Today is anything but a Good Friday for 180solutions. For the past week, 180solutions has faced ongoing virtual crucifixions by affiliates on message boards.
This came about after an announcement sent out by LinkShare to merchants with 180solutions in their affiliate programs that they “have concluded invalid activity in the account(s) of” 180solutions.
The LinkShare announcement resulted in hosannas from the affiliate community, as well as a terse challenge to CJ by an affiliate manager regarding their position on 180solutions.
Below are some of the questions being asked by Porter:
- There have been many reports of 180’s software being stealth installed on people’s computers. How did this situation happen? Are there still stealth installs going on? What is 180 doing to stop these stealth installs?
- What happened to all those older nCase installations? Did 180 upgrade them to the 180search Assistant? If 180 did that, did 180 notify those users first? If so how?
- Could you describe the advertising that 180 displays on people’s
computers? How is that advertising labeled?
- Are you getting taken out of anti-spyware (security) programs so that they don’t detect your programs any more? If so, which ones?
I eagerly await the responses from 180solutions.