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  1. Member budwzr's Avatar
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    Chinese bought up all the simple editors like CorelDraw. Beware that if you change computer you will get screwed trying to reinstall. They want you to buy new again.

    They act like they are honoring your previous purchase, but you just go round and round and can never complete the install.

    They bought up CorelDraw, Painter, Word Perfect, PaintShop, VideoStudio, and WinZip. Corel Home page has Chinese characters in upper left corner.

    They also hiked the prices 2X. Went from $50 to $100 now.
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    LOL i've never had any luck with things like "lifetime" licenses, any time the companies stop making money they sell out and the lifetime license goes poof...

    that one won't bother me, i was never a fan of any of their stuff.
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  3. I only looked at the websites for CorelDraw, WinZip and PaintShop Pro, but they still seem to be owned by Corel.
    "Copyright Corel Corporation" can be found on each page and there doesn't seem to be a shortage of Corel logos. How did you discover they're now owned by a Chinese company?
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    Doesn't show Chinese here. And "About" says their HQ is in Ottawa CA. Maybe you got hacked?

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    are you here - https://www.corel.com/en/ - and not redirected somewhere else? no chinese at this end either. there is a dropdown in the upper right to change languages but none look like your image.
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    Originally Posted by budwzr View Post
    Corel apparently sells software internationally. There are language settings on Corel's website, one of which uses Chinese characters. Perhaps you were directed to the Chinese page by mistake.

    The Chinese language home page could look exactly like your attachment if cropped.
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    Yeah, my attachment was cropped from upleft hand corner. Maybe Amazon mistake or International version. I didn't get hacked, I got both firewalls on.
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    Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    Doesn't show Chinese here. And "About" says their HQ is in Ottawa CA. Maybe you got hacked?

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    Yeah man, you are right. i got hacked. Something called ByteFence. It hijacked my browser. I wonder if Corel knows. I don't know how it got past my firewall. Windows didn't even notice. That thing is really stealthy.

    THANKS MUCH!!!
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    Google found a page about removing the Bytefence and its redirects which says the following: "ByteFence is a legitimate anti-malware suite that is occasionally distributed as a 'bundle' with other software."

    In other words, you probably installed Bytefence unknowingly along with some other software that you intentionally installed.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    you probably installed Bytefence unknowingly along with some other software that you intentionally installed.
    Yes, I was reinstalling Corel Paint X9 from a backup stored on Amazon.

    ByteFence hijacked my browser. How can it be legitimate?

    Thanks For Your Help!!
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    Originally Posted by budwzr View Post
    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    you probably installed Bytefence unknowingly along with some other software that you intentionally installed.
    Yes, I was reinstalling Corel Paint X9 from a backup stored on Amazon.

    ByteFence hijacked my browser. How can it be legitimate?

    Thanks For Your Help!!
    I have AVG's free anti-virus software on the laptop I use, which at one point installed a browser toolbar that caused browser redirects, and AVG serves pop-up ads about their other products.
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    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    All your base are belong to us.
    LOL arrrrr beeen a lonngg time


    been rick-rolled lately?
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