,.,.

also some people don't understand the distinction between ad-aware (a pantsware remover) and adware - the thing it tries to combat

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Old 26-April-2002, 16:11
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Thought it funny myself, says sorry and then in another sentence basically retracts it.

I made a reply about what Adware and Ad-Aware was to yak on page 2 but hasn't replied back, hehe

Also found this little util to stop Ad-Aware being uninstalled/altered, which might be useful to someone.


http://wilderssecurity.com/aawchecker.html


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