It really has not been a good week for zFire. As he desperately tried to fix the gaping security holes in his software, and kept breaking it in the process, he rolled out a grand total of 6 updates in a week. Sim owners have become heartily sick of updating. His server was offline for up to 5 hours at one point, attracting criticism and for several days there were no updates being taken into the database. More criticism was fired at him when he disabled the alt scanner HUD for several days, only to relaunch it without any changes.
Also last week zFire Xue claimed Linden Lab approval for and impending public endorsement of his spyware:
by zFire Xue » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:17 pm
[…] I try to explain and they make up random stuff.
Wait until they see an LL endorsement. I have asked to meet with them regarding a public endorsement to put all the lies to rest and help the security of SL businesses, economy and reduce drama to improve the enjoyment of secondlife.
Greenies are in serous trouble with LL.
Three days later Linden Lab responded by delisting RedZone spyware from their marketplace.
The last product review for his software before it was delisted read:
big redzone problems
Posted February 15, 2011 by Jeremiah Grigorovich 1 star
This thing has never worked as it said. It keeps listing me as alts of people, that I don’t even know. How do I get my money back?