Thanks for the reply, Adam.
We will remove our detection for now, since your CTO will look into this and fix where needed.
We will review this again at a later date and re-add detection if needed.
Some explanation as to why we were detecting:
(we aren't the only Vendor detection this though..)
As in above example with Tigzy. Since he is a developer, he decides where he hosts his software. Many developers prefer to only host it on a few mirrors, so in case of an update, they can manage it/deal with it immediately, so people always have the latest version.
He also decides if he wants his software wrapped with additional 3rd party software. If he would have wanted to do this, he could have included that in his main software already.
Many developers decide NOT to bundle additional 3rd party software in their software, so the user gets what he asks for, without additional bloatware.
Then it becomes misleading/incorrect practice if someone else takes his software, wraps a downloader around it which installs additional 3rd party software while they aren't actually hosting the software.
That's how people are misleaded, because they complain that they have downloaded "Roguekiller" and got extra toolbars on top. That makes it PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), also, because this happens without the developers knowledge.
People blame the developer, because many do not understand it's actually only the downloader which is responsible for the 3rd party software and not the main software.
This can harm a company/developer's reputation.
Also, while the developer decides his software should be totally free
(without 3rd party apps/affiliates), it is incorrect if someone else earns money on the developers' behalf, without notifying. If the software is actually hosted on the site, then I can see there's a need for this, after all, servers/domains/bandwith isn't for free either.
But in this case, the software was not hosted on 01net.
So, to resume:
* It is misleading/incorrect practice to:
1) Put software on your site, without actually hosting it, where it's being wrapped with a downloader (which actually downloads from the developers site instead of 01net. servers) with additional 3rd party software included WITHOUT notifying the developer.
Correct approach would be:
1) If you don't host on your own server, do not wrap a downloader around it with additional 3rd party software.
2) If you host it on your own server, inform the developer and make an agreement if it's ok to wrap it with a downloader with(or without) additional 3rd party software.
Basically, it's all a matter about agreements.
I hope this gives some clarity on the situation.