November 1, 2006
This application report reviews the Fake-Mailer application, produced by Fake-Mailer.com.
We find that Fake-Mailer is badware because it installs a Trojan horse application and adware, and redirects invalid web addresses to a third-party page, all without informing the user or seeking their consent. It also claims to have no spyware, but is bundled with spyware components. In addition, both Fake-Mailer and its bundled applications are impossible for the average user to uninstall.
We currently recommend that
users do not download the version of Fake-Mailer that we tested, unless
the user is comfortable with the level of risk we identify or until the
application is updated consistent with the recommendations in this
For the full text of this report, please visit http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=fakemailer