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It is conservatively estimated that Theft-ware distributors, including Kazaa, Morpheus, WhenU.com, BearShare, SaveNow, LimeShop, BuyerSport, TopMoxie, and LimeWire, have had their Theft-ware software downloaded by close to 100 million unsuspecting Web surfers, who thought they were being treated to a great FREE piece of software.
The affiliate market online is estimated to be a $100 billion enterprise so one can only speculate that these pirates have stolen millions of dollars in commissions already!!!
Amazon, and a few of larger affiliate network sites, have blocked some of these pirates from profiting from this deception.
However, this problem is HUGE.
We can remove programs from our computer but even so, FREE Theft-ware program may REMAIN on your computer even after original FREE software is deleted.
This is a pervasive deception!!!
The companies distributing this Theft-ware FREE software argue that when a consumer clicks, "I Agree", thus giving their legal consent to terms of agreement for use, when they then download FREE software, they are SOL, sh*t out of luck!!!
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Technically, it might be legal but do you think this is fair?
Personally, I feel that deception speaks for itself.
Yes, it may be legal to deceive consumers into clicking, "I Agree", by hiding your intentions within FINE PRINT of agreement but even a child could discern that doing so is WRONG.
And, quite unfortunately, there may not be any easy remedy to this nightmare.
Certainly, as consumers, we have right to REMOVE ALL Software made by offending companies from our computers And further refuse to ever deal with these companies ever again.
To remove software from your PC, do following:
Click Start button. Scroll to Settings. Highlight and Click: Control Panel. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Click on Name of Software to remove. Click Add/Remove. Close Add/Remove window. Close Control Panel window. And, you are done.
But, since Theft-ware part of FREE software may remain on your computer even after deleting it, we are ALL going to have to keep our eyes and ears open for a viable solution that should come shortly from Internet at large. _________________________________________________________ A.T.Rendon is an entrepreneur and published writer. Subscribe to our FREE Business Classifieds Newsletter & receive FREE online access to our ENTRY Protected "FREE Submit To Over 3.1 MILLION FREE Ad Sites - DAILY!!!" mailto:email@example.com Visit us at: http://emailexchange.org/?Articles
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