After about a years delay, UPromise has finally rolled out their new toolbar. I was scanning their FAQ’s and I came across some interesting information.
“I have remindU already installed on my computer. Can I also install the Upromise Toolbar?
If your browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x on Windows XP, you can install the Upromise Toolbar. By installing the Upromise Toolbar you will automatically disable remindU when using Internet Explorer”
So sorry TopMoxie, but at least it appears both won’t be running at the same time.
But here is the one particular FAQ that stood out to me.
“I have the Toolbar installed. Sometimes when I’m trying to get to a specific page on an online retailer’s website, I get sent to the site’s homepage instead of going to the page I’m trying to get to. Why does this happen, and is there any way to stop it?“
Now that could certainly be annoying for the end user. It’s also common to see this behavior with adware which redirects their affiliate link in the same browser window the end user is currently using. It’s the answer to this dilemma which I found to be, quite frankly, rather sad. (more…)