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Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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#1 Post by guinness » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:06 am

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#3 Post by webfork » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:18 pm

Good program to demonstrate the need for security software or to monitor your machine. Thanks for posting.

For probably obvious reasons (like it could be used for nefarious purposes), Comodo lists it as "Unclassified Malware".
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#4 Post by guinness » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:00 pm

Should I add to the database?
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#5 Post by guinness » Sun May 23, 2010 11:14 am

Should this be added to the Database? The FAQ mentions nothing about not posting what essentially could be used as a KeyLogger, but I see it as a way to monitor any system activity when you are away from your PC.*

Its made by the same developer who creates Renamer, Shutter & Hasher.

*Then again you probably would use KidSafe
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#6 Post by webfork » Sun May 23, 2010 6:14 pm

The real question of policy is whether this program notifies the user. System recording software has many uses and keeping track of user input can be critical in software testing. However, if its a program that deliberately hides itself, that's probably just asking for problems as we don't want to get listed as a malware distributor over one program.

This program in particular does (poorly) try to hide itself.
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#7 Post by guinness » Sun May 23, 2010 9:37 pm

Good point. I think I will leave it.
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#8 Post by Hydaral » Mon May 24, 2010 9:40 pm

Isn't this a question of how it will be used? A quick search shows that there is at least one password cracker in the DB, should that be removed?

I think this software should be added, just like anything, it's up to the user whether it will be used legally or not.

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#9 Post by guinness » Tue May 25, 2010 3:38 am

Two contrasting opinions, now I am confused on what to do, maybe I need a third person to confirm :)
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Re: Hooker

#10 Post by joby_toss » Tue May 25, 2010 5:12 am

I'm also for submission. With a small warning maybe.

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#11 Post by guinness » Tue May 25, 2010 6:33 am

Added Entry!
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Re: Hooker

#12 Post by joby_toss » Tue May 25, 2010 7:17 am

Works on my win7x64, too.
So I voted.

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#13 Post by webfork » Tue May 25, 2010 8:55 am

> Note: Due to the nature of the application, only use for personal and legal activities.

I did want to point out that whenever I see a notice like this, I tend to immediately think of what I could do nefariously with it. Its sort of like "don't think of a pink elephant."

That said, I don't have a better idea of what to put.
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#14 Post by guinness » Tue May 25, 2010 11:51 am

I had no idea what to write as a warning, so I am happy for anyone to edit the entry with a better explanation on how to use this software without any implications. I think this has to be one of the most controversial entries we have in TPFC database.
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Re: Hooker

#15 Post by guinness » Wed May 26, 2010 4:17 am

I see a review has been written about Hooker on AddictiveTips. I see it as a positive thing, because obviously TPFC is read by not just portable enthusiasts but also those from some well known blog sites! ex. GHacks
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