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Windows 7: Internet not working yet network is connected.

19 May 2014   #41
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Everything you need to know about PenWes

Yes it protects you by jamming the host file IP into the static DNS settings?

It say's it can't install without consent. Pretty useless program I'd say.
It claims to do the same thing that a HOSTS file does. I cannot seem to locate a place to download (to study) the software. Not even on their own website. I find that rather sleazy. It only seems to be bundle-ware :-(


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
A program like PenWes can do something else not what you want can be used by malware processes I imagine best thing you did uninstalling it.
They seem to make their money by selling the surfing habits/data that they collect on users. Some places on their website claim 300k users. My guess is: they probably also sell holes* in their ad blocking.

*if a company pays penwes, their adverts get thru to penwes users.


Matthew Harbuz,
Let me know (even if by PM) if you figure out what the penwes software came bundled with. Your original antivirus app did not detect this app as bad - probably because it is a Potentially Unwanted Program. You might want to keep Malwarebytes installed.

I wonder why the penwes software stopped working? That is part of what I would like to study about it.


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20 May 2014   #42
Matthew Harbuz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

ok, so just before I realised there was an issue, i was trying to download a user skin for War Thunder. I was on this page: template_spitfire_xvi.zip - Speedy Share - upload your files here

I clicked the download "Tiny DM manager" right at the bottom of the page for some reason, i guess i wasn't really thinking, I never just randomly download stuff. Anyway i instantly deleted the Tiny DM manager.

I reckon this is how PenWes got on my computer.
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20 May 2014   #43
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the feedback. The offers that come with "Tiny DM manager" vary. I was not lucky enough to get the Penwes app. Oh well.
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