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Old 08-17-2001, 02:46 PM   #1
PWR_Paul_Banker
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Default OfferCompanion S-C-U-M!!!

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The above website (www.wwf.com) was defaced by the software that is current bundled with Gator (a program which stores your passwords on your comptuer). The name of this software, OfferCompanion, often pops windows up depending on the website that you visit (ie. a visit to amazon.com would pop a banner to ebay.com, etc *footnote). However this is the first time that I have seen this software actually put their own banners on top of another sites' banners. The OfferCompanion banner can be moved around on the website and closed with a tiny X button, so the HTML of the website isnt' actually edited. But to a normal visiotor, they wouldn't even notice the difference. At least scumware like TopText gives you the choice if you want to go to the site that was origionally intended (when you click on one of the yellow links) or to thier advertiser's sites. But OfferCompanion just plops their banner right over the innocent website's banner!

*amazon and ebay were just examples, don't start flaming them because they don't advertise with OfferCompanion to my knowledge.

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