Black21Jack said:I have never played Golden Palace for money and cashed out however I did have a strange experience with their software. I downloaded it and installed it on my computer and played for fun for a while but decided I wanted to uninstall it. When I initiated the uninstall the screen popped up and said "if you would like to uninstall Golden Palace click continue otherwise click cancel" however the only button available to click was cancel so I went into my c:/ folder and manually got rid of it. About an hour later I heard the lobby music playing from my computer, came up and saw Golden Palace had reinstalled itself and was running. Now when I shut my computer down the software somehow made it so that Golden Palace would run on startup and ask me if I wanted to make a deposit. My homepage on my IE mysteriously got set to the Golden Palace website and would go straight there everytime I started IE. So I removed it again, it has not reinstalled yet but every second day I get a popup on my computer screen that says "It has been detected that Golden Palace has been removed from your computer. Would you like to download and install Golden Palace? Yes No" Has anyone had this happen and if so is there some kind of file they may have hidden somewhere on my drive that I can erase and keep this from happening?
jetset said:This is some bad stuff. Presumably its just one of their many "guerilla" marketing tricks. Did you ever ask them WTF they thought they were doing interfering in your privacy and your property?
jetset said:GP certainly has a *colourful* past and the more recent streaker marketing has not endeared them to the big events they disrupt, but this is something more sinister imo - leaving unwanted pop-ups on a client's harddrive is really going too damned far.
Whether it's their own nasty little gimmick or something Playtech has dreamed up for them (Playtech is I think their third or maybe even fourth software provider historically) isn't clear yet.
Has anyone else encountered this stuff from GP after they have uninstalled?
Blackjack, if you try JPM's recommended solution would you post the results here, please?