<quote user="jazspeak">Yes, I have come across these characters before, some time ago, and I recall getting an AV alert from malware on one of their sites.[/quote]
Bearshare and iMesh have been around for many, many years (Bearshare December 2000). I'm surprised they are still "flying the same flag" and getting away with it. Limewire had also been around forever (May 2000) but they have had to shut down development when the online copyright laws caught up to the software. Just check out the Limewire Homepage. Frostwire (September 2004), a clone of Limewire, is still up and thriving though. Why just Limewire had to comply is beyond me. There is a new version of Limewire available under different programmers, on another website, but I will not mention the name here.
Back to Bandoo Media, Inc...
>>In my digging I found Koyote-Lab, Inc. Another website hosted on the same IP owned by Bandoo Media Inc. including adware and/or spyware in the software installer. <<
VirusTotal results 1
/ 30 (Antiy-AVL - Malware site) - The registration for Koyote-Lab, Inc. is private and uses the same name servers as does iLivid, jZip and the others and hosted in the same country.
Part of the iLivid network.
Screenshots of Free Flv Converter
install and pre-checked adware and/or spyware
By default the installation of Free Flv Converter includes:
- Searchnu.com homepage
- Search-Results.com as default search
- Torch Browser
- Torch as default browser
List of domains/hostsdownload.cdn.koyotesoft.com
A few of these may be duplicates and others ARE mentioned in other WOT topics so if using the MRT place a check mark next to "Don't replace my earlier comments
to avoid parsing your previous comments.
Some of the websites are listed in another topic
List of domains/hostsacewinks.com
Kayako.com is listed in some of the links in this topic (jzip.kayako.com, ilivid.kayako.com) but is not owned or hosted by Bandoo Media Inc. It's the help desk and live chat software that Bandoo Media Inc. uses and I have not found anything indicating the company is doing anything wrong or unethical.