[access-uk] Re: unwelcome programmes

Carol, the main problem with this software is that there is indeed a
clear warning about what it does, but buried a few pages deep in the
agreement.  It isn't highlighted in red or brought to the attention of
people agreeing to it, hence the dispute likely to arise from unfair
terms and conditions disputes, not to mention what the software
actually does.

Quite a few trading standards departments appear to be on to it.

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Carol Pearson
Sent: 13 July 2007 11:27AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: unwelcome programmes


Ah, I see.  Trouble is, they get you over a barrel then, don't they,
especially as you're discouraged from trying to remove manually!
Hmmm!

Roger - we do hope you sort this thing well and very soon.  Let us
know how you do it, please.

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Carol
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----- Original Message -----
From: George Bell
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: unwelcome programmes


Carol,

True, but SpyNoMore is not a free program.

George.




From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Carol Pearson
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 10:31 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: unwelcome programmes


George and all,

The first link you gave gives information about the threat and at the
bottom there's a link which takes you to download spynomore which, it
appears, is the best way to remove it.

Please correct me if I'm wrong . . ..  I just took a cursory look, in
case I should need to know.

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Carol
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Carol
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----- Original Message -----
From: George Bell
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 9:49 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: unwelcome programmes


Looks like this is well known, but I can't find out how you remove it.

The Guardian newspaper have two reports I found on it - links below.

George.

http://www.spynomore.com/micro-bill-systems.htm
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2091354,00.html
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2023190,00.html
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid
=283229&forumid=1




From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Colin Fowler
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 8:52 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] unwelcome programmes



Hello,

I wonder if anyone else has experienced this. Somehow, without
authorisation or acceptance from me, a application called My Bill has
installed itself into my start up and placed a short cut on my
desktop.

It would appear that it is a bill collection scam by an outfit calling
itself Micro Bill Systems Ltd, based in Leeds.

They collect monies on behalf of web sites; mostly the unsavoury and
non christian types.

There claim is that I accepted the terms and conditions of a pop up
and subscribed to a site for a sum of £39.95, and because I did not
cancel the subscription within three days I am liable.

I have reported it to my local police and the trading standards offic,
as this practise is wholly unsolicitated, and what is more I was away
from my computer for a week during the time in which they claim the
acceptance was agreed.

My question is, how do I remove this application from my PC as I don't
seem to be able to locate an uninstall?
Many thanks

Colin


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