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  1. #131
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    Rockinfewl, It is great to see you here, welcome

    I think it would be a great idea. If all the webmaster-centric sites carried this script it would go along way in eradicating sleaze from the internet.

    I am not a programmer, but if there is anything I can do to help just shoot me an email.

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    More details

    Great you're all as wild about the idea as I am.

    More details to make the picture clearer, and more food for thought.
    • The uninstaller will be implemented as 2-3 small runtimes --- you can put those on your own server to relief mine.
    • You can invoke the uninstaller on the client by putting in your html page a tag like <object .... ></object>. No need to bloat your pages with Javascript. Clients have to have ActiveX enabled, but Javascript is not necessary.
    • The uninstaller will be 'signed', in that it is tamper-proof, and downloadable under the highest security conditions.
    • To sign it, I'll apply for a Thawte digital id, it's gonna cost $200, so yes some kind of reimbursement wouldn't be a bad idea.
    • Although it's perfectly possible to do, we'll have to restrict ourselves to not harm the client's privacy (I don't want to create a Trojan with our name on it; we are the 'white hats' remember).
    • I'll include some kind of 'updating' feature in the uninstaller to cope with mutating or new scumware.


    We'll get a real cat-n-mouse scenario. If the mouse takes a sharp bend, we'll make a bend just as sharp. Till we got all of them rodents.

    RockinFewl.

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    RockinFewl - have you got a PayPal account setup? We can do some kind of fundraising for you to get that certificate paid for immediately!

    Also, check out the equifax certs, I think they are cheaper; emphasis on THINK. Gosh, I hate that equifax site - even on DSL the menus take forever to load!!!

    Let me know what I can do to help.

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    Talking

    Your enthusiasm is exemplary Roxanne *wide grin*

    Yet before asking money, we'll try to meet high expectations.
    Depending on when the certificate arrives, first test runs of the uninstaller may be feasible half next week.

    A base team of quick and thorough alfa-testers by that time would seriously enhance the reliability of the scum sweeper.

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    Folks, just hang onto your hats for a couple of days....we're got some political web sites that are being defaced badly by these guys (Surf+ especially). The legislators are mad now; one senate web site linked to porn.

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    Originally posted by RoxanneJ
    Folks, just hang onto your hats for a couple of days....we're got some political web sites that are being defaced badly by these guys (Surf+ especially). The legislators are mad now; one senate web site linked to porn.

    ooooh!
    A post over at cj forum:

    European advertisers are dropping kazaa because of links to "snuff" sites, appeared on German television show....is there no limit to the depths these people will stoop:angry2:

    I think/hope we are seeing the death throes for this type of advertising, these companies have shown this technology is too powerful and too open to abuse.

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    hooooowdy!

    stoppin' in to catch up and add a little something I discovered about tTOPtext.

    Trying a couple experiments and discovered that TOPtext targets the first six keywords/key phrases on a page.

    I was wondering why so many words appeared to be "dropped" from linking when viewing the keyword list on the board, but were still active from engines and sites.

    Here is a list of still active, as of this a.m., scumvertiser keywords from the GHF. Less, to be sure, but more than I had hoped.

    internet filter
    credit check
    consumer credit
    credit repair
    credit profile
    credit watch
    credit information
    credit history
    credit monitoring
    avoid bankruptcy
    credit scoring
    credit counseling
    debt consolidation
    debt management program
    debt consolidation quote
    bill consolidation
    credit tips
    debt reduction
    credit problems
    debt management
    credit bureaus
    credit rating
    auto insurance
    auto insurance company
    auto insurance coverage
    auto insurance quote
    auto insurance rate
    automobile insurance
    car insurance
    car insurance online
    cheap auto insurance
    cheap auto insurance quotes
    free auto insurance quotes
    insurance agent
    insurance company
    online auto insurance quotes

    Mousejockey and everyone, not to dampen your spirit, but to motivate: I don't believe we're seeing the demise of this crooked revenue stream. I believe they're regrouping to refine their technique.

    They know it will likley take at least 6 mos. for Gator/IAB to start locking horns in court, and longer for the battle to be fought. Meanwhile these rat-bastards are dancing all over our sites in this window of opportunity. That UglyG struck first will in the end, I believe, be of little consequence. They're essentially asking theft to be legalized & I am certain the IAB can make that point tangable in court. But agree w/RoxanneJ not to count on this.

    RockinFewl, I'm down with your uninstall script Will it give users options, or uninstall only the offensive linking code? Many users will still want to keep their convenience ware proggys & will not want their forms info & such removed. That is the only resistance I can forsee from surfers at the moment.

    My nickles worth: I believe offering this free or as shareware will get more people to use it. Maybe we can find a way between us and other interested parties to handle the digiID cost.

    We have to remember that bazillions of webmasters use free web space, usually due to financial constraints. I would prefer to find 20 people to send $10.00 @ for the license & present the software to webmasters as shareware. This will ensure more public exposure.

    RoxanneJ, I'm glad a grass roots pro has joined the fight! I understand your relcutance to drive advertising by headline grabbing & was worried about getting WUAS in front of the people. I like the FAQ added to the site, again, answering questions people are asking. They don't care about scumware unless the understand how it effects them first hand

    and a BIG GIANT HELLO to Webmistress! Dang gurl! I thought you fell off the end of the web!! Good to "see" you again. I hope all's well in your realm I'm glad you've joined the fight!

    Mousejockey, I'm sorry to hear you're sick & hope you're feelin' better. Stick a bowl under your modem, I'm sending Grandma's Chicken Soup fer ya' !!

    I gotta' scoot good people. Husband has taken vacation weeks. He's quit smoking. He's in the garage putting up new shelves. I'm supposed to be helping. I don't want to. He's MISERABLE. I understand. He's cranky. I love him anyway. He's a word I can't type in polite company. I'm a word I can't type in polite company. Herein lies the problem. "Please Lord, help me keep my mouth shut and not compound this man's suffering today."

    HEY! Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket??!?

    TTY soon!
    RRR

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    sorry 'bout double dippin' on the post. fingers went kookoo. Dave, please, you can delete that top one, no??

    Later!

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    Help!!! I need a flash expert!

    Folks, we need to get a demo of what's happening to some very important folks; I'm just learning flash and I'm soooo lost. Do we have a flash expert here? I have the software, I have the tools, but I do not have the knowledge.

    I'm drowning in a lack of flash knowledge; someone rescue me!

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    Really good article in the Washington Post about Gator yesterday. Sorry, been so busy, I forgot to post it yesterday.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/washtech/techthursday/columns/dotcom/A16746-2001Aug29.html
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