OT: Microsoft Gives MVP Award to Adware Pusher

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by =?Utf-8?B?T1QtTUFO?=, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. > An anonymous reader writes "Ed Bott reports that Microsoft has given an MVP
    > (Most Valuable Professional Award) to an individual known for peddling
    > Adware via his Messenger Plus program."
    >
    > From the article:
    > "So how did a guy whose primary business involves installing adware become
    > an MVP? That's what Christopher Boyd, a Microsoft Security MVP better known
    > as Paperghost wants to know. Boyd isn't the only MVP who has a history with
    > Patchou. Sandi Hardmeier, a current MVP in the Internet Explorer category
    > who specializes in the fight against malware, has written three long, angry
    > pages about the messy adware that 'sponsors' Patchou's product."
    >
    > http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/10/06/222209.shtml
    >
    > Imhotep


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    =?Utf-8?B?T1QtTUFO?=, Oct 9, 2006
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  2. Re: Microsoft Gives MVP Award to Adware Pusher

    Revoked.
    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7284

    Wayne McGlinn
    Brisbane, Oz
    MCNGP Silver, MCP Win95

    "OT-MAN" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >> An anonymous reader writes "Ed Bott reports that Microsoft has given an
    >> MVP
    >> (Most Valuable Professional Award) to an individual known for peddling
    >> Adware via his Messenger Plus program."
    >>
    >> From the article:
    >> "So how did a guy whose primary business involves installing adware
    >> become
    >> an MVP? That's what Christopher Boyd, a Microsoft Security MVP better
    >> known
    >> as Paperghost wants to know. Boyd isn't the only MVP who has a history
    >> with
    >> Patchou. Sandi Hardmeier, a current MVP in the Internet Explorer category
    >> who specializes in the fight against malware, has written three long,
    >> angry
    >> pages about the messy adware that 'sponsors' Patchou's product."
    >>
    >> http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/10/06/222209.shtml
    >>
    >> Imhotep

    >
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    Wayne McGlinn, Oct 10, 2006
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?T1QtTUFO?=

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Re: Microsoft Gives MVP Award to Adware Pusher

    Yes there was a bit of an internal uproar about this guy... and I am ashamed
    to say he lives right here in my back yard, just off the island of Montreal.

    We all got together and petitioned to have his award revoked. Microsoft
    does listen!

    M

    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    MVP, Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Wayne McGlinn" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Revoked.
    > http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7284
    >
    > Wayne McGlinn
    > Brisbane, Oz
    > MCNGP Silver, MCP Win95
    >
    > "OT-MAN" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>> An anonymous reader writes "Ed Bott reports that Microsoft has given an
    >>> MVP
    >>> (Most Valuable Professional Award) to an individual known for peddling
    >>> Adware via his Messenger Plus program."
    >>>
    >>> From the article:
    >>> "So how did a guy whose primary business involves installing adware
    >>> become
    >>> an MVP? That's what Christopher Boyd, a Microsoft Security MVP better
    >>> known
    >>> as Paperghost wants to know. Boyd isn't the only MVP who has a history
    >>> with
    >>> Patchou. Sandi Hardmeier, a current MVP in the Internet Explorer
    >>> category
    >>> who specializes in the fight against malware, has written three long,
    >>> angry
    >>> pages about the messy adware that 'sponsors' Patchou's product."
    >>>
    >>> http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/10/06/222209.shtml
    >>>
    >>> Imhotep

    >>
    >> -----------------------------
    >> microsoft.public.security

    >
     
    Montreal MCT, Oct 10, 2006
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?T1QtTUFO?=

    You [0] Guest

    Re: Microsoft Gives MVP Award to Adware Pusher

    "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yes there was a bit of an internal uproar about this guy... and I am

    ashamed
    > to say he lives right here in my back yard, just off the island of

    Montreal.
    >
    > We all got together and petitioned to have his award revoked. Microsoft
    > does listen!


    It was a scam, and you fell for it.
     
    You [0], Oct 11, 2006
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