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AkiraKitsune9

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I'm getting a little concerned by Gizmo's Freeware (techsupportalert.com) after they banned me twice, the first time was immediately after signing up. a few minutes after I posted a thread under a new account, concerned about two products listed in "Realtime-Protection" (Baidu and Tencent) regarding their risks (and also mentioned that their site contact list was missing), I was banned for "no specified reason".

This was not against any of their rules and I was not notified of any "wrong-doing".

Anyone else have similar issues?
 

Dave Russo

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Sorry, Seems like you got a raw deal, innocent untill proven quilty,Quess you stepped on the wrong toes,You deserve a explanation! gl
 

shmu26

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I'm getting a little concerned by Gizmo's Freeware (techsupportalert.com) after they banned me twice, the first time was immediately after signing up. a few minutes after I posted a thread under a new account, concerned about two products listed in "Realtime-Protection" (Baidu and Tencent) regarding their risks (and also mentioned that their site contact list was missing), I was banned for "no specified reason".

This was not against any of their rules and I was not notified of any "wrong-doing".

Anyone else have similar issues?
Never been on their forum before, but if you think you might have a malware problem of some sort, you can post here on Malwaretips, in the right place, of course: Malware Removal Assistance For Windows
If you just want to discuss your security software, you can do that here on Malwaretips, too.
 

AkiraKitsune9

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Please edit the images so that your email is not visible. Best regards.
yeah, im going to have to report it and repost it once it's taken down.

I logged out to check the forum, and it seemed they took down my thread, very suspicious.

I also noticed that they had no threads Discussing the software they we're advertising, only threads that we're off-topic or Asking for software to be added.
 
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Spawn

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Regardless of the reasons you were initially banned, re-registering may have resulted in an automatic ban.
Disposable email addresses and promotional usernames will be rejected.
A moderator may have been triggered by the Baidu/Tencent products, when checked on myWOT.
**Posts deemed to be commercial spam and/or containing links to WOT red-rated sites will result in an immediate ban.
Link: Forum & Main Site Rules - Gizmo's Freeware Forum

Here are some better* forum sites:
*in no specific order
 

Alexhousek

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As a long time member of Gizmo's Freeware Forum I can tell you that they do not ban individuals for nothing. It is possible that you were automatically banned due to re-registering as mentioned above. I would encourage you to PM one of the moderators and they can tell you what happened.
 

AkiraKitsune9

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As a long time member of Gizmo's Freeware Forum I can tell you that they do not ban individuals for nothing. It is possible that you were automatically banned due to re-registering as mentioned above. I would encourage you to PM one of the moderators and they can tell you what happened.
I tried contacting them via email but they just keep telling me that my account is now fully registered, their site-contact form is missing so the only other way of contacting them would be through the mail, but I'd rather not do that because I would have to pay for air mail.
 
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AkiraKitsune9

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Regardless of the reasons you were initially banned, re-registering may have resulted in an automatic ban.

A moderator may have been triggered by the Baidu/Tencent products, when checked on myWOT.

Link: Forum & Main Site Rules - Gizmo's Freeware Forum

Here are some better* forum sites:
*in no specific order
I did not use disposable emails or link to any sites, but yeah, they may not have liked me complaining about the safety of their software.
 

DesperateDan

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I am a member of the Gizmo’s Freeware admin team.

Just to clarify some of our site rules since very few people seem to read them before posting. :giggle:

  • Multiple registrations are not permitted and are automatically blocked and banned.
  • Unsubstantiated comments and posts either praising or blasting certain products are also blocked. Past examples for reference being Comodo/Iobit.
  • Posts/comments targeting specific products by location eg Chinese/Russian will also be removed.

As with all sites providing user interaction we need to deal with trolls, shills and spammers on a daily basis so what appears on public view provides a genuine basis for comment and discussion. Our volunteer moderators try their best to achieve this objective.
 
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