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#1 SiliconDragon

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:13 AM

You should really do something about your virus...er...trial software. Upon downloading the 15-day trial, my AV pkg (Vipre) tagged it as having adware in it. I contacted GFI's ThreatTrack, they analyzed the file, and confirmed that it contained adware. So I fired-up my "secret squirrel" utilities, ran the Trial installer; Alcohol did not install, but 2 other piece-of-sh!t adware apps DID install, and I expressly declined all apps except Alcohol. After removing those apps, I ran the installer again and while Alcohol installed this time, so did yet another app, Smart File Advisor, identified by Vipre as trojan (Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT).

 

I'm an advanced security app developer, and I doubt most of your other potential customers are as security-savvy as I am. I can't believe you guys allow this crap with your installers, and I wonder how many customers you lose due to wreaking havoc with their computers.

 

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#2 Charalambos

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:21 PM

Smart File Advisor is not a Trojan, it installs with the trial version of Alcohol as part of it (in the paid version you can deselect it). Vipre's identification must be a false positive.

 

 

So I fired-up my "secret squirrel" utilities, ran the Trial installer; Alcohol did not install, but 2 other piece-of-sh!t adware apps DID install, and I expressly declined all apps except Alcohol.

 

It is supposed that no software is installed without the permission of the user, if it does happen then the people of Alcohol must have a look at it.


Edited by Charalambos, 22 May 2014 - 08:22 PM.





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