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    Just was DLing the latest version of Irfanview to my office PC and saw the TuCows shows a GOOGLE AD for ""Irfanview 2008." Somebody is trying something fishy. I teach a class on digital photography AND one on finding freeware. I always suggest the REAL Irfanview site. John

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    Somebody should bletch very loudly at Google too, for taking money to promote slime.
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    Contact Google!

    I did:
    Sites that sell a "membership" privilege to download otherwise freely available software are nothing but a filthy scam. Google is just as guilty of the ripoffs as the actual perpetrators. You are aiding and abetting criminals.
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    Found some other sites which want to make money from IrfanView:
    http://irfanview.sicherer-download.net/
    http://irfanview.mega-downloads.net/anmelden/79
    Owner of both those sites is:
    Blue Byte FZE
    Postfach 62 53,
    49095 Osnabrück
    Deutschland
    E-Mail: support@mega-downloads.net
    Faxnummer: 0049180 501 215 24

    Maybe you can do something about that...

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    Well, I sent a note:

    You are asking for money for the privilege of downloading free software that is available at no cost elsewhere, and for "support" that is also given freely in online forums devoted to the various programs. It is perfectly all right to ask for help in maintaining a useful website, but not to pretend that you offer a necessary service when it is obvious that you do not. Your site may become famous in those forums I mentioned, and such fame will do you no good.

    I apologize for not being able to make the accusation in German.
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    I just found two more:

    http://irfanview.softwarecenterz.com/
    http://www.free-download-place.net/

    It was an odd chance, I was trying to get here and my link didn't work (D4mned if I know what happened) so I had to fool around some.
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    First, apologies for my recent lapse of social interaction -- and its continuation -- I need to withdraw for a while sometimes...

    I just wanted to report an observation. Google seems to have cleaned up a lot lately, it is getting hard to find a scam site at all (there are still hidden pitfalls, of course -- no way out of that). But MSN and Yahoo are pulling in tons of them, with paid links right on top. So, anyone who badmouths Google and thinks Yahoo is somehow morally better is going to get an earfull from me.

    irfanview-center(.com)
    irfanview.downloadcenterz(.com)
    irfanview.softwarecenterz(.com)
    irfanview-stop(.com)
    irfanview-download(.com)
    irfanview.grafix-viewer(.com)

    Some are clones, even have identical button graphics

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