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Posted on September 4th, 2013 at 10:44 AM EST
I have written about ChatZum before, when it was being added to installers downloaded from Softonic. Although Softonic never admitted to doing anything wrong, other than installing the adware even when users opted out during installation, I have at least not seen any signs that this misbehavior has continued. However, ChatZum has nonetheless resurfaced, with a slightly different form, in another application’s installer. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 16th, 2013 at 4:44 PM EST
It was brought to my attention today by an astute reader that there is a copy of VLC, currently being hosted on Softonic, which has had adware added to it. Of course, I had to investigate, and what I found is very concerning. That report turns out to be completely true, and worse, the adware installs components on your system even when you opt out of installing it! Read the rest of this entry »