WaltA wrote in post #17001046
This thread has a lot of posts that contain links to at least 5 or 6 different shutter count programs. Some good, some not so good.
The original one that this thread was first started about (EOSCount) was originally free but the author (sergey) stated in this thread some time back that he would be charging a minimal charge for its use.
So, which "ADVERTIZMENT" are you warning us about
The same one that started under title of Free but Charged my paypal account and NEVER told me that it is only dedicated to one camera and not working on any other cameras I have. BTW charge was not negligible as you try to say!
I totally feel being ripped off by the program, if it is Sergeyv, then be it.
After only paying and learning how useless that program was, I never used it and if Sergeyv has any decency or conscious, will pay back my paypal chargers.
This is a rip off.
This is advertisement.
People like the initial programmer here, should pay their fair share of advertisement charges to the PONT site as they got their crappy product sold only due to this ADVERTIZMENT appearing as a thread here that I feel totally victim of it.
sergeyv wrote in post #17000493
You should be nervous and very cautious
before running "Canon EOS Camera Info v1.2"'s executable file. A simple internet search on the author’s email (Magic_h2001@yahoo.com) reveals that he is also the author of Magic Password Stealer
Brief information about MPS:
Success Rate : 100%
Creator URL : http://magic.shabgard.org/
Creator's Email : email@example.com
Date Created : 2003 - 07 - 31
Last Updated on : 2007 - 12 – 31
How it works?MPS v1.5 creates a software that hacks the yahoo password. After you create the software, you have to send it to the victim's computer at any condition. After victim opens the file, MPS starts its work. Then when the victim re-login in his yahoo, The password and other information is sent to your email as offline message.
Shabgard.org is also an Iranian hackers community.
If I were Keesbeest I would not be advertising a program from such a dangerous source.
Anyone should be extremely careful about running unsigned executable files on their computer. If the author did not want to be traceable down to their creation through a digital signature, why would you want to run an unknown program with scarce reputation?
A reminder that EOSCount, as well as any Mac App Store program, is digitally signed to verify author identity and assure safe usage.
I did use a program based on a good review on Youtube and download was from a Farsi/Arabic script web site. I am not sure if it was the same you described here but could be that.
That program worked flawlessly for all Canon cameras I have and totally free.
I have lost the file unfortunately. But I am very cautious about my security and my firewire never report any unusual activity following the install of that program. I never had any of symptoms mentioned in one of your links.
BTW you link to Iranina hacker is not opening.
Your Link to angelfire.com tried to install a malware on my computer. Everybody should void using your link.