SlySoft homepage pops up after update ...

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by castro, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. castro

    castro Member

    Since downloading the latest version of anydvd, my computer fires up into the slysoft homepage.
    Can anybody point me in the right direction to stop this happening please.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    "fires up" how, exactly?

    What's happening to you has absolutely nothing to do with Slysoft software. No one who downloads software directly from Slysoft's website is experiencing this.

    Simply installing Anydvd won't force you to the Slysoft homepage, unless you have a trojan, virus, or some sort of hijacker program on your system.
     
  3. JRude

    JRude Guest

    Mine opens Slysoft too.

    6.4.0.4 Opens to Slysoft page on closing or reducing window. Going to install 6.4.1.2 now on reboot...not a bother but an oddity?
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. It doesn't. No version will. Simply running Anydvd won't force you to the Slysoft homepage, unless you have a trojan, virus, or some sort of hijacker program on your system.
     
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    AnyDVD has never opened my browser and gone to the Slysoft website. This is not a behavior of the legitimate AnyDVD installer or the software. If this is happening then the source of it is elsewhere. I've been a registered user of AnyDVD since 2003.
     
  6. JRude

    JRude Guest

    YES, it does!

    "No one who downloads software directly from Slysoft's website is experiencing this."
    I purchased Any DVD from Slysoft site in August, 2005. It never happened before, and hasn't since I updated to 6.4.1.2. Go figure!
     
  7. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    have you scanned your pc for viruses,spyware,adware,malware,root kits and any other nasties?
    have you got a firewall installed?

    where did you download anydvd 6412 from?
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No version will. Again, simply running Anydvd won't force you to the Slysoft homepage, unless you have a trojan, virus, or some sort of hijacker program on your system.
     
  9. JRude

    JRude Guest

    Mike, I purchased Any DVD by phone and credit card from Slysoft site... .txt file of invoice included with personal info X'd out.
    I run the GOOD old Sygate firewall, before SYMANTEC/NORTON the Virus bought them out. I am behind a router. I run AVG 24/7, updated at LEAST daily. SpyBot is run weekly to search for Trojan traces most AV cannot see. Hijackthis is run daily as is the rootkit detector from Grisoft. I run current MS Virus scanner about once a week. I use McAfee Site Advisor to screen sites and do NOT go to iffy sites! My email is set to copy all outgoing so I can see if any spam is delivered out by assorted naaasties! I NEVER get a virus, trojan or other. XP is updated religiously for Critical updates.
    I am not a newby and have been working some time with various files and formats. I REALLY like the Any DVD product and think it's the best thing since liquid spit! But there are some weird issues at times, especially backing up newer discs. Sometimes I have to cut Any DVD OFF to get a disc recognized, then reopen to process the disc. Or leave my burner drive tray OPEN while reading in DVD ROM drive. Or hold CONTROL key down while inserting disc when no auto run is visible in Explore in My PC. Sounds odd, eh? YES! But I believe there are functions not apparent that newer discs entail. Some of the hoops I have to jump through are just plain silly and have no basis on info I can see in Any DVD logs or other processes.
    THANKS to Any DVD, it's forums, moderators, development team and all associated! I come to support almost daily to see what OTHERS are doing and experiencing. Sometimes STUFF happens!
    Have a Reasonable Day...anything else is extra! ;- ) J.R.
     

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  10. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    have you tried uninstalling anydvd/running ccleaner or advancedwindowscare/rebooting/reinstalling anydvd ( http://static.slysoft.com/SetupAnyDVD.exe ) to see if that cures whatever is causing the problem?
    it sounds like a bit of a mider,but you never know until you try.
     
  11. JRude

    JRude Guest

    No problem since I updated the version of Any DVD. Different strokes for different versions and platforms is all I can conclude.
    I ONLY get my updates via the Slysoft site and reboot after every install to ensure a good config. Was not a problem to me per se, just...interesting! I browse the Support threads OFTEN!
    Keep up the excellent work!
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    :confused:
    What does that mean?

    It really doesn't matter if you are running an antivirus program (nor does it matter if you're behind a router).

    Installing Anydvd nor running Anydvd forces a browsers to the Slysoft website. It's just impossible without some other intervention.

    We're not saying you didn't buy Anydvd. We're saying Anydvd has nothing to do with browser behaviour (unless there's an update, and then Anydvd asks you if you want to go to the Slysoft website to update).
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  13. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Sygate was acquired by Symantec and they killed off firewall product among other things. I was a huge fan on the product. Symantec destroys anything they purchase if they don't simply annihilate it.