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smartmedia.com

by Janine. Meyburgh / February 18, 2013 7:42 PM PST

Has anyone heard of Smartmedia.com - what is it?
Am concerned that it is some type of spyware....

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Re: site
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 7:47 PM PST
In reply to: smartmedia.com

If I type smartmedia.com in my browsers address bar, I see it's a website of a software company. Websites aren't spyware, websites are just websites. So please tell more why you think it is.

Kees

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Correction
by Janine. Meyburgh / February 18, 2013 7:48 PM PST
In reply to: smartmedia.com

It is actually gosmartmedia.com
They apparently provide you with a browser.

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Re: browser
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 8:02 PM PST
In reply to: Correction

I downloaded Firefox from Mozilla, and Chrome from Google. And IE did come with Windows.

Did you download other browsers? Why, which ones, from where?
And how do you know that name gosmartmedia.com? What is it exactly what you see? When do you see it?

Kees

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by Janine. Meyburgh / February 18, 2013 8:43 PM PST
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Friends of mine are punting it, it almost seems like a multilevel marketing thing, am not prepared to go too far down the rabbit hole, apparently one pays $400 then you set up a home page. You are given a family safe browser, which I ponder about, as I haven't been able to personally test and see. You then advertise your home page and apparently get paid for the hits received.
As I say, am too nervous to download anything that I don't know anything about. Thought that there may be someone out there who knows all of the details.
Normally if it sounds too good, it most probably is.
Thanks for your interest Kees_B!

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Re: money
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 19, 2013 3:58 AM PST
In reply to: Info

The video on www.gosmartmedia.com/ doesn't look inviting to me. And I assume you feel the same.
And I hate that 'become rich, fill in your details here and we'll tell you all about it" sites like this.

Anyway, they say nothing about you having to pay $400 before they pay you. So that might be a misunderstanding. But it's quite well possible that it's in the details they tell you once you fill in the form.

I would stay clear of it.

Kees

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Thank you
by Janine. Meyburgh / February 19, 2013 1:43 PM PST
In reply to: Re: money

What bothers me the most is what actually gets loaded onto the PC and what it could be used for. If a browser is downloaded onto a PC surely all sorts of added extras could come down with it. I would love to hear from anyone who has successfully downloaded and tested all of the elements. Would like to give anything the benefit of the doubt, but really don't know about this one sounds like a scam.

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Re: browser
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 20, 2013 3:06 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you

Let's hope that someone who uses it, or has used it, replies. You never know who reads this thread.

Kees

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