View Full Version : Stay away from "Stealther"

11-02-2002, 03:01 PM
(from another forum):
"Stay away from Stealther. Stealther is described as a proxy program that helps enhance your anonymity and safety while surfing the Internet. In reality it's nothing more than a worthless clickthrough/advertising trojan. Instead of enhancing anonymity and security it phones home and "registers" your IP address, exchanges information, and then proceeds to secretly visit various porno and other sites with your IP as it racks up advertising dollars for the author. Not once does it notify users of its actions or offer them the choice of opting out.

"After seeing this POS trojan in action I though I might try to salvage something useful by at least capturing the location of its proxy list. After it phones home it also retrieves a current proxy list from their site. It turns out their list is about as worthless as the program itself. It contained a grand total of ** proxies. Of which 27 were dead and 4 were transparent. What a joke. If you care to check it out for yourself here's the links.

Stealther Proxy List:


Happy Birthday Piexa darling :-)

11-03-2002, 10:58 AM
Thank you for the birthday wish, johnny...that was very kind of you! :D

Thank you, especially, for the warning about Stealther. I went to the site...the home page gives a '404 file not found' error and you've gotta snoop around a bit to get to the Stealther product pages. Not much, there, outside of the advertising fluff. Noticed in the feedback forum quite a few complaints about non-working proxies. They claim to have hundreds (ha!) and they say that any connection problems are a result of the user's machine being configured improperly (I read this to mean: the user's machine IS actually configured properly to not allow redirected pirate connections to unwanted porn servers, etc...LOL)

I also went to check out their Privacy Policy and Terms/Conditions to see if they properly 'own up' to their clickthrough activity in the legal "fine print". Ironically, their "Privacy Policy" and "Terms and Conditions" links also pull up a 404 error...how convenient...LOL.

11-03-2002, 05:23 PM
Hi Piexa

please allow me too, to wish you a very happy birthday.
(thank you johnny for reminding us.)


11-05-2002, 08:21 AM
awww...thank you, fEš·.·šEr!

11-05-2002, 09:29 AM

Oops,belated belated b'day wishes Piexa.

Regards and Best Wishes,

11-06-2002, 08:28 AM
and thanks to you for the thoughtful greeting, also, Data! :)