I dl'd the following and executed it: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/webspace9/Trial/GeePeeExInstall...
I was given a dialog saying that I was about to install a trial version of GeePeeEx. Next came the setup dialog for something called ErrorKiller.
If I click through the screens I get a program installed that I didn't want (that wants to sell me more software). The program I tried to install is nowhere to be found.
Other than "Look Out!" does anyone have any tips?
Not sure about the executable file on the server but try running AVG Antispyware. I find this to be one of the most user/computer friendly of these type of checking programs.
As author of said program, I can assure you that neither GeePeeEx Editor, nor its installer, contain Malware/Adware of any sort.
Please contact me by email and I will see if I can figure out what you has happened to you.
Didn't note ur email address above, so used the handy POI Factory contact form.
I'm happy to send along the suspect files when I get ur address.
Got your reply, Phil, and have sent along the first copy of the installation file which I dl'd.
Thanks for helping solve the mystery.
btw, I run NOD32 and Ad-Aware and the like, and my puter is behind a router.
I used winzip to manually extract the three files contained in the self-extracting executable GeePeeExInstaller.exe to a new folder. I then ran setup with good results: the trial version of GeePeeEx was installed.
So what happened? Looking in my download folder (the place from whence I first launched the installer), I spotted a name I recognized: setup.exe. Investigating further, I found that setup.exe, the ErrorKiller2.6 installation program, was dl'd to my pc in '06...it didn't originate from the GeePeeEx site. However, the GeePeeEx installer executed the unrelated program! Not good...Makes the installer an unwitting accomplice to who-knows-what-mayhem.
The good news is that the problem should be relatively easy for those geniuses in the GeePeeEx coding department to correct.
WinzipSe must have failed to overwrite the existing Setup.exe (write-protected?) and then invoked the one that was already there. Neat!
Maybe I'd better drop the Winzip boys and girls a line, and ask 'em if they wouldn't mind putting some error-checking in their very expensive software
...and an invoice for our time!
The only file attribute set on the setup.exe file is (A)rchive.
WinZip option to overwrite enabled? Why not create and write to your own subdirectory? Or call files with names other than those like "setup?"
If you collect from nico mac (do they still own WinZip?) send my cut of $0.02 to the Fund for Wayward Coders. <--
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