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FAO Toni Hackler

by meisinscotland / November 19, 2006 6:17 AM PST

Hi, just been to your PC Warfare website and I was being warned by McAfee Siteadvisor that something fishy was going on. A quick analysis told that it isn't your site itself, but a link. I believe the bad item to be the direct link to "QuickRes" at the very bottom of your page.

Other than that, great website!

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McAfee is the only program
by TONI H / November 19, 2006 7:19 PM PST
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that reports that link as a problem because some of the files located there contain spyware/adware or the site itself installs a tracking cookie of some type. Name me a site, including CNET that doesn't have downloads available that also contain spyware/adware or doesn't drop tracking cookies on you. I don't hold McAfee in very high esteem....rates right up there with Norton as far as I'm concerned.

I've had another member, using McAfee, write to me through my profile to let me know about that warning. And yet not once did McAfee report that one of my files that I have there for download that gives you an instant shutdown, called goodnight.exe , shows up with AV programs as a trojan...and that includes my own Etrust AV. Goodnight.exe is a program that installs nothing on the computer...the exe file is the actual program itself and will instantly shut down the computer in an emergency without taking the time to go through the Start/shutdown process or having the user write a notepad code with a shortcut on the desktop. I've had that program for years and all AV programs find it distasteful. The file is only seen as a problem during a scan....not during a download of it though; go figure.

Anyway....thanks for the compliment on the site. Haven't worked on it for a while as I've been doing projects here that have taken quite a bit of my time lately. Plan to get back to it after I get back from San Diego and seeing my son and his wife for the first time in almost three years right after New Year's.


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I've got programs similar in concept that McAfee hates too
by meisinscotland / November 22, 2006 4:16 AM PST

Programs like Goodnight that you just run there and then, McAfee hates.

Anyway I've never had any real problems with McAfee but some say it is abysmal!

And Siteadvisor rated CNET as 100% clean!

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