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Bonzi Buddy

Discussion in 'Software' started by Softix, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Softix

    Softix Bit Poster

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    There used to be an old software called Bonzi Buddy-I'm sure a few of you would have heard/used it...a cartoon monkey companion-telling jokes, reminding of events, singing songs..was fun while it lasted..

    But then I got to know it was just a gateway to viruses :( . Any experiences with it ?
     
  2. hbroomhall

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    Fortunately I got to hear of it's bad side very early on - so I haven't even seen it!

    Harry.
     
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  3. nugget
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    I remember it also came bundled with other software too.
     
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  4. Rearl

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    My daughter thought it was cute and had it installed on a windows 98 system. It was one of my first experiences of something completely taking over the computer. This purple ape had a clickable belly button that would make thing worse and worse. He wanted to take you shopping,, etc. I remember finding directions for removal at their website. It didn't happen right away though. It was an early lesson on researching software before using it.
     
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  5. disarm

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    Old-Skool adware, filthy stuff.
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    Yep... I removed it whenever I saw it installed.
     
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  7. Theprof

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    Just headaches.
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    It sounded like a bit of fun.

    Quickly got annoying.

    And didn't want to go...
     
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  9. zebulebu

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    I remember it well - this was my (and many colleagues') first glimpse at malware and what it could do given a sniff of a chance. I remember once trying to get it off my brother-in-law's 98SE box - spending two hours in the process then just vaping the OS and starting from scratch... only to go round a couple of weeks later and find he'd let his kids install it again... :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
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  10. Softix

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    Hehh..yeah thats the Bonzi Buddy I remember all right!! :D
     

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