ActiveNetworks takes a swipe at Microsoft and Internet Explorer - perhaps they should stop allowing Winfixer to be advertised on their site before throwing stones.
"Seriously, how many times must users and businesses be kicked in the face before they buy a clue? Before they realize that they don't have to stay in the abusive Microsoft relationship? The answer seems to be: an unlimited number of times. Take, for example, Internet Explorer. In the latest bad news, the newest zero-day flaw in the Internet Explorer implementation of the Vector Markup Language has opened up a gaping wound in Windows. Through that wound, every kind of garbage imaginable—bots, Trojan down-loaders, spyware, rootkits—are pouring into Windows systems."
Such commentary is truly ironic, and dare I say hypocritical, coming from a site that has been caught allowing the spread of malware like Winfixer via income earning banner ads more than once.
August 28 2006
March 6 2006
Yes, the problem continues to current day. I have this suggestion for ActiveNetworks. If they are going to get on their high horse about Microsoft, then I strongly suggest they clean up their own backyard first and stop allowing crap like Winfixer to be spread via advertisements on their site.
I went here:
I saw this:
I clicked on the banner and was sent here - the site immediately tried to download Winfixer to my machine:
As you can see, the site also reported that a file called win32res.exe was sending information about my machine. If you conduct a Google search you will find several discussions about Winfixer making false claims about win32res.exe. So, I conduct a search for the file:
What do you know... there is no such file on my machine - why am I not surprised: