I agree with all of that, having just been hit by a similar experience. I am a 'platimum' user of Blue Griffon, meaning I subscribed to the project before v1.0 release - because I wished to encourage it.
To be clear, what we are saying is: the Windows install linked on this page http://bluegriffon.org/pages/Download - ie specifically the file at
contains a most disgusting piece of malware called Delta Search. It installs a toolbar in FireFox, IE and Chrome, resets itself as default search engine and home page, and generally makes a nuisance of itself which takes time and effort to undo. A quick Google of the phrase 'delta search toolbar' serves to demonstrate the point, this
describes the removal procedure I used.
The question is: is Daniel Glazman aware of this? My assumption is that he isn't. Is there any way of drawing it to his attention, beyond posting here? I feel sure this is damaging his reputation, and he would wish to stop it.
On Monday, February 18, 2013 4:50:14 PM UTC, Bruce wrote:
Blue Griffon is EXCELLENT software and I personally supported it by purchasing approx. $50 worth of add ons to support its author.
I thought I carefully declined any add ons when installing 1.6.1 but apparently either I did not or some malware snuck in anyway.
Along with BG 1.6.1 I got unwanted "BrowserProtect" by Bit89 Inc software, a Delta Toolbar install and "Bundled Software uninstaller" with NO publishers name, no size showing, no version number and when I clicked on it taled to me about uninstalling the "Babylon toolbar" which I didn't know I had. So 2 hours of research blater, a support call to Norton Live since I didn't know what else this unwanted software might have done to my PC, now I can go back to work.
To repeat: Blue Griffon is EXCELLENT software and I personally supported it by purchasing approx. $50 worth of add ons to support its author.
I wish the author would offer a paid version, malware and unwanted software-free, as I'd rather pay a price than waste 2 hours of time cleaning up after an unwanted install.
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