Created on 2005-07-11 by Rainer Gerhards.
It is Adiscon's firm policy not to spread any spyware
or similar evil softwares. Unfortunately, the rate at which spyware appears
and spreads is horribly and has been growing during the past years. Thankfully, though, it has become
a concern even for the casual computer user. While the increasing
security-awareness is a great plus to our all security, it is also causing some
problems for the software industry. Spyware developers have managed to make
people stay away from downloading and trialing software because of fear of
infecting themselvs. Downloadable software and evals are perfect ways to see if
a product fits one's need - this is actually a no-risk purchase guarantee (Adiscon
offers full featured 30-day trial periods for all of its commercial softwares).
In order to protect your freedom of choice and right to risk-free
evaluation and purchase, Adiscon guarantees to never bundle any spyware, adware,
malware, <whatever-it-is-called-evilware> with its products. In fact, we
will not bundle any third-party software with our products, with the execpetion
of well-known libraries and support softwares like the Microsoft Installer or
the openssl library. We further guarantee
that we will never develop any spyware (or similar malware) ourselvs.
Adiscon is in business since 1988
and is a well-respected company. Many of our products are used by computer
security experts all over the world. We ourselfs participate in the security and
I myself, as
president and founder of Adiscon, am involved in a number of community efforts
and have ties to system administration and security folks dating back to the
early 1980s. Both Adiscon as well as I personally depend on our reputation and
we will never risk that reputation by willingly spreading evil things.
Of course, mails faked to be from Adiscon advertise for all kind of "nice"
goods, from enlargements, to drugs, to spyware-spreading web sites. In one
mail, I think I personally even promoted some investment via the
nigerian scam. If you
are around a while on the Internet, you probably know that these are fakes, most
of them sent via the latest
computer worms and mass mailers. So if you get any of these mails, you can
silently delete it. But if you are really concerned about something, please
drop me a note.
Founder & President of Adiscon