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Google: An evil company.

May 29, 2012 1 comment

Google. Once was a company with good intentions. Now it is everywhere, and it is doing everything to gain more money. It’s selling its users’ information, it forces its users to use his products, it runs and updates its software without showing any information on its users’ pc.

It started as a simple search engine, now it is a data warehouse which knows everything about us. It has so much information about us, that it started to become frightening. From now on, I will not use any Google service, and most of the reasons relate to privacy concerns of its users.

My personal reasons for not using Google products are:

1. Google Chrome: This was a good browser. But starting almosf 1.5  years ago,  it became a malware. Google decided to AUTOMATICALLY INSTALL GOOGLE UPDATE with every Google Chrome browser setup. There is not a simple way to remove the update system, nor disable it (for a regular user). It became a regular bloatware which we swear about regularly.

2. Google Toolbar: It comes bundled with most freeware, making them one of the quality adware. Yes, there is an easy uninstallation method for it (Add/Remove Programs), but most of my customers did not know where it came from, or how it is installed in the first place.

3. Google.com: It keeps asking to set it as default search engine (the blue bar on the top), and there is no way to set it off. People are complaining about it since 1 year, and as alwyas, Google had just ignored them.

4. Google became another Microsoft. Why we were mad at Microsoft? Because it wanted to control everything. It violated user rights in the past. It brought competetion to every field they wanted, and bought the rivals. Now Google is doing the same in every field. Browsers, Social Networking, Cellular Phones, Communication, Data Marketing and much more.

I for one, welcome our new evil overlords.

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Wow, more than a year.

June 8, 2011 Leave a comment

There is almost 1.5 years since I last published a new blog post. Lots of stuff has happened in my life. Will share them soon 🙂

Stay tuned!

Categories: Crap, Personal, Thoughts

Goodbye NOD32, Welcome BitDefender.

March 24, 2010 1 comment

For years, I’ve been trusting, using and recommending NOD32 to my customers, and everyone around me. But today, it failed to clean Sality.NAY (Sality.AX for BitDefender) virus. Core system components are infected, so I was unable to delete them. It all begin with flash memory virus detection problems, and it still fails to detect these.

I hvae installed BitDefender, and it did clean every instance of Sality instantly.

I’m leaving NOD32, and will start using BitDefender after now. It has a free version, and I’ll install it to my customers’ computers.

Thank you ESET, for leaving me in the dust. I won’t recommend any of your products after now. If you are into serious IT business, do not recommend it to your customers. You’ll regret it.

ICC Virus Cleaner

September 8, 2009 1 comment

Recently, one of my computers got infected with this Internet Counter Check virus. When it infects a pc, the virus traces any ftp client for saved passports, and simulates an ftp client. It logs on automatically and infects every php and htm file it finds.

Yesterday, I cleaned 1800 pages of infected files via an automated tool I wrote. You can grab it from the following URL:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/ah682h4/n/Cleaner_rar

I made it quickly, so it doesn’t have an auto-search function. You can use windows search function for php and html files, and drag it to window for processing.

An update system with an idiotic approach.

June 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Let me introduce you an update approach for disturbing your users, make them suffer and increase potential murder count in your userbase:

1. Make the updates hidden.
2. Require registration for updates. Who cares public usage?
3. Use InstallAware for your software and update distribution platform.
4. Expect all of your users to have broadband internet connection.
5. Force your users to redownload 500 mb’s of update everytime with a new installation. Yes, there are no computers in this world which are part of a development team, and there is nothing called as a network installation.

If a huge company like Embarcadero (CodeGear?) follows this approach, probably it is a right thing, and you should follow them too.

Do anything you want, but stay away from me.

Fallout 3: A post nuclear F***ing FPS.

July 27, 2008 23 comments

We were always skeptical about Fallout 3, and it turned out that we were right.

Here’s the trailer taken from game:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36197.html

To all who said Bethesda will do Fallout 3 great: F*ck you.

I’ll go fishing today, to keep myself happy.