.. So a few days back I was searching for a program to convert .wav files to FLAC, and ran across a recommendation from a writer at " About.com " about a program. I start to download the thing, and right away my anti virus program fires of some warnings, and my browser is hijacked. 45 minutes later, after deleting / re-installing firefox, getting into the actual config and changing things, and downloading and running an anti malware program, I finally get the thing fixed. I was pretty miffed so I fired off an e-mail to the guy with his face plastered all over the article, and the exchange is as follows:
I just spent an hour fixing my browser and downloading various anti-malware programs after my browser was hijacked by the conduit search engine virus, after downloading a link that you recommended on about.com. Not impressed. Here’s the link to the website LINK REMOVED
I downloaded and installed the first one, you know, the one that you say “ you can easily decline a toolbar blah
blah blah “ - well I declined it, and my anti virus program fired up right away with warnings ( couldn’t stop it ) and I was infected. Try it yourself if you give a shit.
Thanks a lot for wasting my time buddy.
I’m on vacation. While on vacation for the past several days, I’ve gotten 5 emails about this. I’ll get it removed the moment I have access to my publishing tools on Sunday when I’m home.
As an aside, why would you assume that I would promote something harmful? The other 4 persons let me know and rightfully assumed that the software author changed something up (common practice, unfortunately). Why would you assume anything else?
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My first reaction is, so what if your on vacation??? you've gotten other emails about it and your going to do it when your home on Sunday? you don't have any associates that can fix it?... If I screwed something up at work, that was continually screwing other people over, I couldn't just say " Yeah well it's the weekend talk to me on Monday ".. And who are these other 4 people who " rightfully assumed the software author changed something " ?? They all got a virus and said what? " I'm sure it's not YOUR fault, But ... " So basically a website with his face plastered all over it gives me a virus and I should feel bad I'm bothering him on vacation and that somehow I'm not very knowledgeable / understanding that these things happen all the time and it's not anyone's fault?? I want to call bullshit on him, - do you think I'm in the wrong or in the right here? DO these things happen all the time? I've certainly not aware of it.
Edited by sean1976, June 08 2013 - 08:19 AM.