Incredimail - Its dangerous to call it safe!
by peekaysinha - 10/10/11 8:06 AM
In Reply to: Removing IncrediMail by Carol~
Thanks Carol for responding. Let me however put that in perspective:
1. I have been loyal to CNET for long to download programs. I use Sony Vaio 32 bit Windows Vista.
2. It is in the past few months that I noticed the Incredimail window pop-up with pre-checked option to make that the default browser or the primary mail account during the installation process. I made the error twice but I got cautious and conscious about that, and assumed that would a fault of the software producer. Even though I deleted Incredimail, I never could really get rid of a few files that continued to pop up once in a while.
3. This time, while downloading HIJACK THIS & Avast, I realised having made the error in one of the windows. Before I could cancel the process, Incredimail was down below in the footer Bar as my default mail account, it knocked out Google and showed up its browser bar, and walked over a 100 files into my various folders. As I searched for its locations, it shifted from one folder to another. It escaped Microsoft Essentials Check, and during uninstall wouldn't allow the process to complete. Not just that it has gobbled my App Data Folder that I can't now search on my laptop.
4. Let me take that further: when I searched for tools to get rid of that on Google, the first 3-4 pages were filled with sites that would lead me to further disaster if I was not cautious. The search showed up Incredimail as remarkable as Apple or Microsoft in the technology domain and even guided me to a site that recommended the best software to delete Incredimail. Thankfully I read the User's reviews that were "a year old", and when I read further I find that was an application to remove Outlook Express as a Mail Account.
5. Incredible isn't that? If you still maintain that this terrible nasty piece is SAFE, I would consider CNET a dangerous place to be in.
6. A Safe site of reputation would not sneak into system that way unless that is your benchmark for technology genius.
7. If reputed sites such as CNET are being part of the malicious hacker's machinery, that would be an insult to the industry.
8. I will follow what you have suggested, but I hope that CNET does not let its leadership and honourable status slip by for a few bucks!
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