View Poll Results: Should conduit.com be on the spyware block list?

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  • Yes, conduit.com should be blocked.

    20 86.96%
  • No, conduit.com should not be blocked.

    3 13.04%
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  1. #1
    Untangle Junkie dmorris's Avatar
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    Default Poll: Should Spyware Blocker block conduit?

    We recently received an email from conduit.com asking to be removed from the Spyware Blocker block URL database.

    After some quick searches I'm not sure what to think of conduit and their business practices:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=conduit+spyware
    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/conduit.com/msgpage

    Since the spyware blocker URL database is a community maintained database, I thought I would ask to see what the community thinks.
    Should conduit.com be allowed? Would you allow it on your network?
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    I don't think it qualifies as spyware in the strict sense of the word... but if I had to make a judgement call I would not allow it on my network. Does the world really need another browser toolbar?

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    conduit.com is spyware, and in some ways rises to the level of malware.

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    TNO, I say when in doubt...BLOCK! Admins can add it to their "Pass List" if it is their want.

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    i would not prefer any spyware in our systems. so conduit.com is a big no no.

    Thanks,
    alhadi

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    Block

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    Once bitten twice shy... add in a healthy dislike for all browser tool bars and I'm good with the block. +1
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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    Is spyware... Please don't remove it.

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    Default No prove what so ever Conduit is Spyware!

    Conduit has functioned for over 5 years now inside our organization (a large university in the Netherlands & a huge academic hospital) without giving a single case of doubt about it being spyware.
    It's functionality is widely appreciated. Users can choose to install the toolbar, admins & users have complete control over their settings and behaviour.
    What exactly has been reported over Conduit? If you look at the google search it is mostly suspicious questions from it departments, but no real cases at all.
    IT should worry about their core businesses and serve their customers, not taking away useful services they do not understand, or that do not fit in their limited view/policy of user-oriented facilitating.
    I wonder how long IT-departments will survive with this attitude, in a world that is going cloud-based?

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    Users can choose to install the toolbar, admins & users have complete control over their settings and behaviour.
    The danger is in the default settings if the user is not knowledgeable enough to secure their install.

    I voted to maintain the block setting ~ and as an admin, if users request access, I can add it to the pass list if needed. The old adage "Better safe than sorry" applies here IMHO.

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