- Report: #82505
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Complaint Review: Prosearching.com
Prosearching.comprosearching.com , Alaska U.S.A.
Prosearching.com hijacked Internet explorer homepage. now I have more pop-ups, and no matter how I try to remove it, it keeps coming back on reboot. Internet
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
Click here now..
I am now inundated with popups, and even with a blocker, I am still getting those annoying pauses in the middle of every phase of computing, that occur whenever popups get blocked.
In an attempt to avoid this obvious advertising scheme, I went to a different browser, and did a google search on prosearching.com and discovered several bulletin boards whose members discussed this phenomenon. I thought this was illegal. If not, it is certainly immoral to kidnap a homepage, insert your own search engine, stuff a zillion popups, and slow down all computing tasks, and not permit user to choose to leave.
I found out that it got in, as most spyware, through cookies, but that's no help...everything works through cookies. I am now very much aware that this spyware can be used to gather information about where I visit and even credit card numbers and purchasescan be accessed. I have no idea how it got here, I just want it off!!!
Bayport, New York
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/02/2004 07:52 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Prosearchingcom/Alaska/Prosearchingcom-hijacked-Internet-explorer-homepage-now-I-have-more-pop-ups-and-no-matt-82505. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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