In any case, why should I tolerate these popups?
To get rid of them, I added the following line in /etc/hosts
(You can do something similar under Windows by editing the LMHOSTS file. I suspect you can also do something similar under MacOS.)
That’s it. No more insanity. It is now impossible for any script on my machine to query their domain.
Hint to system administrators: blacklist the winfixer domain now.
This leaves two questions:
- Is it morality acceptable for a company like Winfixer to use such means to sell their product? Is it even legal?
- Who are the idiots buying Winfixer?