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    Default found site about irfanview !!??

    Hello, this is normal that this site exist : http://www.irfanview-pro.com

    this is the first site that appears on google when we search for irfanview !

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    Hi,

    i would say it´s a kind of phishing site; and it could be illlegal make money with Software Bundles, because IrfanView is Freeware and you will have server as fast as on the irfanview-pro.com homepage.

    Never download software from that kind of websites, use offical sources to download IrfanView (mirrors).

    Thanks for reporting, i will contact the hoster of irfanview-pro.com to ban that site ...

    steve

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    Hi,

    i wrote a mail to their webhoster, go-daddy.com. In the web i found a lots of other suspicious sites from IBSOFTWARE CYPRUS.

    steve

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    Thanks for the tip. I will warn the visitors of my website for this.
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    Hi,

    they registered site like:

    acrobat-ib.com or generally <well-know-product>-<string>.com

    Another examples:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

    steve

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    I will drop posts indeed. But I don't understand why this isn't seen as unlawful behaviour. If I copy an audio album and sell it so asking money for it, so making profit, without Approval of the author, I'm in jail.
    Whether the original has a price, or is for free, doesn't matter.
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    found this ad link via the XnView site

    http://www.irfanview2008.com/?gclid=...FSMOgQodYj-P4A

    it refers to IrfanView2007 and IrfanView2008

    sounds like bad people are afoot

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    Thanks for the tip.
    I think admins running the XnView site should be taking measures against this, but well..
    I'm afraid this is the price for the growing popularity of Irfan View.
    Especially when it's free. Then there are alway sad nitwits trying to make a pathetic buck.
    (If a gov could sell it to the public with some twisted talk, they would raise a tax for breathing air or enjoy sunlight)
    The only thing we can do is warn people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matimat View Post
    Hello, this is normal that this site exist : http://www.irfanview-pro.com

    this is the first site that appears on google when we search for irfanview !
    McAfee SiteAdvisor
    is an extension of Firefox, giving warning about such sites.
    Once you have installed the extension, if you do a Google search, you see small icons which display the information for many of the results. It says something like OK, or doubtful, or dangerous.

    Here it says "be careful, negative behavior reported", and you can have more details by following a link.

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