Villainous Web-Browser YapBrowser Resurrects
The YapBrowser Web-browser developed to make a replacement and which Zango the controversial spyware firm once marketed is unexpectedly back on cyber-space, according to security expert Chris Boyd at GFI Software. PCWorld.com published this on October 9, 2011.
Apparently, it was during 2009 when Zango (earlier called 180 Solutions) vanished following the United States Federal Trade Commission causing it to pay a fine of $3m, however, currently its descendant, the YapBrowser seems as having resurfaced online probably with an UK-registered firm's assistance.
A few specialists named YapBrowser, whose initial program goes back to 2006, "crapware," suggesting it as worthless software, which asserted elaborately though untruly as being one security solution, although it benefited merely its creators and no one else. It did not load malware, yet had a few spyware features and particularly diverted online searchers onto advertisement URLs.
Moreover, according to Boyd, the most recent version seems as copying the activities of the earlier variant, complete with cloning its consumer's license contract text along with the long-defunct domain naming where the domains at one time was utilized for communicating with its developers.
He blogged that in addition to having the year "2011" mentioned down below, there was one web-link too leading onto the YapBrowser crapware. Softpedia.com published this on October 11, 2011.
Furthermore, comparing YapBrowser with the previous version displayed that nearly all the components were unaltered, particularly the End-User License Agreement (EULA) website that suggested that the architect behind the two was the same.
He wrote that observing the website get back from the grave, appearing same as it was during 2006 as also having it resurrect not long after was pretty much a shock. Theregister.co.uk published this on October 10, 2011.
Advising Web-surfers the security researcher said that they would do well avoiding the YapBrowser program, instead choosing reputed Web-browsers.
Boyd added that anybody else who'd examine the current YapBrowser application would experience quite the same, as well as considering the program's history alongside its continued fake assertions of being an anti-virus and security program, it would require much trust for proceeding to take down as also utilize the program.
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