Morpheus was once a great file sharing program evasively dodging the lawsuit bullets of many industry giants. Millions upon millions of users logged in to its P2P network daily swapping files and sharing songs. Driven by ads Morpheus started out a spyware extravaganza, as later releases removed these invasive ads Morpheus gained the confidence of millions of users who were initially vexed about using the software.
Just a few weeks ago Morpheus released their newest edition dubbed ?preview addition 1". However, it seems this latest version has reverted back to using ?spyware? as a new invasive, unseen, little beast silently takes hold of one?s IE browser. What is now happening is that when one types the name of most common shopping websites, such as buy.com or amazon.com, your browser recognizes this call and rather than moving directly to that page it calls a separate URL first. Examples are as follows when I type in the bold URL it goes to the non bolded URL first:
and the list goes on and on and on...
These separate URLS are for referral programs which takes a commission from purchases you make at the store following this URL. While this is fine if you click off of a link from another website, what is NOT ok is for spyware to insert a small line of code onto your computer (in this case a .dll file but more on that later) to cause these referral links to automatically show. What?s more is that it is doing all this without asking you first. This is invasion of privacy, and we must take a stand to put it at an end.