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by logicman
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: Can SecuROM site really be called malicious?
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Sony DRM - old news.

Sony DRM is a sore point with many people. By definition, anything put on a computer without the owners knowledge or consent, or, where such consent would certainly NOT be given, is malware by definition. The worst kind of malware is the rootkit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Sony_BMG_CD_copy_pr...
by logicman
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: PC Doc Pro
Replies: 52
Views: 2888

The fact remains -

I have never yet found a registry cleaner that didn't show false positives. I reserve my wrath for those that show excessive false positives, make alarmist staements about that, ask for money to 'cure' the problem, promote their software and website using the same tricks as door-to-door conmen, and ...
by logicman
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: PC Doc Pro
Replies: 52
Views: 2888

Re: real lack of understanding.

"As for a sandbox, its not even relevant to any registry tests and why tests would be different in this environment really puzzles me and shows real lack of understanding." The relevance is this: I always test websites and downloads in a sandbox. Interwoven with this thread about a scammy piece of s...
by logicman
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: School or Security of Others?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

I remember school.

I remember school. Hated it! My schooling was in the days when we had a lot of boring rote learning. It was after leaving school that I came to love maths, linguistics, science generally. A diploma or degree is your investment in your future. As for the choice between rating sites and playing games:...
by logicman
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sandboxie?
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: adding a bookmark.

Adding a bookmark isn't maliceous, but some sites make the 'bookmark us' feature do more than just add a bookmark. A trivial example - I click 'add bookmark' on a web page in Firefox and it opens up a new browser - msIE. I wouldn't want to see <strong>that</strong> outside of my sandbox. :-) Anyway,...
by logicman
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: PC Doc Pro
Replies: 52
Views: 2888

Well done cotojo!

Well done cotojo - and no, I am not holding my breath. Meanwhile, why not post a Q&A session on Y!Q&A, with help from your friends: Q: Is PC Doc Pro a scam? A1 - yes, just go to the forum and see all the Yahoo answers posted there to make it look good. What a scam! A2 - Hey! They've even copied this...
by logicman
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sandboxie?
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: manual bookmark saving.

Yes, BobJam, it's my 'instead of' preference. By default, <strong>every change</strong> in my sandbox is deleted at shutdown, except for files I specifically place in my named recovery folder. Some web sites have a 'click here to bookmark us' tab. I tend to test those for browser exploits, so I most...
by logicman
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: PC Doc Pro
Replies: 52
Views: 2888

The scam just got worse!

PcDocPro.com is using a very devious scheme to promote their website. The whole of "their" forum is lifted straight out of Yahoo Answers, via a feed. Some of the people who answer questions are widely known in the web antimalware community. Because it is not clear to the average web user that the "f...
by logicman
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Spam
Replies: 7
Views: 757

URL not 'live'.

It must be the round brackets:

http://tinyurl.com/4sjcop = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_(e-mail)

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Protect and Surf.
by logicman
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Flame Warriors.

Amusing!

Profundus Maximus:
"big words, obscure terms and...ahem...even Latin"

Doesn't remind me of anyone that I can think of offhand. ;-)
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Protect and Surf.