Thomas Wespel

Thomas Wespel

20 March 2013

Avast Browser Cleanup at work

Does this internet browser window look familiar to you?

Browser_Toolbars

If so, you may be the victim of unwanted multiple browser toolbars. These browser add-ons have become a real problem in the last couple of years. Unfortunately, much free software nowadays comes with some unwanted add-ons; in most cases a so-called browser toolbar is installed. Many toolbars can be quite annoying because they:

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Thomas Wespel

8 March 2012

Who is really reading the fine print?

Last Friday, the German federal government decided on a law against internet scammers and subscription traps – the so called “button” solution. Sites like www.software-und-tools.de often cheated unsophisticated and often defenseless surfers, taking from them a three-digit sum while the surfers just thought they were downloading a freeware program. I’m happy with this new law – even if it is years too late and probably not comprehensive enough.

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