May 21st, 2004, 08:40 PM
what can anyone tell me about Promptcast?
hi, i take survey's for a website called www.surveys.com sposedly you can receive money for taking surveys ( i havent got any yet!) and anyway promptcast is a program they want you to install to take video surveys and the like... well does it contain spyware or anything that will harm my computer??
May 21st, 2004, 08:44 PM
May 21st, 2004, 08:52 PM
If it want's to install itself onto your computer, chances are it is spyware. Stay away from it and any other program/website that want's to install anything onto your computer. Be very wary of what you download as well.
May 21st, 2004, 09:02 PM
one think that i've learned in life is that, Money is not free and you have to do something for it. Taking surveys hardly seems legit.
BTW...they say they give you a chance to win cash prices. Not necessarily pay you money for taking surveys.
May 21st, 2004, 09:05 PM
That bring's up a good point Cybr1d, who the hell is going to pay anyone money to take a survey? Gotta be a catch in there somewhere. It's alway's good to use common sense when you come across these thing's.
May 21st, 2004, 09:21 PM
Actually, there are tons of legit business (on the net and in ummm... real life) that pay you to take surveys.
Surveys are big money (think of AC Nielsen, JD Powers,... - not exactly the smallest companies). Before the internet was common-spread, they'd have to print out tons of survey forms, waste money to have them sent out, process them all by hand,...
Companies pay big bucks for opinions, and the survey companies make big bucks with surveys, gathering opinions. If you know what the public thinks, you're on a goldmine.
It's not exactly a get-rich-quick scenario, and in your case, TheTexan (being a student and all), I'd advise you not to waste your time on them. Most surveys only pay around $5/hour of work. Sometimes, there's a hidden gem, but it takes time (time you should be spending studying... or getting a real job ) to get to recognize them...
That was $50 in 12 minutes... heh.
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May 21st, 2004, 09:21 PM
Actually it's quite a common tactic of market research companies to offer money in return for your time. The more "qualified" the targeted demographic the more money they are prepared to pay. At work I am often offered $25, $50 or $75 for 20-30 minutes of my time, (at least once a month). If the survey is something I am interested in and the money is right... I'll participate, but they usually degenerate into pretty boring crap so you can answer away and work at the same time.
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May 21st, 2004, 10:14 PM
Well i have a real job, but i was just wondering if this was even worth persueing... thanx for the opinions and help yall.
May 21st, 2004, 11:59 PM
I find this kind of odd, surveys.com states right here that Promptcast doesn't install any kind of spyware/adware.
all you had to do was click the Promptcast tab on the main page, go about halfway down and you would have seen that there's a specific section dealing with exactly what you're asking.
When you install the Surveys.com PromptCastŠ program, the installer will NOT put any monitoring software (e.g. "spyware", "adware", or otherwise hidden applications) on your system. Surveys.com has no interest and will not collect any information on you without your consent We do NOT install any advertising modules or "spyware" which can track your web surfing habits or anything else you might not know about
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May 22nd, 2004, 03:57 AM
If it sound to be true it more in likely is. Don't just push a button in any old site, beware of what goes on your computer. I found when you do those types of downloads, they get into your system and can log everything you do and go. So don't do it.