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  • 1.0 stars

    "Understand the Fine Print"

    November 10, 2012  |   By lexlex1929

    Pros

    Anchorfree makes 100+ million a year selling your computer information to governments. Tracking what goes to them with servers around the world? Short Answer of Course. Who needs malware when you have the single bottle neck with a few million people using canned twenty year old technology from the open source community world. It is not impressive, the reason it is so slow. But they wrap it in a nice package and you are to lazy to invest the time it takes to see whose software is on you computer. So, 128bit, most expert will say this is sufficient. But if it is sufficient, then why does the government standard 256bit? Message Digest 5, Streaming, Secure Hash, Rivest Special sauce, who knows. I would still ride a bicycle than dependent on a glossy paint job with 20 year old car.

    Cons

    Sham-ware.,
    It does not take a genius to create a tunnel with many sockets, but it does take a saucy marketing department to sell sugar water that rots your from the inside-out to a ignorant public.

    Summary

    Just another in the new breed of sell you out people, facebook, google, yahoo, are the names everyone knows. These are the bottom feeders. Pat them on the back, for copying and packaging nothing special that is quite ineffective in most of the countries (43) I have been too. with all my devices, android, iphone a Windows, and Apple. ( sigh ) more sham ware -- time to delete of the permanent storage. Erased, "0 and 1" written 24 times across the file space it once occupied. buh-Bye.

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