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  # 1401242 6-Oct-2015 19:27
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Slimjet is based on Chrome. It uses the Chrome engine and is functionally the same, just with more features. If I say Slimjet, almost no-one knows what I am talking about. If I say Chrome, everyone does. I don't see the problem. I wasn't trying to be deceptive about anything.





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  # 1401275 6-Oct-2015 20:18
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but chrome

 

≠ slimjet, it can and does make a difference

 
 
 
 


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  # 1401309 6-Oct-2015 20:27
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Except its not chrome. Its a fork of chrome with all sorts of BS installed in it. As evidenced by you having had BS affiliate links put into your toolbar.

If you had looked at the support forums for your browser you would see this thread.

http://www.slimjet.com/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=325&p=1593

In the past you have admitted to clearing things out regularly, so that is probably why it keeps coming back, as you clear whatever they use to know that you have removed it from the toolbar.




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  # 1401321 6-Oct-2015 20:43
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And here http://www.slimjet.com/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=249

I just started a virtual machine and installed this browser.

The "Shop at Amazon" button IS NOT INSTALLED BY AMAZON.

It's built-in into the browser, and available as one of the toolbar buttons - it's not downloaded from Amazon.

Actually when you click the button it redirects to Amazon with a tag=flashpcom-20 parameter. It's an affiliate link and the browser developers put in there. It also does the same with eBay and other online properties.

Basically you didn't want to give info to Google but didn't mind someone else doing something on your browsing.

The Amazon support person simply doesn't know what you were talking about and replied with a standard apologies message.

You should stop using this browser and get something else if you can't trust it.








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  # 1401355 6-Oct-2015 21:41
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OK thanks for the info. I did figure out that it was hard-coded into the browser but something else changed the behaviour which was what brought it to my attention. I still think the Amazon response was BS but that is just my opinion. Obviously different people see it in different ways. I don't know what else to add to that.





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  # 1401358 6-Oct-2015 21:48
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The response was bullshit but in a sense was Amazon saying "look we know you are mad, we will look at this" - even if they aren't sure it's their problem.

To me it looks like a good example of actually being on the client side. I wouldn't be surprised it Amazon pulls the plug on that aff link - their T&Cs explicitly say not to build it into software.






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  # 1401370 6-Oct-2015 22:09
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I'm just glad to know what is going on. I hate mysteries. I don't know if Slimjet can be trusted or not but I really like some of its features. I don't like Chrome. I also don't like Firefox. I miss Opera 12 and Slimjet comes closest to that. So far it has served me well, except for this issue of the Amazon link popping up.





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Interesting. Point taken but I would immediately notice anything like that and be able to counteract it. Also, I use monitoring software and can immediately see if there is any unusual traffic from any application. I still cannot absolutely say that Slimjet is 100% trustworthy, but I have been using it for quite awhile and other than that Amazon link on the toolbar it has never done anything untoward.
 




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Also, I use monitoring software and can immediately see if there is any unusual traffic from any application

Which software is that? It sounds very useful.



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I use different things. I have a very old, but still very useful version of Commview, which gives me every packet that goes through every port, including direction and originating IP. It is not free, but well worth the money. I also use the free version of Netlimiter 2, which is a great program but a bit buggy on some OS versions and support is worse than terrible. Finally, for quick reference, I have Netspeed monitor, also very useful with the taskbar display. Whenever I see traffic flow I am not sure about, I check one of the others for more detail and from time to time I check anyway just to see what ports are communicating with what IP addresses. 






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Rikkitic: I use different things. I have a very old, but still very useful version of Commview, which gives me every packet that goes through every port, including direction and originating IP. It is not free, but well worth the money. I also use the free version of Netlimiter 2, which is a great program but a bit buggy on some OS versions and support is worse than terrible. Finally, for quick reference, I have Netspeed monitor, also very useful with the taskbar display. Whenever I see traffic flow I am not sure about, I check one of the others for more detail and from time to time I check anyway just to see what ports are communicating with what IP addresses. 




With due respect, it seems incredible to me, that you know enough to use a tool like Commview, and care enough to actually use it, but can't work out where a link in a browser originates from.



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  # 1409953 20-Oct-2015 16:52
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We all have our off days.





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