Freephone, also known as VoiceIP, is a variation of the Transponder spyware program created by Direct Revenue, LLC, later known as Best Offers Networks. It is a spyware program that disguises itself as a browser helper object. Freephone/VoiceIP was originally going to be marketed as being “Adware Free,” until the fact that it had adware was leaked. Freephone is also associated with the ABetterInternet adware program.
The spyware component monitors the user’s Internet browsing to deliver targeted ads. It collects data from the temporary files and transmits it to a remote server, which then processes it and delivers the custom ads. It also has the effect of slowing down the computer’s performance, compromising the computer’s stability, and potentially leading to program crashes. It is highly recommended to remove this program.
Direct Revenue, LLC, later known as Best Offers Networks, was affiliated with Soho Digital Entertainment and was a notorious purveyor of spyware. After several court cases and class action suits, they disbanded in October 2007. They were the subject of the Transponder Gang website. Though Direct Revenue is now defunct, their spyware programs still exist as a threat on the Internet.
You can remove the Freephone/VoiceIP software from your PC by using the Add/Remove Programs software in Windows, or by other products such as CCleaner. Doing so will uninstall the shell program itself, but it will not get rid of the spyware components of the software. To do that, you will need to use a powerful spyware removal program. Out of the many antispyware programs available, ZookaWare PC Cleaner is the most quick and effective antispyware program to remove all traces of the Transponder spyware program.
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