This is a discussion on Question about pokerstars within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; I was just wondering why Equilab is not allowed while playing on pokerstars but programs like Flopzilla are, i emailed them asking the same question
Interesting. I don't personally see why equilab would not be allowed since you have to enter the data manually. However, clearly Stars feels differently. Their website says that they don't want you using tools that provide advice beyond the basic level. That sounds to me like they are giving Equilab a big thumbs up review in terms of quality. I'm definitely going to take a more serious look at it. Thanks for the lead.
I've looked into this more and have read some of the historical discussions on other forums. The one thing I really don't like and didn't know before is that the Stars software is apparently snooping on your computer for the programs that are prohibited and unaccetable for use while running the Stars client.
September 28th, 2017, 9:42 PM
Iryna Stryzheuskaya [1,785]
PS have strict rules. Be careful.
September 28th, 2017, 9:49 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & Question about pokerstars
Do you run these programs simultaneously?
My understanding is you replay hands through them after you leave the site, to improve your poker knowledge for when you are engaged next.
September 28th, 2017, 10:03 PM
Nick Sun 
I emailed pokerstars about software, considering their terms of service mentions that its use is not allowed.... and they got back to me by banning me, my gf, and my entire family from ever using their services lol.
I also asked how it was fair that someone not using tracking software can have all of their hands tracked and loaded into a database for someone to sell to a company like poker crusher..... and argued that no use of any tracking software seems to be more in line with their ToS....
but hey, my account was instantly flagged for suspicious activity and since I let my gf log onto my account to sign up for the EPT freeroll the day before they argued I was multiaccounting and that she doesn't exist and... stole all our money lol.....