[span style=\'font-size:8pt;line-height:100%\']finaly we come to a point were we can discuss this as mature people, without flaming anyone or without jumping to conclussions etc...[/span]
If you have any evidence (screenshots, filenames, etc) of these "4th party tools" which are installed because of the lop sponsor of messenger Plus!, don't hesitate to report those to the MsgPlus! forums and/or even directly to Patchou himself.
If such tools are automatically installed by the sponsor (thus not because the user pressed something or what not), then Patchou surely wants to hear about this. This happened at some point in the past also, and actions were taken accordingly to fix this.
[span style=\'font-size:8pt;line-height:100%\']@some others in this thread: not all lop sponsor packages are the same and certainly don't have all the same effects on your computer. The sponsor package in MsgPlus! is a very special extremely light and stripped down version of the lightest lop package that exist.
Also, it is not MSN
Plus! as that is something from Microsoft, see here
. It's MSG
Plus! At least get the name strait before making a post in which you state so called facts.[/span]
I don't have time to dig up all the old threads at the Gladiator Security Forum from back in sept-nov 2004 time frame of hijackthis logs and infected PC's.
If you think today
the LOP package is now finally clean and good to go on MsgPlus for easy removal..I see no evidence that it is not.
Cyril created this mess in the first place with Computer Users running to Security Forum having no idea what the heck had jumped on their PC back in that time frame and none of them associated it with their installation of MsgPlus..
I call that very poor PR work..there are hundreds of free proggies released each day..free..shareware..paid, that never have hit the Security Radar. His did..and did it big time.
The fact that many of you now are still running around doing damage control :shoot: for that great program is a testament to that fact...and it certainly did not help when every single AV or Antispyware Application out there already
had LOP in their gun sight..because those poor user ended up with even a bigger mess on their hands..with PC's that became spam billboards and no way to stop it for the average PC user who broke the Msgplus sponsor app..they did not know..in fact they had those seciruty programs installed in most cases..even before they installed this MsgPlus.
So here you are today.. :D now asking for help from the Security Community and their Forums with the special sponsor installer package on MsgPlus. What you should have done way back when..is help that Community before the damage was done...instead of wasting all our time researching the junk.
That is what I call a Mature
way of handling things..and if you all had..we would have been glad to help you and Cyril..that you can take to the bank.