[Updated] The Big List of Dodgy Apps

Warren Young warren@etr-usa.com
Tue Oct 16 17:24:00 GMT 2007

Dave Korn wrote:
> Norton/MacAffee/Symantec antivirus or antispyware

It's "McAfee", and it should be on a separate line from Norton/Symantec. 
  These are two separate products, from separate companies.

Also, could you include references to mailing list posts or threads for 
each entry that support the product being on the list?  I know I saw one 
product on your list that I've recommended to others, and want to know 
everything I can about the issue so I can decide whether to continue 
recommending it.  There are degrees of dodginess.

On that point, maybe you should also include a rating.  Like, 1 to 5 
stars, ranging from "causes strange behavior in a single program in rare 
situations" to "never never never use this I'm serious never never".

It doesn't matter what product I'm interested in researching.  I think 
it's just generally a good idea to back up assertions like this for all 
cases where someone wants to know why a given product is on the list.

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