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ice60
October 7th, 2006, 01:48 PM
this is the story below.
http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2006/10/microsoft-give-mvp-award-to-adware.html

so MS honors him by making him one of these - 'Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals' (http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpexecsum)

this is what happens if you install the malware, it's really is awful stuff!!
http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/is-this-freshly-minted-microsoft-mvp.html

here he is lol
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=0960679C-CF63-49EB-871D-2AD6E8CA0B5C

look at this screenshot showing MS flagging the malware LMAO MS is nuts i'm glad i don't use it

Kateikyoushi
October 7th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Well now that they made live messenger and mail desktop beta adware they can make him MVP. ;)

fuscia
October 7th, 2006, 02:27 PM
nice couple.

GStubbs43
October 7th, 2006, 02:37 PM
ha! Microsoft.com isn't even a trusted site!
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9861/screenshotwebsitecertifiedbyanunknownauthorityqt6. png
(http://imageshack.us)

NoWhereMan
October 7th, 2006, 02:42 PM
when you install msgplus you are well notified that you may "support" it isntalling the adware; you just have to check the "no" and msgplus will be installed without the malware...

Old Pink
October 7th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Next thing they'll be incorporating malware into Vista! LOL!

Good story. :D

Kateikyoushi
October 7th, 2006, 03:19 PM
If the live family works for them they might release an ad supported windows.

dabear
October 7th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Next thing they'll be incorporating malware into Vista! LOL!

Good story.

Well, alexa is included in Internet Explorer 7, right?

Old Pink
October 7th, 2006, 04:35 PM
If the live family works for them they might release an ad supported windows.

That'd only aid the growth of Linux. :D

Demio
October 7th, 2006, 05:44 PM
I think calling Patchou an Adware publisher is a bit over the edge. He busts his *** coding MSN Plus which is a great piece of software and when you install it he asks you if you want to install the sponsors or not. You're free to install his software without infecting your machine with Adware that would generate money for him.

So quit bashing the guy, he's quite a programmer and I think he deserves appreciation. I think Microsoft is doing a good thing by awarding him, because it shows Microsoft is not totally blind towards its community.

And no, I'm not a Microsoft lover, but I'm no hater either.

NoWhereMan
October 7th, 2006, 05:53 PM
I'm totally with you, Demio

Mihkal
October 7th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Perhaps ms awarded him for providing users with a choice to not install the malware,
usually malware is installed by default.

K.Mandla
October 7th, 2006, 07:04 PM
Next thing they'll be incorporating malware into Vista! LOL!
I thought Vista was malware. :-D

Fass
October 7th, 2006, 07:23 PM
He busts his *** coding MSN Plus which is a great piece of software and when you install it he asks you if you want to install the sponsors or not. You're free to install his software without infecting your machine with Adware that would generate money for him.

That is rendered irrelevant due to the nature of the "sponsor." You might go "hmm, I'll be nice to this guy, who busts his *** to code this and install his sponsor," only to get royally f*cked over (pardon my French) with malware and rootkits and porn ads and who knows what else. (http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/04/07/89691.aspx)

It isn't that he lets you choose to install it or not, it's the fact that if you do install it to be nice to him, you yourself are hung out to dry. It's despicable, plain and simple, and, really, the last thing Microsoft needs to do is to reward someone who peddles this crap.

Demio
October 7th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Then simply do not install the sponsor. Or have a god spyware + adware remover at hand, it's not just MSN Plus that can infect your windows install with that kind of ****.

Fass
October 7th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Then simply do not install the sponsor.

Oh, I would never in a million years install MSN+ because it has the sponsor/rootkit-inducer, let alone ever even dream of installing the sponsor/rootkit-inducer itself. That does however not change the fact that people who try to be nice to him in thinking "I'll support him and his work" get thoroughly screwed.


Or have a god spyware + adware remover at hand, it's not just MSN Plus that can infect your windows install with that kind of ****.

No, it isn't, but you don't see Microsoft giving the other malware peddlers MVP status, now do you? Rewarding this creep is so not a signal they need to be sending. They should have made him pariah instead.

Polygon
October 7th, 2006, 09:52 PM
I think calling Patchou an Adware publisher is a bit over the edge. He busts his *** coding MSN Plus which is a great piece of software and when you install it he asks you if you want to install the sponsors or not. You're free to install his software without infecting your machine with Adware that would generate money for him.

So quit bashing the guy, he's quite a programmer and I think he deserves appreciation. I think Microsoft is doing a good thing by awarding him, because it shows Microsoft is not totally blind towards its community.

And no, I'm not a Microsoft lover, but I'm no hater either.

but still the fact that he packaged spyware and adware and god knows what else into his program, set the option to "yes" by default, clearly is trying to mislead users by calling it a "sponsor program" instead of adware and spyware. It installs a bunch of crap on your computer, changes your firewall settings, trusted site settings, web browser home, and whatever else

there are MANY other programmers that make money the honest way, maybe a ad on the program, or maybe asking for paypal donations on his website, or maybe even selling the program for money... but installing this kind of crap. Who cares how good of a programmer he is, he will now forever more be the person who distributes spyware with his programs. good luck getting your reputation back,Patchou.

and of course, microsoft whos OWN SCANNER calls the msn plus program spyware awarded him a mvp award. good job MS.

prizrak
October 7th, 2006, 10:46 PM
I think calling Patchou an Adware publisher is a bit over the edge. He busts his *** coding MSN Plus which is a great piece of software and when you install it he asks you if you want to install the sponsors or not. You're free to install his software without infecting your machine with Adware that would generate money for him.

So quit bashing the guy, he's quite a programmer and I think he deserves appreciation. I think Microsoft is doing a good thing by awarding him, because it shows Microsoft is not totally blind towards its community.

And no, I'm not a Microsoft lover, but I'm no hater either.

What stopped him from using a different company with not such a horrible track record?

NoWhereMan
October 8th, 2006, 09:01 AM
What stopped him from using a different company with not such a horrible track record?

money?

3rdalbum
October 8th, 2006, 11:29 AM
haha! Microsoft.com is not a trusted site!

:-)

prizrak
October 8th, 2006, 04:21 PM
money?

I'm sure a different company would also pay him money. He chose one of the worst ones.

ice60
October 8th, 2006, 10:26 PM
well, it seems MS made a mistake and they are going to withdraw his MVP status. maybe they wanted to make him a MVP, but changed their mind when they saw how much fuss it caused :confused:

maniacmusician
October 8th, 2006, 11:01 PM
haha i wonder how he feels right about now?

probably not as bad as the victims of the people who installed his sponsor program.