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This is a new one: bribeware. They’ll pay you a dollar to install their product.

Nice idea, but unfortunately in this case it comes bundled with malware. We detect it as C4DLMedia, a group of installers that include adware and agents that change browser home pages. It’s considered a “moderate” risk.

I wonder if Microsoft considered this for VISTA.

X3codec

C4DL Media might have a marketing problem with the dollar bribe though. In places where a dollar is worth enough to make this worth the effort there probably isn’t any Internet connectivity.

Thanks to Adam Thomas and Eric Howes for the research.

Tom Kelchner


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