Kudoz Toolbar Recognized as Adware
Thread poster: Jianjun Zhang

Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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Sep 19, 2005

This really alerted me. Who can explain this warning on my computer? I use Avast! virus software. When I downloaded the toolbar set up file, it prompted this:

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To prevent picture distorting this page, I just post this link to the screen shot.

[Edited at 2005-09-19 00:26]

[Edited at 2005-09-19 00:48]


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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KudoZ toolbar Sep 19, 2005

Jianjun Zhang wrote:

This really alerted me. Who can explain this warning on my computer. I use Avast! virus software. When I downloaded the toolbar set up file, it prompted this:



After I had installed the toolbar, the system crashed whenever I opened an online PDF file and I got a message to the effect that the toolbar was causing the problem. I was also unable to search PDF files. After I uninstalled the toolbar everything started working again.


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Might be related to browser Sep 19, 2005

I notice that Jianjun uses IE, and how about you, Kim? It might be that the toolbar needs further optimization for IE, because everyone I've so far heard having problems uses this browser. I, on the other hand, use Firefox, and experience no problem... except that, the toolbar doesn't work

[Edited at 2005-09-19 01:31]


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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KudoZ toolbar Sep 19, 2005

Xola wrote:

I notice that Jianjun uses IE, and how about you, Kim? It might be that the toolbar needs further optimization for IE, because everyone I've so far heard having problems uses this browser.


You're right, Xola. I also use IE. You may have spotted the problem. I hope it gets fixed because I enjoyed having the toolbar.


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Ines Garcia Botana  Identity Verified
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I can't open my pdf files either Sep 19, 2005

Kim Metzger wrote:

Xola wrote:

I notice that Jianjun uses IE, and how about you, Kim? It might be that the toolbar needs further optimization for IE, because everyone I've so far heard having problems uses this browser.


You're right, Xola. I also use IE. You may have spotted the problem. I hope it gets fixed because I enjoyed having the toolbar.


I have already uninstalled the toolbar but still the pdf files from internet cannot be opened. This has never happened to me. I also use IE. Any idea?

I love the tool bar, too!

What can I do?



Inés

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Toolbar Sep 19, 2005

As you both say that you enjoy the toolbar, I understand it works with you. Most of the time mine doesn't. So, Firefox has problems, too! Whenever I enter something and hit the Search button, I get an Error Message - but at the same time I find myself directed to Proz.com, and search directly from the Kudoz menu, of course. In short, anyone else experiences this problem, namely, that the toolbar doesn't function, at all?



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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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My major concern is Adware Sep 19, 2005

I fear anything that contains Adware or something like that. Those things interfere with my system and I can't afford to have a system crash. So I didn't install the toolbar as soon as Avast! reported as I show you in that picture. This toolbar idea is great. I believe most people will enjoy using it. Can anyone who's very familiar with this software tell me whether that was a bad report from my anti-virus software or what? Really want to try it out.

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justin C
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KudoZ toolbar(s) are not spyware Sep 19, 2005

Hi all!

As you both say that you enjoy the toolbar, I understand it works with you. Most of the time mine doesn't. So, Firefox has problems, too! Whenever I enter something and hit the Search button, I get an Error Message - but at the same time I find myself directed to Proz.com, and search directly from the KudoZ menu, of course. In short, anyone else experiences this problem, namely, that the toolbar doesn't function, at all?


Hi Xola, what error message do you receive when you search??



I fear anything that contains Adware or something like that. Those things interfere with my system and I can't afford to have a system crash. So I didn't install the toolbar as soon as Avast! reported as I show you in that picture. This toolbar idea is great. I believe most people will enjoy using it. Can anyone who's very familiar with this software tell me whether that was a bad report from my anti-virus software or what? Really want to try it out.


Hi Jianjun!

I wrote the KudoZ toolbar for FireFox, and my coworker wrote the KudoZ toolbar for Internet Explorer. I can guarentee you there is no spyware in either toolbar, they were developed in house and are spyware/adware free. Sometimes virus/spyware/adware scanner get "false positives", which is probably what you are getting here.

Best Regards,
Justin


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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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Thanks. Sep 19, 2005



Hi Jianjun!

I wrote the KudoZ toolbar for FireFox, and my coworker wrote the KudoZ toolbar for Internet Explorer. I can guarentee you there is no spyware in either toolbar, they were developed in house and are spyware/adware free. Sometimes virus/spyware/adware scanner get "false positives", which is probably what you are getting here.

Best Regards,
Justin

Thanks Justin. Now I will give it a try.

[Edited at 2005-09-19 22:37]


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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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Can't install Sep 19, 2005

I stopped Avast! temporarily to download and install the toolbar. A DOS window flashed on and off, then everything was like before. No toolbar appeared in IE (I downloaded IE version for sure). I rebooted system and still no toolbar. I clicked on View -> tool bars menu but couldn't find the toolbar there.

I went to the control panel and had a look at install/uninstall menu, and I couldn't find the toolbar installed.

This is so strange and different from everyone's case above. Any suggestions please?


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Error message: Sep 20, 2005

Hi Justin,


justin wrote:


Hi Xola, what error message do you receive when you search??





This is the error message I get: "Please select a resource to search"

And the languages appear not-selected.


Thanks & regards!


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