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    Böse Daemon Tools Lite riddled with spyware


    ATTENTION: I modified this very first post as people tend to only read the first few lines.. To sum it up:

    The original-poster (leimrod) blamed us for riddle his system and told us he want to inform local bloggers.

    Although he later found out that all his assumptions are wrong and we are in NO way to blame, his thread
    here and (like people informed me) also at board.ie now caused alot of trouble for us. I dont believe it is
    some kind of direct "social" attack on us going on here, but unfortunately, it served the same purpose now.

    So PLEASE - read everything to the END OF THIS THREAD until you make assumptions and write me or
    our support ANY email about this topic. The case is closed and the insults/accusations against us are completely wrong. PERIOD. DAEMON Tools is completely free of any possible threats!

    Personally, I cant say how pissed I'm atm, seriously..


    Locutus, 29.09.2008, 07:04

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    I don't know what kind of game you are running here but the spyware that comes bundled with Daemon Tools Lite is not optional.

    You are misleading people by providing software that is purposely bundled with spyware toolbars.

    The version I downloaded is this one: Disc-Tools.com - Published Software Download (i.e. v 4.30.1)

    I installed it first on my HTPC, then after a restart I started getting fake AntiVirus popups that where installing files to my C:\Windows and system32 folder, numerous registry values where entered also. When I would open up MSN messenger automated messages started being posted to people I was talking to linking them to a site which downloaded more virii and spyware onto their PC.

    To test this, I have a new recently built PC so I installed a vanilla version of Vista, and then installed Daemon Tools Lite ONLY, low and behold, after a few restarts I had the same toolbars and virus programs (i.e. peltodgx, Micro Antivirus 2009... etc) popping up. Opening up IE 7 would cause the files to start being downloaded automatically.

    I formatted the drive, installed Vista again and am now a previous version of your software, 4.09HE, which I have previously had no issues with.

    If people don't believe me, install the current release of Daemon Tools Lite, do a few restarts then try opening IE7 and see what happens.

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    Have you checked the Hash value of setup with the provided one?

    You also haven't clicked on any advertisements on that site?

    EDIT: I just checked setup, it is the correct one (no spyware) on the site.
    Last edited by Blazkowicz : 24.09.2008 at 12:13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazkowicz View Post
    Have you checked the Hash value of setup with the provided one?

    You also haven't clicked on any advertisements on that site?

    EDIT: I just checked setup, it is the correct one (no spyware) on the site.
    I didn't click on any of the advertisements on the site and disabled the toolbar during installation.

    Are you saying there's a reason to check the hash value from that site and that a version that is infected with spyware could be downloaded by people?

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    It is possible something went wrong with download and that's why i said to check hash value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazkowicz View Post
    It is possible something went wrong with download and that's why i said to check hash value.
    My issue with this is that I have had this happen to me before on a previous version of Daemon tools, which is why I still use 4.09HE, any versions I've installed after that seem to come bundled with spyware that you are not given the option to disable during setup.

    Regardless. I have a spare PC that is doing nothing atm. I intend to download the latest version of Daemon tools onto a vanilla install of Windows and show that it has this spyware bundled with it. If my findings are as I imagine I will be blogging it and adding it to stumbleupon and digg.

    Don't worry I will check the MD5 hash and take screenshots to show that it is the version being released by Daemon Tools.

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    and if your assumptions are wrong what then? Will you apologize then for being such a dick?

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    If it wasn't then, it sure is now and I downloaded directly off of your website. So, be pissed. Be really pissed because it sucks when shit you do not want gets installed on your computer without even a hard-to-find way of preventing it. No box to tick etc. This thread was started back in 08, sooo perhaps you guys just decided "fuck it" and went ahead and went down that route. Whatever the cause, there's unwanted software bundled with your program now and I'm pretty sure that THAT is why you are moderating comments. Trashy. real trashy.

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