For years I used the services from voipbuster.com on my Nokia phone for international calls. They had good pricing and it worked fine.
2 days ago I had to make a call from my laptop. I went to their website and downloaded their VOIP client, which seemed to work ok.
Now comes the problem. Their client has an option to import contacts from MSN and Skype, the contacts appear in a list and you press ‘Ok’ to import them.
What the client doesn’t tell you is that it does the following in the background, without you noticing:
– sends a skype message to all your contacts with:
<your_voipbuster_login> wants to talk to you with VoipBuster!
get this free software to instantly communicate online with friends, family, coworkers or anyone you choose! click here to download VoipBuster to get started.
It also sends an email which is faked as coming from you (including the headers) with a similar content to all your MSN contacts.
Was it so hard to have a checkbox with “Invite friends to use voipbuster”? Why do they have to do that silently in the background?
Let’s see, voipbuster is owned by betamax.com, their website says:
Betamax was founded in 2005 in Germany by a group of marketing experts.
Marketing experts? More like a bunch of morons.
So that’s it. voipbuster.exe can be classified as a spyware, sending advertising spam without telling you.