Spyware distributed with 7-Zip

2011-07-07
2014-03-31
  • Matt Jereb
    Matt Jereb
    2014-03-24

    Hi all,

    Next to above it installs also RightSurf ads... Shame about Igor, got greedy!

     
  • dos386
    dos386
    2014-03-29

    Shame about Igor, got greedy!

    Please supply evidence that Igor is the "Author" of those malware packages.

     
  • thexfile
    thexfile
    2014-03-30

    SourceForge is pushing a downloader. FileZilla had the same problem.

     
  • szfong
    szfong
    2014-03-30

    @Rudy Valencia and
    @Matt Jereb

    So, according to you two, if an unscrupulous crap-ware author uses FOSS source-code and/or software to push their crap-ware, then it is the original FOSS author's fault?

    I fail to see the logic in your statements. It's the two of you not smart or wise enough to put proper AV, ad-blocking, and crapware blacklist software to prevent you from downloading crap. Alot of software load and or use 7-Zip and other FOSS software to augment their own good software as well as many crap-ware/spyware/virus authors. Are you also putting that blame on Igor.

     
  • foxpat
    foxpat
    2014-03-31

    @szfong
    you sound so Dr. Sheldon Cooper...
    (sorry; I couldn't resist ;-)