In today’s Tech Thoughts Daily Net News column, you’ll find a link to Ed Bott’s – How Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates. So, what’s new here? Not as much as you might think – unfortunately.
I first posted on the issue of unwanted Toolbars – or, PUPS (potentially unwanted programs) – in March 2010. Based on the indignation shown by the majority of commenters – it just might be worth another read.
MEMO TO: SNEAKY FREEWARE DEVELOPERS
That’s cool, that’s smart, (it cost you nothing by the way) – nevertheless, I’m appreciative.
But you don’t stop with just the free use of your application, you piggyback a toolbar, or some other non-essential item, as part of the install package. Listen…
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