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Carol Haynes

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WARNING - Fake Ashampoo Winoptimiser has been posted ...
« on: January 10, 2007, 10:53:15 AM »
Just received the following warning email from Ashampoo ...

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ATTENTION: Illegal Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 4 version in the Internet

*******************************************************************

the Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 just appeared on several major download
sites like www.download.com and www.cnet.com as an illegal fake
version with wrong product number and version number. The official
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 will be released on January 17th, 2007.

Click here for more information:
http://r.ashampoo.co...ings/1/151206_en.htm


Besides this if you are generally in doubt about correct
Ashampoo versions please check our product overview at
http://www.ashampoo.co.uk/products and the specific product pages
for the right version number and official release date to stop
- with your help - criminal machinations.

Thank you!

With kind regards,
Rolf Hilchner
CEO & President

==================================================================

Wenn Sie diesen Newsletter
nicht mehr empfangen möchten, klicken Sie bitte auf diesen Link:
http://www.ashampoo....nternet/myashampoo/d

Ashampoo® gibt Ihre E-Mail auf keinen Fall an andere Firmen weiter.

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« Last Edit: January 10, 2007, 10:58:21 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: WARNING - Fake Ashampoo Winoptimiser has been posted ...
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 04:22:01 PM »
Slimy. It's just incredible how some people will put so much effort into being scummy.
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Re: WARNING - Fake Ashampoo Winoptimiser has been posted ...
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 01:06:23 PM »
The same happened with jv16 PowerTools, which was distributed as four different programs which were the same cracked PowerTools. I think the same people that did this was responsible of the cracked WinOptimizer. And then again, they were posted at Cnet, like this one. One begins to wonder about what measures do Cnet take when testing software for inclusion on its repository...

That's why it's always better to download software from the author's homepage of from tiny pages like File Hippo, to avoid this kind of crap >:(

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Re: WARNING - Fake Ashampoo Winoptimiser has been posted ...
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 02:36:57 PM »
Hm, what's the deal on this?

Malware included, or cracked (ie., registration stuff removed)?
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