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Defraggler installer trying to phone home


Bethrezen

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what is your version?

where was it downloaded from?

 

maybe checking for an update?

or maybe verifying license info?

it may be the bundled Google ware?

if downloaded from CNET, FileHippo etc, may be their download wrapper?

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what is your version?

 

the latest one

 

where was it downloaded from?

 

The piriform website

 

maybe checking for an update?

 

Possible but unlikely the updater shouldn’t need to trigger ping.exe the only purpose of the ping.exe is to check for a connection so I’m not sure why the installer would be calling it

 

or maybe verifying license info?

 

nope since its the free version

 

it may be the bundled Google ware?

if downloaded from CNET, FileHippo etc, may be their download wrapper?

 

Maybe I do wish companies would stop bundling there apps with unwanted garbage if I wanted the tool bar I’d download it I guess at the end of the day its not a big issue just makes me a little suspicious when programs are doing things there not supposed to be because I found the Auslogics disk defrag app bundled with what my anti malware scanner identified as a Trojan horse the other day very disappointing to see reputable companies disseminating malware / PUPs (Potentially unwanted Programs)

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I do wish companies would stop bundling there apps with unwanted garbage if I wanted the tool bar I’d download it I guess at the end of the day its not a big issue just makes me a little suspicious when programs are doing things there not supposed to be because I found the Auslogics disk defrag app bundled with what my anti malware scanner identified as a Trojan horse the other day very disappointing to see reputable companies disseminating malware / PUPs (Potentially unwanted Programs)
Then buy software, bundling help keep good software free.

 

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