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    Cool IE Blog on the Crawler Toolbar

    A new version of the Crawler Toolbar has recently been released and comes with many improvements to the user experience. It’s another great example of the Guidelines for add-on developers in action. Here are some high-level examples of the changes they’ve made:

    The close button is visible so that users can manage it like other toolbars. Additionally, the toolbar is positioned in a supported location which improves stability and performance.

    It no longer modifies the new tab page to maintain a predictable new tab experience for users.

    With Crawler toolbar, you can extend your Internet Explorer® or Mozilla Firefox®, have fun, enhance your browsing experience and protect your computer and privacy.

    The Crawler toolbar, helps you:

    - Quickly search the web
    - Choose from many free services
    - Speed up your downloads
    - Fill in web forms with a single click
    - Get free wallpapers & screensavers
    - Prevent spyware, virus and spam infection
    - Check spelling in your messages
    - Multilanguage support

    Source: IEBlog : Add-on Guidelines in Action ? Crawler Toolbar

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    Thanks but no thanks,
    Crawler toolbar was considered as adware, then has been delisted Spyware Warrior: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

    Now comes with Spyware Terminator (which was considered as a suspicious antispyware too).

    It is unstable and slown down both IE and Firefox
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    If it was considered as adware, I wonder why Microsoft's decided to talk about them on their IE Blog!

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    ehr if I'm not wrong Microsoft also bought ask.com search engine

    I hope Microsoft will stop ask toolbar distribution

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    by the way, I've just found this interesting review by Donna MVP

    Crawler Toolbar and IE Add-ons Guideline;Anvir is bundle with rogue program - Calendar Of Updates

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    Just received a PM. Thought I must share it here:

    Hi Andy,

    I just want you make sure that our Crawler applications is adware/spyware free.

    We are working with Microsoft to keep our applications bug-free as much as possible

    We also have Truste seal as secure download.

    Unfortunately there is few sites on internet stated that we are "bad guys". We are working with theses sites to clear our name but lot of them consider that "every toolbar is bad" :-( so it is not easy.

    I am not answering public because it is always turn into long and useless discussion :-D

    We have couple of millions happy users and it is better to develop new features or support for Firefox 3.6 than waste of time with discussions like this.

    bye
    Radek

    Xacti Client Development Director
    twitter : crawlerdev

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    I think that it's wrong the way are distributed in certain third-party applications.

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