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      05-03-2005
On Tue, 3 May 2005 13:25:52 +1200, JedMeister wrote:

> "tiddlywink" <tbra at hyper dot net dot nz> wrote in message
> news:42760a80$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> This is on the PC Authority (Australian PC Magazine) site:
>>
>> "The Freerip 2.931 application, featured in the Multimedia section of the
>> May 2005 disc 1 has been
>> discovered to install Download.Trojan. The application also gives you the
>> option to install Comedy-Planet
>> which also installs Trojan.dropper. We advise that you do not install
>> Freerip 2.931 or any of its components."
>>
>> http://www.pcauthority.com.au/
>>
>> FWIIW

>
> I found most 'free' software applications to be shite. It is either
> severely disabled or just not very good . But, fair enough, you get what you
> pay for.
>
> Anyone care to differ?


Apache - serving up shite on a large number of web servers *cough*
 
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R. G. 'Stumpy' Marsh
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      05-04-2005
In message <B2Ede.3267$(E-Mail Removed)>, "Jedmeister"
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>I don't know/need 1/2 those things on your list - but, winzip is not really
>free is it? They ask you to pay something but noone actually does.


I prefer ZipCentral, and that really is free.

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      05-04-2005
On Tue, 03 May 2005 16:06:46 +1200, Me <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Tue, 03 May 2005 02:04:27 GMT, MarkH <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>And heaps more...

>Free Agent
>Eudora
>CutePDF Writer...


DVD Decrypter
DVDShrink
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      05-05-2005
On Tue, 03 May 2005 20:02:27 +1200, Jerry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Jedmeister wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I don't know/need 1/2 those things on your list - but, winzip is not really
>> free is it? They ask you to pay something but noone actually does.

>
>Speak for yourself, it is a very useful and even essential program. I
>was happy to pay for it.


I paid for it too, but rarely use it now as I paid or winrar too and that undoes
zip files.


 
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Craig Shore
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      05-06-2005
On Mon, 2 May 2005 23:10:22 +1200, "tiddlywink" <tbra at hyper dot net dot nz>
wrote:

>This is on the PC Authority (Australian PC Magazine) site:
>
>"The Freerip 2.931 application, featured in the Multimedia section of the
>May 2005 disc 1 has been
>discovered to install Download.Trojan. The application also gives you the
>option to install Comedy-Planet
>which also installs Trojan.dropper. We advise that you do not install
>Freerip 2.931 or any of its components."
>
>http://www.pcauthority.com.au/
>
>FWIIW
>


This doesn't appear to be on their site any more. Was it true, or did they pull
the article because it wasn't?

The program scans clean.


 
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