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    Adware in Applian Software?

    I have been using Applian software to convert video file formats for years. Today is the first day that I discovered that Applian software apparently has hidden adware popups that track visited URLs and send data to companies in order to deliver targeted ads to the user. Is anyone else aware of this? I wonder why Norton safe search has just now noted this given that I have used both Norton and Applian on the same computer for >5 years. Thanks.

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    Do you have proof that this happens?

    cheers, Paul

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    lots of programs do that

    chrome and win8/10 are worse examples of such things

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    Not true. Anything you buy from us is free from adware. It would be idiotic to do this to paying customers.

    Bill Dettering
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjh26 View Post
    I have been using Applian software to convert video file formats for years. Today is the first day that I discovered that Applian software apparently has hidden adware popups that track visited URLs and send data to companies in order to deliver targeted ads to the user. Is anyone else aware of this? I wonder why Norton safe search has just now noted this given that I have used both Norton and Applian on the same computer for >5 years. Thanks.
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    OK thanks. Just wanted some objective opinion on this unexpected action by Norton 360.

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    I'd run AdwCleaner to see if it picks anything up.

    Click on Scan and that may produce a list of programs in the lower pane it considers to be PuPs which you can uncheck for those you wish to keep.

    When the scan has completed, click on Log File and that will open Notepad with anything else it has found and will delete when you close the report and click on Cleaning.

    It will produce another report after the reboot to show what it has deleted.

    If it does find anything then run Junkware Removal Tool to compliment it.

    The link for JRT can be found lower down the AdwCleaner page.

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    Wink Reasonable thoughts.

    Thanks I will do just that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    I'd run AdwCleaner to see if it picks anything up.

    Click on Scan and that may produce a list of programs in the lower pane it considers to be PuPs which you can uncheck for those you wish to keep.

    When the scan has completed, click on Log File and that will open Notepad with anything else it has found and will delete when you close the report and click on Cleaning.

    It will produce another report after the reboot to show what it has deleted.

    If it does find anything then run Junkware Removal Tool to compliment it.

    The link for JRT can be found lower down the AdwCleaner page.

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