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#1 DSN-Owner

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:30 PM

I'm sitting here wondering whether ImgBurn has any back doors or "check-in" features that talk out to the internet. I hear lots of good things about this program. Sadly, a LOT of wares out there come with some type of spyware/malware. Also, spyware/malware may be added into the app by the mirrors hosting it, so I'm reluctant to put it on my network. I'm installing it today on my DMZ with a spy monitor to watch it. Anyone wanna weigh-in on this subject? Is this program "clean"?
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:47 PM

yep its clean.
don't take our word for it , these people say so too http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/...g/ImgBurn.shtml

if you have 'check for updates' set imgburn WILL ping google and microsoft, but that has been discussed before here :)

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:16 AM

not only clean but V2 is virginal :wub: :lol:

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:22 AM

Well, there are the mind altering subroutines that make you want celery, corn, wombats with Tweety waterwings to engage with necrophagic sex with mice... :unsure:

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:05 AM

I'm actually quite offended by this thread!

Of course it doesn't contain spyware/malware....what kind of arsehole do you think I am?! :P
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:31 AM

I suppose it's not impossible that someone out there will package ImgBurn 2 with some malware in a custom installer. :angry:

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:45 AM

I'm actually quite offended by this thread!

Of course it doesn't contain spyware/malware....what kind of arsehole do you think I am?! :P



Oh, no. Never, never leave yourself open like that. :lol:

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:52 AM

I suppose it's not impossible that someone out there will package ImgBurn 2 with some malware in a custom installer. :angry:





A_T, This is why people should always download Imgburn from this site. The arthor has never and will never include anything in his program but the main program itself. NO SPYWARE/MALWARE or NO VIRUS of any kind EVER. :thumbup:



I for one always get programs from their original sites when possible. :)

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:56 PM

Well, there are the mind altering subroutines that make you want celery, corn, wombats with Tweety waterwings to engage with necrophagic sex with mice... :unsure:

But, as you can attest to, no dogs are involved. Woof! :D
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:09 PM

Mj your BARKING m mad :lol:
Dont be a cheapskate and buy poor quality media ,

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FOR Single layer DV5 use genuine Taiyo Yuden media everytime , ONLY TY's and not some other brand with TY dye/ink

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:14 PM

I'm sitting here wondering whether ImgBurn has any back doors or "check-in" features that talk out to the internet. I hear lots of good things about this program. Sadly, a LOT of wares out there come with some type of spyware/malware. Also, spyware/malware may be added into the app by the mirrors hosting it, so I'm reluctant to put it on my network. I'm installing it today on my DMZ with a spy monitor to watch it. Anyone wanna weigh-in on this subject? Is this program "clean"?
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despite assurances from regular members here, and offending the author at the same time , i have to admit i was suprised to see such a question on a MAIN support forum for a program .

i think your best bet is to stick with some other lesser burning software if you have any doubt :)
Dont be a cheapskate and buy poor quality media ,

FOR Dual layer discs use genuine Verbatims and nothing else , read this thread by LUK to see why Verbatim Dual layer DV9 thread

FOR Single layer DV5 use genuine Taiyo Yuden media everytime , ONLY TY's and not some other brand with TY dye/ink

DONT ask how to copy protected discs
DONT ask who LIGHTNING_UK is .......we only know him as .................."The Stig"

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:38 PM

I suppose it's not impossible that someone out there will package ImgBurn 2 with some malware in a custom installer. :angry:

Possible but unlikely from a reputable site. I could always host it on my webspace if there's a demand for it.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:52 PM

Mj your BARKING m mad :lol:

:whistling: :P :thumbup:
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:15 PM

I'm sitting here wondering whether ImgBurn has any back doors or "check-in" features that talk out to the internet. :ninja:



Damn, I have heard it all now! :faint:

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:21 AM


Well, there are the mind altering subroutines that make you want celery, corn, wombats with Tweety waterwings to engage with necrophagic sex with mice... :unsure:

But, as you can attest to, no dogs are involved. Woof! :D



I am pleased to confirm that even that is no longer the case !!!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:28 AM

I'm actually quite offended by this thread!

Of course it doesn't contain spyware/malware....what kind of arsehole do you think I am?! :P


Don't blame you for being offended, what a stupid thing to ask!! :angry:
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:35 PM

I'm actually quite offended by this thread!

Of course it doesn't contain spyware/malware....what kind of arsehole do you think I am?! :P

Don't blame you for being offended, what a stupid thing to ask!! :angry:

Offended makes sense, however these days it is far from a stupid question, there are enough... how shall I put this... Total :swear: loser :swear: :swear: wannabe :swear:'s out there creating pointless, useless garbage programs loaded with spyware etc. that one has to be carefull. Unfortunately this occasionally includes supposedly reputable companies :greedy:.

The softpedia award image is on the home page, however I've seen at least one program with that on their page that when clicked on took you to a lookalike site that tried to install spyware. Reported them to softpedia :zorro: and they seem to be gone now, but one never knows do one.

Of course without all that spyware, where would the techs be getting the beer money they get now for charging to clean off user* systems. :beer:

* user (noun) usually offensive : a person affected with idiocy, often used as an explicative after hanging up the phone. Or reading a post...

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:27 AM

i admit, i did ask LUK to put webcam spyware in Ib , so i could watch all the women members getting undressed ready for bed, sadly my probation officer read my post and i was unable to download the latest version from the -5* hotel they put me up in .
worse was still to come after i got out, it turned out LUK DIDNT follow my suggestion after all :lol:

seriously, a simple run of spybot,adaware and otehr similar progs will reveal that theres no spyware.
its an open fact that the program will try to find google and 2 other servers( cant remember which now) to see if theres a connection when the "check for updates" box is checked, otherwise, its squeeky cleen :thumbup:
Dont be a cheapskate and buy poor quality media ,

FOR Dual layer discs use genuine Verbatims and nothing else , read this thread by LUK to see why Verbatim Dual layer DV9 thread

FOR Single layer DV5 use genuine Taiyo Yuden media everytime , ONLY TY's and not some other brand with TY dye/ink

DONT ask how to copy protected discs
DONT ask who LIGHTNING_UK is .......we only know him as .................."The Stig"

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 01:46 AM

i admit, i did ask LUK to put webcam spyware in Ib , so i could watch all the women members getting undressed ready for bed, sadly my probation officer read my post and i was unable to download the latest version from the -5* hotel they put me up in .

According to blu the webcam spyware is going to be in 2.1. That's why he's so bent on it's release. :w00t: :w00t:
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