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Thread: Spyware in your Free Version Install

  1. #11
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    So I'm not the only one...

    Yes, I have been infected by the free version of Daemon Tools too.
    I'm currently waiting for antispyware/virus to clean my PC, thanks to the incompetence of the "qualified QA team" (Honestly, can you tell us what tests they performed?)

    Stop throwing bullshit at your users when they come to you saying your programs are a fucking nest of infections. It's been a while since you added some barely legit program to the installation of your software, using some old tips to push the user to install some third party programs.
    Because come on, the "Skip/Next" trick, the "recommended installation", all that not event translated.... Good work guys, you are truly professionals.

    But hey, why not. After all, it's a free version.

    But install adware after the user choose not to do so... Woow guys, nice step forward.
    The best part in all that is that I buy your software (a while ago, I must admit)! It's already installed on one of my computer but right now, it was faster/easier to install the free version.

    Anyway, because I'm sure you dont give a crap about your users, I just wanted to say that I will never again user/buy anything that is made from you. At my eyes, you are the reflection of what is wrong with developpers nowadays. If you want money, dont scam your users, ask them to buy the pro version.
    If I can give you an advice, just try to grow some ethics. Your users, even those of the free version (which are those that have popularized your program) , dont deserve the shit who is installed with your program. If you want money, stop your free version, it will be better for everyone.
    And choose your partners more wisely maybe.

    You make me sick.

  2. #12
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    I registered just to voice my disgust at the practice of installing unwanted shit. I needed to mount a virtual drive and the web advised to use Daemon tools but no mention that the program installs Camarava or whatever the hell it was called even though I checked don't install adware. Yes DT is free but that does not mean you can install unwanted shit. I did not install DT but there are probably people that will just click OK believing you to be honest. I used a more honest software to mount a virtual drive.
    Shame on you.
    I will never use your tools until you stop this practice and I will advise everyone not to either.

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    Same here Ramus. I just installed Daemon Tools and was sure to uncheck any options for extra installs, YET crappy f'ing Search Protect still installed on my PC and screwed up Google Chrome.

    Definitely no longer recommending Daemon Tools to anyone... used to be great, now spyware shit installs no matter what. Love how the mods straight up lie and say you can decline all spyware options too.

    People who create spyware are the lowest of the low, and developers that include it in their products are just one step above them. Diaf Daemon devs.

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    Bump. Confirmed, it installs bloatware anyway even if you skip them. Nice job.

    I'll start a thread in every forum I actively participate (that's five, in one I'm also a mod) advising people to stay away from this crap and spread the word. Can't believe you guys fell so low.

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    Let me point out that since those older posts some team members reproduced very few "opt-out" malfunctions,
    and also confirmed them in the open forums. So considering this, please don't call people liars.
    And i can't help, after many, many tests personally i still haven't encountered such a malfunction.

    Pleae also have a look here: http://forum.daemon-tools.cc/f33/dae...61/#post145020
    Last edited by Terramex : 12.09.2014 at 21:30
    I'm not employed by Disc Soft and my views do not necessarily reflect the ones of the company.

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    I registered on the forums just to express my displeasure with this abhorrent practice.

    I recently installed Daemon Tools Lite for Windows 7 x64, taking care not to select any options to install anything but Daemon Tools itself, and guess what? I discovered I how had some crapware called "Search Snacks" installed.

    This horrid piece of cruft intercepts HTTP streams en route to my browser and rewrites them, inserting irrelevant advertising links and embedded videos of its own choosing. A most dastardly and underhanded feat indeed.

    I have the strong urge to track down the responsible party, drive to their house, and ring their doorbell at 2 AM and then run away.

    I used to recommend Daemon Tools to ppl who had a need to mount disk images in Windows. You can rest assured I will not be making any more such recommendations.

  7. #17

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    I have the same problem, beside I don't think its a problem, I think its kind of criminal.
    Unchecked evereything during installation I found myself running a new Search Engine (Omiga plus, which is declared a virus) in my Browser, also installed on my system.
    Also Conduit Search protect has been installed.
    So if you really tell me that this is a bug and it has been installed because of the bug, than you should change your job. I am programmer and I know how easy an installer is created and that there is no room for a 'bug' to don't recognize the value of a checkbox.
    Second, if these adware, malware is chosen by you as 'partners' than I only see a criminal intend in this. Just google them and you will find what kind of applications there are.

    So I loin the posters above, and will never ever again install any of your software on my computer.

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