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Is WildTangent safe?

By learninmypc
Mar 6, 2013
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  1. I was going thru the games on my W7 & noticed Wheel of Fortune & wanted to play it but quickly stopped when I saw the Wild Tangent eula. No, I didn't read it, I just X'd out.
    I think there used to be a nasty of the same name which is why I stopped. I don't want to agree to the eula or play it if there is a chance of getting infected.
     
  2. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,283   +49

  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,106   +2,581

    I have always associated Wild Tangent with Malware despite the fact it is prepackaged on some systems. With that said Jay Pfoutz is probably correct, but I still don't want it on my systems.
     
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  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    WindTangent is fine, but it installs a lot of junk along with itself (think toolbars, browsers, etc). This is why it has a bad rep.
     
  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,283   +49

    Indeed, that is a problem. Having adware, toolbars, etc. is a drag. Every product I install, I uncheck those extra options. No need for them, and it's not required in the agreement to install crapware.

    There's a consumer tool by the makers of SpywareBlaster (which you should have), it is called EULAlyzer. Awesome tool to analyze agreements, in case you don't get all the technicalities. I poke my head in every business it seems, so I need the tool.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,353   +327

    Thank you people. Yes, I definetely do have the latest version & it is always up to date.
    I won't bother playing Wheel of Fortune on here then, I'd rather spend the time watching Vanna on tv :)
    Vanna+White+32nd+Anniversary+Carousel+Hope+yp4Ed1Rtd9Zl.jpg Sorry, I couldn't resist :)
     
  7. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,283   +49

    Your choice! :) Good work.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,353   +327

    Thanks Jay:)& others.
     
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  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,353   +327

    Thanks all. I'll just watch her on tv.
     

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