Talk:Blinkx

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Malware[edit]

It looks as though one of their products Beat is bundled with malware. I personally got 3 separate malicious packages installed when I installed it. Many other users have had the same problem (links below) I would like to add an entry to relay the information, but an Über-wikipedian won't let me edit the page.

http://download.cnet.com/Blinkx-Beat/3000-2257_4-10880018.html
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080923231734AAGvH2y
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic179461.html
http://www.supportspace.com/support/solution/BlinkX_screensaver_makes_itself_default._5785543
http://www.malwareremoval.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=40964

If anyone else has better, more definitive or authoritative links please edit the page to alert unsuspecting surfers as to the pitfalls with installing their software.

Geordie1977 (talk) 04:22, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree, the structure of WP is more and more diving into some good old hierarchy of grumpy mini-fuhrers, defeating the idea of a community based encyclopedia entirely. Blinkx is very clearly associated with malware/adware/fishy script and that should be allowed to be mentioned, otherwise it looks as though the aforementioned structure is not any longer independent (meanwhile also a known fact that should be mentioned in the WP article about WP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.171.19.208 (talk) 23:34, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
) 174.67.214.168 (talk) 07:42, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


I arrived here looking for information on their suspicious PC program; this article presents Blinkx as a very legitimate company. There ought to at least be a section noting their malicious software practices. bendodge (talk) 12:43, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

If you care to add one, here's an instructive reference: http://www.benedelman.org/news/012814-1.html   Maproom (talk) 14:22, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
@Maproom: Thanks; I did some reading on it and wrote a short summary. Seems there's been quite a battle between Edelman and Zango, and now blinkx. bendodge (talk) 00:32, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Restructuring?[edit]

Blinkx is now "part of the RhythmOne group" as per website TOS. Don't know if that's a renaming or buy out. But the company is no longer trading as BLNX but under RTHM on London stock exchange. The company's mostly operating as an ad network, AFAIK, video search seems defunct via blinkx.com, while the umbrella company has recently acquired All Media Network. Zuckerberg (talk) 15:56, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

@Zuckerberg: I'd petition that if some editor takes the time to transmogrify BLNX into RTHM (or whatever their current corporate structure is) that the editor preserve at least one mention of the adware connections. Many people come here seeking information about blinkx-branded software on their computers. Yet another rebranding shouldn't automatically whitewash the controversial adware history. bendodge (talk) 16:03, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
@Bendodge: Agreed. Let's wait for someone who is inclined to commit...

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