@Cowface: I don't think what happened with Tatsuma Taguchi is a coincidence. Before doing any of the AExtras download offers I did some research to see if they were safe, and invariably the offers were malware. I know AE means no harm, but they really need to reconsider just who they let onto the AExtras page.
Edit: There are many examples of this, but here is one of them, to give you an example:
In the U.S., on the Mechquest SuperRewards AExtras Page, there is an offer called "Download GamingHarbor to get 1000's of free games!"
A google search for "gamingharbor spyware" shows many people on sites such as Yahoo! Answers complaining about GamingHarbor. One report from a not-especially-reputable website wouldn't be enough to convince me, but there are quite a bit: there's this one and this one and this one and this one and this one. And that's only on the first page of Google. And that's only one offer. Other malware offers include: Webfetti Toolbar, Web Tattoo, Desktop Smiley Toolbar, and Duck Hunt. And I haven't actually downloaded any offers, so I'm not sure if there are other offers that aren't listed as malware on several websites numerous times. Add in the fact that I have only looked through the MQ offers, and the fact that I've only seen the U.S. offers, and there are quite likely many more malware-causing offers in AExtras.
< Message edited by Besjbo -- 7/20/2009 3:54:37 >