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McAffee SiteAdvisor says we're spamming

By jobeard
Jan 7, 2010
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  1. McAffee SiteAdvisor is showing Techspot.com as spamming and producing popups

    Code:
    User Review Summary for techspot.com
    
    This site is good (4)              This [COLOR="Red"]site spams[/COLOR] (3)
    
    [COLOR="Red"]Adware, spyware, or viruses (1) [/COLOR]    Excessive [COLOR="Red"]popups (1)[/COLOR]
    
    Phishing or other scams (0)         Bad shopping experience (0)
    
    Browser exploit (0)
    
    Julio might like to rebut those findings :)
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    I just noticed that from one of the user posts in the news, I will be on it shortly unfortunately I'm currently away from the office attending CES, so I've got little time to get this straightened out.

    In the meantime, if you don't mind spending a few minutes visiting mcafee's siteadvisor site and reporting the truth (what spam have we ever sent?) I would appreciate that.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The website appears to treat the registration confirmation email as spam. Yet to register as a reviewer for their site there is a confirmation email. A lot of the "reviews" are more than two years old. Evidently there are no qualifications to becoming a reviewer.

    There is a place for website owners to leave comments.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    I suppose that "Vibrance" ads could be considered "pop-ups" to someone either inexperienced or in a foul mood.

    We had a member once that started a thread complaining that Techspot was setting "spyware cookies" (double-click.net)

    >> However, the "adware, spyware, or viruses" is way too harsh, even if they'd read one of my posts.<<...!
     
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Seems it's been self corrected. Those old reviews seem bogus still.
     

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