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    Exclamation Looks Like "ShutDown After" (listed 8 Nov) installs a second hidden application.

    The EULA of “Shutdown After” indicates that another application gets installed as well as “Shutdown After” (SA). It is called “RelevantKnowledge software” and is provided by TMRG Inc. It sounds like it spies on your PC, You and Your browsing habits, see below.



    I decided to not install SA after reading the EULA. It is a pity that RelevantKnowledge was packaged with SA as SA looked quite useful.

    The EULA reads thus:
    “In order to provide this free download, RelevantKnowledge software, provided by TMRG, Inc., a comScore, Inc. company, is included in this download. This software allows millions of participants in an online market research community to voice their opinions by allowing their online browsing and purchasing behavior to be monitored, collected, aggregated, and once anonymized, used to generate market reports which our clients use to understand Internet trends and patterns and other market research purposes. The information which is monitored and collected includes internet usage information, basic demographic information, certain hardware, software, computer configuration and application usage information about the computer on which you install RelevantKnowledge. We may use the information that we monitor, such as name and address, to better understand your household demographics; for example, we may combine the information that you provide us with additional information from consumer data brokers and other data sources in accordance with our privacy policy. We make commercially viable efforts to automatically filter confidential personally identifiable information and to purge our databases of such information about our panelists when inadvertently collected. By clicking Accept, you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older, an authorized user of this computer, and that you have read, agreed to, and have obtained the consent to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Statement and User License Agreement from anyone who will be using the computer on which you install this application.”

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    It's good that they were honest and described everything (well, almost everything) in their EULA, cause some freeware/shareware companies do not.

    but have you considered using a similar different program instead of this "creepy" one?

    there is a program I've been using for few years for scheduling shutdown/hibernate .. etc, and it's free too with no side effects at all, it's called (Shutter)



    here is the link to the site

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    Dear alexlloyd5, a great big thank you for the much appreciated tip about Shutter. I have been on the lookout for an application like this for some time now. Shutter does everything that I want/need and more. In a bizarre twist of fate I have been using ReNamer another of den4b's applications for some time but I did not know about Shutter.

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    Thanks for the update guys; I have updated TWC post with a link to this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malleable View Post
    The EULA of “Shutdown After” indicates that another application gets installed as well as “Shutdown After” (SA). It is called “RelevantKnotwledge software” and is provided by TMRG Inc. It sounds like it spies on your PC, You and Your browsing habits, see below.

    I decided to not install SA after reading the EULA. It is a pity that RelevantKnowledge was packaged with SA as SA looked quite useful.

    The EULA reads thus:
    “In order to provide this free download, RelevantKnowledge software, provided by TMRG, Inc., a comScore, Inc. company, is included in this download. This software allows millions of participants in an online market research community to voice their opinions by allowing their online browsing and purchasing behavior to be monitored, collected, aggregated, and once anonymized, used to generate market reports which our clients use to understand Internet trends and patterns and other market research purposes. The information which is monitored and collected includes internet usage information, basic demographic information, certain hardware, software, computer configuration and application usage information about the computer on which you install RelevantKnowledge. We may use the information that we monitor, such as name and address, to better understand your household demographics; for example, we may combine the information that you provide us with additional information from consumer data brokers and other data sources in accordance with our privacy policy. We make commercially viable efforts to automatically filter confidential personally identifiable information and to purge our databases of such information about our panelists when inadvertently collected. By clicking Accept, you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older, an authorized user of this computer, and that you have read, agreed to, and have obtained the consent to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Statement and User License Agreement from anyone who will be using the computer on which you install this application.”
    Thanks, Malleable
    Last edited by XD555; 3rd December 2010 at 11:31. Reason: For the program name at quote :D

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    Thank you! alexlloyd5

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