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#1 marko

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    Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:12 PM

    Please start a new topic if you wish to report anything, thanks Posted Image

    Here's the most recent freeware that we know has fell into the "bad" or "unorthodox" category ... name and shame those developers!

    101 Clips - 101clips.com ((Developer submits the same product under a different name))
    1st Choice Clipboard - 1stchoiceclipboard.com (Developer submits the same product under a different name)

    A to Z Clipboard - atozclipboard.com (Developer submits the same product under a different name)
    Ace Clipboard - aceclipboard.com (Developer submits the same product under a different name)
    Alpha Clipboard - alphaclipboard.com (Developer submits the same product under a different name)
    AVI To MP4 Converter - asoftwareplus.com (Appeared on a list of malware distributors - WOT rating)

    Burn4Free - burn4free.com (Promoting toolbar containing PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto - WOT rating)

    FotoMix - diphso.com (Forceable install of Funmoods toolbar)
    FotoMorph - diphso.com (Forceable install of Funmoods toolbar)
    Free Audio CD to MP3 Converter - minidvdsoft.com/koyotesoft.com (Malware & spyware - WOT rating)
    Free Audio Recorder - freeaudiorecorder.net (Appeared on a list of malware distributors - WOT rating)
    Free CD to WAV MP3 WMA AMR AC3 AAC Ripper - amltools.com (Used for the distribution of "rogue" security or other such applications - WOT rating)
    Free DVD Burner - minidvdsoft.com/koyotesoft.com (Malware & spyware - WOT rating)
    Free Flash FLV Video Converter - minidvdsoft.com/koyotesoft.com (Malware & spyware - WOT rating)
    Free MP3 to CD Convert & Burn - minidvdsoft.com/koyotesoft.com (Malware & spyware - WOT rating)
    Free Youtube Video Downloader - minidvdsoft.com/koyotesoft.com (Malware & spyware - WOT rating)
    Foxit PDF Reader - foxitsoftware.com/products/reader/ (Some versions include a forceable install of Ask Toolbar, the version on FreewareBB does not)

    GLOBE - globe7.com (Engaged in the distribution of malware - WOT rating)

    IcoFX - icofx.ro (No longer freeware from V2+ ... users can still download v1.6.4 HERE which is still freeware)

    JPEG Joiner - mcrenox.com.ar (Appeared on a list of malware distributors - WOT rating)

    Kingsoft Office Suite 2012 - kingsoftstore.com (Falsely promoting their office suite as freeware, yet expires after 1 year - although it's understood that a more recent version released doesn't expire we're leaving this warning in place as we still feel the developer WAS attempting to pass off this software as something different.)

    Macaw - prophp.us (Vulnerabilities with developers choice of free website)
    MovieSpot - softset.ro (engaged in the distribution of malware - WOT rating)
    MP3 Ripper - freecdtomp3.com (Contains "Relevant Knowledge")
    MP3 Splitter - mp3-joiner.net (Contains "Win32:PUP-gen")

    NCH Software - nch.com.au (Multiple negative ratings in WOT)

    PC Tools Firewall Plus - pctools.com (Abandoned freeware and turned commercial)
    PC Tools Antivirus - pctools.com (Abandoned freeware and turned commercial)
    Pix

    Registry Cleaner Free - registrycleaner-free.com (Fake award claims and malware contained in software)
    Rizone Pixel Repair - rizone3.com (multiple suspicious items in virus scan - VirusTotal Scan)
    Rizone Complete Internet Repair - rizone3.com ((multiple suspicious items in virus scan - VirusTotal Scan)

    System Boost Elite - systemboostelite.com (Fake award claims and malware contained in software)

    USB Guardian - usb-guardian.com (integrated toolbar contains malware - WOT rating)

    Win7codecs - shark007.net/win7codecs.html (forceful installation of the "Ask" toolbar and uses, what appears to be, OpenCandy without disclosure in the terms)

    XWinSpector - freesoft80.com (additional download during install for Sweet IM and although optional it's not advisable to install)

    Your Free Registry Cleaner - ourfreeware.com (virused - WOT rating)

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