Another Day, Another Dubious Zango Install Found

from the cleaning-right-up,-huh? dept

Someone anonymous submits: "Since the FTC fined Zango, there's been a dubious install or webpage related to the adware company found every day, from fake YouTube clips to trojans that install links to Zango videos in the start menu. The latest Zango find has emerged, in the form of a trojan that deposits numerous Zango domains into the PC's trusted zone. At this point I have to question if there was even any point bothering to fine these guys. Also, as the article points out, security researcher Ben Edelman still has to publish HIS findings on Zango...!" While we understand that cleaning up this mess was unlikely to happen overnight, this still seems pretty bad.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 12:57am

    isnt it about time that this company was forced to disband?
    can that be done?
    it's basically a criminal organisation that needs to be stopped

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    Dusty, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 3:38am


    HACKERS TAKE REVENGE!!! someone hack all the adware and spyware bastard companise and shut them down!!!

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    Sanguine Dream, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 5:25am

    I think I know the answer...

    but I want to know why spy/ad/malware haven't been made illegal yet. Its sad that I can be invited over to someone's house (that means no breaking and entereing charge) and steal their PC and could get a few years in jail even if its recovered unharmed but I can install a piece of ware onto that same PC that could destroy or worse yet steal all the data and not get into any trouble.

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    Anthony, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 5:26am

    Re: Hackers

    Why hack your brothers in arms. all of them are scum and cost the world Billions and Billions of dollars so they can have little ego trips.

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    SimplyGimp, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 5:42am


    You people watch too many movies. Seriously.

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    Lonny Paul (profile), Nov 9th, 2006 @ 5:57am

    Then why don't we just take 'em out back....

    And beat the living shi* outta them?

    How can people allow this to continue to happen. There needs to be a clause put into the DMCA to get these people's servers shut down on complaint.


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    Neonghost, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 7:55am

    Make it criminal

    Charge them on the rico act, call it internet orginized crime and put them in f'n jail. See how quick this cleans up. .... Oh thats right no one will care still.

    There are always going to be scum bugs trying to rip off the average guy. And If I had my choice of scum bag who should be in federal ass pounding prison, it would be those Enron dirt bags.

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    Tux, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 8:10am


    Install Linux.

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    wahoospa, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 8:52am

    Went thru hell...

    I had some 180 Solutions crap left on my machine after some program installed it with out me knowing about it. I thought I would have to format my hard drive to get rid of it but after about a half hour of using every program I had, I finally was able to get all of it out of my registry. There should be a law...

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  10. identicon
    Charles Griswold, Nov 9th, 2006 @ 9:34am

    Effin' spyware makers.

    Part of my job is to get rid of spyware on customers' computers. It has given me a new sense of loathing for the dubious specimens of humanity that write and distribute malware.

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    Lordreinko, Jan 5th, 2007 @ 3:59pm

    there is

    It is called invasion of privacy but they are to buisy hunting down the boot leg movie guys and dont care about any thing else why do you ask because the movie companies have the money and we dont so solve the problem youre selfe and install linux add ware and spy ware are manely wrought for windows based pc's problem solved

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  12. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Apr 20th, 2008 @ 7:06am

    got dumped on by zango

    What gives zango the right to dump all the crap they dumped into my pc? I will do everything possible to rid this once and for all!!!

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