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    Virtual Bouncer

    Anbody heard of Virtual Bouncer ( http://www.spywarelabs.com)? Apparently it doesn't like to be uninstalled.

    From http:// www.spywareguide.com: It drive-by installs, phones home after install, gives itself the right (in the EULA) to download and install software from its servers, and you have to *pay them* for a "subscription" with a credit card to have it removed, then opt out of having the "subscription" automatically renewed. Because you must pay to have to removed, some have dubbed this "extortion ware".

    This sounds particulary nasty to me. I've found some manual ways to delete it after Google'ng it. Does anybody know of an automatic way that is also free?

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    Re: Virtual Bouncer

    See my other post regarding elimware or whatever it was called. <font color=yellow>Stay away from stuff like this.</font color=yellow>
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    Re: Virtual Bouncer

    The company used to supply an uninstaller on its web site. However, I'm not sure I would trust that program. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Doesn't Ad-Aware detect and remove it?

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    Re: Virtual Bouncer

    They still have an uninstaller but like you said... I haven't tried anything on it yet - I just received a call from my brother who was wondering what it was and why his machine is so slow (it sucks being the only computer literate member of the family). I asked him to bring up the task manager and see how many processes he has running. It was 59 with no applications (WXP)! I bet he has more problems than just Virtual Bouncer...sigh.

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    Re: Virtual Bouncer

    Yes, this really is an attrocious example of parasitism, on just about every conceivable count.
    Webhelper - TheWatcher List describes it as a "Major Adware Varaint" of CPM Media - 2nd Thought.
    The Terms of Service for the latter "Reads like a long Book!".

    A very nasty piece of work, I'd venture to say.

    Alan

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