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Offline polonus

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Who uses this service and is it secure?
« on: July 17, 2010, 07:02:51 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Look here: htxp://hotspotshield.com/

Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP’s,

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Re: Who uses this service and is it secure?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 07:20:53 PM »
Hi D.,
it's adware..! Better use TOR..!
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as you also speak german...

Hinweis: "Hotspot Shield" versucht, bei der Installation eine Browser-Toolbar mit unterzubringen. Wir empfehlen, das Häkchen während des Setups abzuwählen. Beim Surfen mit "Hotspot Shield" wird auf jeder Website ein Werbebanner eingeblendet. Ab und zu muss auch ein Werbelink geklickt werden, um die "normale" Website zu sehen.
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Re: Who uses this service and is it secure?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 07:27:00 PM »
Hi tony b & Asyn,

I see what you mean according to the external references they have, all comes with a price..
http://www.unmaskparasites.com/security-report/?page=hotspotshield.com
Also flagged by others:
hpHosts      DETECTED

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Re: Who uses this service and is it secure?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 08:59:16 PM »
Hi tony b & Asyn,

I see what you mean according to the external references they have, all comes with a price..
http://www.unmaskparasites.com/security-report/?page=hotspotshield.com
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With that in mind Damien shouldn't you make the link non-clickable ???
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Re: Who uses this service and is it secure?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 11:54:17 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Well we all learned a lesson here, not all free services are really that free. A story too good to be true mostly is exactly what it says, so I followed your recommendation and with the link non-clickable users that come here may see it is a possibly unwanted service, even supicious. Thanks for all your contributions, my good friends, I read about the service on a Dutch forum and I know now that the user that proposed it, did not do his homework right like we do,
@Asyn, thanks for the additional info in German, "gut das Alles mitgekriegt zu haben",

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