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    hi
    can we have a new thread about scumware
    for new members ( new to the internet) explaining clearly what exactly scumware is?,
    where it can be found?
    how it affects your site?
    how it effects you computer?
    what can be done about it?
    why is it bad?

    so just a infomation thread all about in in simple language
    please

    as have read many threads but not found a clear definition of scumware

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    You're in for a lot of reading, funboy.

    We could rewrite it here... and we probably already have...

    but here's a site where the info is pretty well organized.

    http://scumware.com/

    Most websites are focused on ezula and surf+. Do a search on google for scumware and you'll find several well organized sites as well.

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    Scumware is any program that steals your traffic.

    It can be popups plastered over your site, popunders that make your visitor think you are a popup and click you away, redirects of URLs from your links, and lord knows what else is lurking out there.

    I am really, really angry at this new development. It explains why I make more money off my newsletter than my site. It explains why I make next to no money at places I never put in my newsletter.

    I have actually noticed my aff number disappear from the addressbar almost instantly but being as non tech as I am I thought it was normal and the info was already recorded.

    Lord know how much money has been stolen from me over the last 9 months or whatever.

    :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire:

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    There's also a lot of basic information about it, with links to a lot of other sites, down in the public Scumware forum.

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