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idbehold



Joined: 03 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004    Post subject: AdBlock by Links.com!? Reply with quote

http://adblock.linkz.com/Home.php

Some quotes from their Term & Conditions:

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Applicable Law. The laws of the Cayman Islands will govern this Agreement, without reference to conflicts of law principles. The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive any venue objections against, the courts in the Cayman Islands. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.


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AD-BLOCK also directs Internet Explorer 5.0 to a search page when the user enters a Uniform Resource Locator which is non-existent or otherwise would resolve to an error page


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the user agrees that AD-BLOCK may periodically access Linkz Internet Services


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In the performance of the search re-direction function, the user may be directed to a search page operated by Linkz Internet Services or its affiliates. In such an instance the web server may maintain customary records of the user.s IP address, the date and time of access, and will record the search query made by the user for the purpose of generating aggregate search statistics.


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Joined: 10 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a quick Google search - it's spyware/adware in disguise. Don't give it a second thought.
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idbehold



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

exectly what i thought, you can pretty much guess that anything from the Cayman Islands is a scam
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El reteiPos



Joined: 20 Dec 2004
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Location: Hasselt, Belgium

PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

since that program blocks pop-ups; it's not allowed to show pop-ups because that will make the program suspicous. but why then is the program classified as spyware?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

It hijacks every page it can - errors, searches, etc., and displays ads instead of the normal content.
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El reteiPos



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

so it stops pop-ups but it shows ads on websites, right? can Adblock (from Linkz) hijack Firefox too?
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idbehold



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, infact it can't even support IE 6, it says that it only supports IE 5.5 and lower
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El reteiPos



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004    Post subject: Reply with quote

idbehold wrote:
no, infact it can't even support IE 6, it says that it only supports IE 5.5 and lower
that's funny, the most things are IE 5.5 and higher...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005    Post subject: Re: AdBlock by Links.com!? Reply with quote

idbehold wrote:
http://adblock.linkz.com/Home.php

Some quotes from their Term & Conditions:

Quote:
Applicable Law. The laws of the Cayman Islands will govern this Agreement, without reference to conflicts of law principles. The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive any venue objections against, the courts in the Cayman Islands. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.


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AD-BLOCK also directs Internet Explorer 5.0 to a search page when the user enters a Uniform Resource Locator which is non-existent or otherwise would resolve to an error page


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the user agrees that AD-BLOCK may periodically access Linkz Internet Services


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In the performance of the search re-direction function, the user may be directed to a search page operated by Linkz Internet Services or its affiliates. In such an instance the web server may maintain customary records of the user.s IP address, the date and time of access, and will record the search query made by the user for the purpose of generating aggregate search statistics.
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linkz



Joined: 02 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007    Post subject: Adblock.com by Linkz Reply with quote

Linkz Internet crated Adblock in 2003 as a pop-up blocker and we created it with the best of intentions. We recognize that alot of well-minded engineers and anti-spyware guys spend their days scouring the web trying to flag new spyware, but when we created Adblock we created it to get rid of pop-ups during a time when pop-up killers were not standard and Firefox did not feature a built-in one.. in fact Firefox was pretty new when we invented Adblock.com

We haven't updated the tool over the years so it won't support IE6 or IE7 but we still own the Adblock.com domain name and get all kinds of traffic on the name, so we still read the odd post trying to figure out what those "nefarious" Cayman Islands folks must be up to.

Well firstly we're not nefarious.. we built a popup killer with the best of intentions and it's widely been misinterpreted as nefarious because we live in the "Mysterious Cayman Islands" .. that's unfortunate.

When we used to run the Adblock program we monetized it through error search provided through Google and Yahoo syndication feeds. THAT is what triggers alot of spyware, malware alarms, but the intent of this piece of software was certainly always wholesome and benign.

Take it or leave it :?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007    Post subject: Re: Adblock.com by Linkz Reply with quote

linkz wrote:
Take it or leave it Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

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