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Old 01-13-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Warning: FlashFXP Checker - DO NOT USE

The following program/site was reciently pointed out to me in another forum, the program promises to do the following:

"This tool checks your FTP sites in your flashFXP bookmark list, the program tries to connect to the sites and if it works the program places a ! before your bookmark in your flashFXP so you can easily see which sites are "usable" (read: you can login to). Normally if you have a lot of FTP's in your list this takes a lot of time.. with this automated tool it's a piece of cake. "


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DO NOT USE

The program is a scanner and will send a list of all your bookmarked flashfxp sites to an unknown site complete with user/pass for each site

I felt it prudent to share this information with users here, Mods, if this post is not correct or in the wrong place, please correct/delete/move as necessary.
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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never use anything like that unless it was delveloped by Bigstar and downloadable from this site. otherwise your only asking for trouble, as you just found out.
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'm afraid this isn't the first program to take advantage of unsuspecting users and steal their site list.

Users need to use caution when using any unsupported 3rd party applications with FlashFXP.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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Yikes! Nasty stuff. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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that is correct. that software will steal your sites
here's a thread on this topic http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rema...8820~mode=flat
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for confirming this, it's first place I saw this warning posted.

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Old 01-17-2004, 09:28 AM   #7
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Yes Ive also read this warning in various places..
I took it upon myself to make a legitimate tool that does this, without sending the information to myself, or anyone.

You can confirm this by watching its connection details in a decent firewall, or monitoring program.

But its probably not alright to post links here, so I wont.. its just bad now cause people will be apprehensive about using a program like this, no matter how much you assure them that it does not steal your sites.
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:11 PM   #8
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i submit that soft to Symantec and since at least yesterday it's being detected as password stealer, so hopefully folks don't get screwed over by this anymore
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:32 AM   #9
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Never heard of such an app but thx for the warning.
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