November 14, 2006
This application report reviews the Puzzle Desktop application, produced by Relevance Marketing Ltd.
We find that Puzzle Desktop is badware because it installs components that are reported to behave as a Trojan horse and adware, redirects invalid web addresses to a third-party page, and adds a pornographic link to the user's desktop, all without informing the user or seeking their consent. In addition, it is difficult to uninstall.
We currently recommend that users do not download the version of Puzzle Desktop 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 report.
For the full text of this report, please visit http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=puzzledesktop