What is Zwinky?
“It’s a world of fun. All in one toolbar.”
I recently wrote about Zwinky and how it installs the MyWebSearch Tool bar from a company called IAC Interactive. While I recommended folks remove the MyWebSearch Toolbar it didn’t seem to bother Ask.com which is also owned by IAC.
I found this week that going to Ask.com and entering “What is Zwinky” the top listing isn’t the Zwinky website. Instead the top listing is a link to my Bits from Bill Blog. Now that’s what I call a FunWebProduct!
Update 10/30: Ask.com has since removed this Blog from their search but I did create a screen shot you can see if you click here.
My discovery that IAC Interactive is connected to StopBadWare.org got a fair amount of attention. It certainly sparked the interest of AntiSpyware crusader Ben Edelman. Ben has spent a lot of time and research looking into “Current Practices of IAC/Ask Toolbars”. He makes a good case.
Ben’s doesn’t approve of the following practices and I agree with him. There are better ways to promote your business than the following.
Yesterday Spyware Warrior Suzi Turner published her interview with Ben Edelman on her ZDNet Blog. (Click Here)
If you actually came here looking for specific information on Zwinky and it’s cute little avatars, I would direct you to what our WinPatrol knowledge base recommends. (Click Here )