Author Topic: Notice to Alwil: company name abuse  (Read 3157 times)

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warlock

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Notice to Alwil: company name abuse
« on: March 18, 2007, 06:07:50 PM »
On this site (change hxxp to http, I changed it so that it doesn't get indexed by search engines), they are selling Utorrent 2007 (which is freeware, so it's definitely scam):
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hxxp://downloadsglobe.com/utorrent/index.aspIf you look closer at the info displayed there, you will probably notice, they are using your company name as the name of the publisher of the program.

mouniernetwork

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Re: Notice to Alwil: company name abuse
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007, 06:36:50 PM »
Yes it seems that this claim is indeed true  >:(

Is Alwil going to do something about it ?


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Re: Notice to Alwil: company name abuse
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 06:44:14 PM »
There are many of these types of sites selling supposed free versions of software also see here for a number of said sites relating to avast being sold, http://www.avast.com/eng/fraudulent-sales-of-avast-products.html

Not only are they claiming Alwil as the publisher, they are also on the list as selling avast, so I would like to hope Alwil are taking action.
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Re: Notice to Alwil: company name abuse
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 06:52:19 PM »
To the ones that don't want to go there but just see:
The best things in life are free.

justin1278

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Re: Notice to Alwil: company name abuse
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 09:55:17 PM »
I'm hoping Alwil will take legal actions immediately, otherwise this could give Alwil a bad name.

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Re: Notice to Alwil: company name abuse
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 10:10:31 PM »
Yes if Alwil wants to keep its "good program" reputation intact it should put pressure on the people in power to shutdown the websites.  >:(

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