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    Does this look suspicious?

    I received this email from an unknown (Lindsey Johnson) no doubt junk email offering a new product called "Evidence Eliminator", the email included a hyperlink to a free download, the link address:-
    http://www.evidence-eliminator.com/d2w/int...g=1028052144848.
    The email reads as follows:-
    You're in Serious Trouble - It's a Proven Fact! Deleting "Internet Cache and History" will NOT protect you because any of the Web Pages, Pictures, Movies, Videos, Sounds, E-mail, Chat Logs and Everything Else you see or do could easily be recovered to Haunt you forever! How would you feel if a snoop made this information public to your Spouse, Mother & Father, Neighbors, Children, Boss or the Media? It could easily Ruin Your Life! Solve all your problems and enjoy all the benefits of an "As New PC", Evidence Eliminator can Speed-Up your PC/Internet Browser, reclaim Hard Disk space and Professionally Clean your PC in one easy mouse click!
    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOW!
    Does anyone have a clue about this product? I do not trust anything about the email, I traced the return address it was from a yahoo account making it even less likely the product is legit. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    For the love of all that is holy... don't touch the hyperlink!!
    That message reeks of spam... I don't know where the URL you got leads to, but it looks like the real address is simply http://www.evidence-eliminator.com/.
    I checked the web page and they say on the faq page:
    <hr>Report SPAMMING / FORGING:If you have received unsolicited e-mail or messages claiming to represent this Website or advertising our products, we did not send it. Please Click Here to report it.<hr>
    I would suggest going there and reporting it if it wasn't solicited. (that is, of course if you trust the site entirely...)
    As for the actual product... <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    Unless you're a very public figure and have something to hide... who would care that you spend 3 hours on MSN playing Collapse a day (hehehe <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>) or even if you take a peek at a few porn pages? Unless you're doing something illegal, who would care?

    There is an interesting part on the site that says
    <hr>You are being watched... how about your Boss? Do you surf the internet and send E-mail at work? Your work PC will be full of evidence. It is becoming common in the workplace for companies to copy and investigate the contents of workers computers out of hours - without your consent or knowledge. This is perfectly legal and it is happening now! Your job could be at risk, what would happen to you if you lost your job? People like you are losing their jobs right now because of their Internet activities in America and the UK.<hr>
    Wow... imagine someone loosing their job because they weren't doing it!! The horror! <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    Thanks for the comments KT, the hyperlink was disguised under wording "Eliminate Secret Data!" giving the impression if clicked on, it would show the information on the program, not the web site! No I certainly did not solicite the email, and rarely am I seduced into opening a message from an unknown, however this one really looked legit with no attachments, and a recipient name which could have been a referred client. Usually I can spot anything suspicious, this one had me fooled. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    I agree it reeks of spam, and I will report it. Relating to the product, I only wish I had 3 hours a day to play games <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> what fun that would be.

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/wolf.gif> K.T. ~

    ....uhhhh, a peek....? <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/curtain.gif>

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    I agree that while the link looks suspect the product is actually very, very good
    cheers

    Phil Carter

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    Wow, someone who knows the product and uses it? Phil, thanks for the reply, do you have the program loaded and where did you find it, was it online or in a store someplace?

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    <font color=red>Edited by DaveA to add url code</font color=red>
    Cyber hi.
    I saw the product demo'd, version 4, on a friends machine and was impressed. Purchased my own at http://www.evidence-eliminator.com/product.shtml over their secure link,US$150, and now run on both my work laptop and home PC. Apart from the usual clean up cookies, stuff temp internet files, * .tmp and slack files it also does several very comprehensive registry checks. The manufacturers state that they guarantee it removes all "footprints" from the machine. Consequently it takes quite a while to run and I generally run it at night when I have finished any work.
    cheers

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    Hi Phil, thanks for the reply. May I ask what O/S you are running with it? Sounds like a combination of Clean Sweap and Cookie Crusher, I also wondered if it is a MS product, not that it matters really, I only ask because the package on the website looks like MSIE's symbol. Good to have feedback, not only on the product itself, but to know the email I received pushing it was valid, when I tracked the email addressee back and it was a junkie scramble of letters @yahoo.com it bothered me. Appreciate you're help.

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    Hi again. I am running XP Pro on my laptop and XP Home at home both using EE 5.
    cheers

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    <hr> Sounds like a combination of Clean Sweap and Cookie Crusher<hr>
    And that's essentially what it is. It's supposed to clear your history, typed URLs, cookies - anything that would leave any indication of where you've been on the Internet. I tend to view this sort of product two ways:
    1. <LI>It does programatically the same exact thing you can do yourself. Absolutely nothing that this program does cannot be accomplished on your own. Automation is great, but is it worth it for something like this?
      <LI>If you have a need to "erase" your tracks, I'd have to question the need for doing so - if you've got something to hide, then you have more serious issues than any software could ever hope to address.
    Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    Hey, thank you Mark, I don't feel quite so dumb! As you have written I do clear my computer manually, not that I am clever, rather that I do not trust Clean Sweep or automatic programs to do "stuff" I do not clearly understand! I don't have a need to hide my tracks, it is more that I do not have much room on the hard drive left, so I tend to clear the temp files and history periodically to free room. On the other hand maybe I am under the wrong impression and this process does not give me back much room at all, but my technically challenged brain thinks it does, sobeit! :-)

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    ...and whilst we're still on the subject, it may not be just webpages you want to eradiate the evidence for. What about those newsgroups you just had to look at - purely for research, natch? Can EE (or you yourself for that matter) find them and ERASE (not delete) the *.dbx files and whatever else? I'm not sure of the legal position regarding visits to sites with illegal material on (e.g how to make bombs) or whether you have to download something to contravene the law. And I'll bet a penny to a pony it's different for different countries, but you better know how it affects you. It's not an acceptable defence to say 'I didn't know...'
    Rgds

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    You're quite welcome! Whatever space it gives back is space you otherwise would not have had. If it's a matter of gaining space, though, there are several freeware products out there that do much the same thing. My preferred tool for such ventures is G-Lock Temp Cleaner. It's efficient and the price is right: <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    A good point for those seeking sites that would be "flagged" (is that the correct term?), fortunately my use of the net is purely for researching interview and media related material, so I am not concerned with being tracked. And yes the rules are different for each country, but one only has to use their head to realize a topic is likely to have a following. I found this site interesting for some time, but now it has reached a level that is way over my head (which is not hard to do bytheway!). :-) http://www.antionline.com/index.php

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    Re: Does this look suspicious?

    Mark, I am so smart I have 2 computers I've filled up already, my idea of performance is related directly to concern over losing anything I may need to refer back to at a later date! (Don't be mean, I can see you muttering from here :-)
    Because my work requires research and keeping records of people I have interviewed over the years, plus graphics, audio grabs, video etc, it is obvious why I keep running out of hard drive. I just need a computer to have a HUGE hard drive, which will guarantee to never crash, and work at the speed of light. A tall order yes! Oh well, a girl can only dream.

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