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    Installers Hall of Shame

    This link contains a list of well-known programs that come with "uninvited" add-ons/ extras. Most appear to be of the non-malware variety - toolbars etc. - but still annoying if you're not told about them till during the install... if at all.

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    Re: Installers Hall of Shame

    Although I find such extras slightly annoying, I don't really mind as long as I do get the chance to decline them during install.

    I can understand that developers providing freeware, in particular non-commercial developers such as Piriform (CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler) get a bit of extra income by including other software in their installs. I'd prefer the "Install this unwanted extra" check box to be clear by default though.

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    Re: Installers Hall of Shame

    That's sadly amazing! I've got TEN of 'em on my system and not sure if I caught the unwanted junk. One day, when I have time I need to go on a <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> hunt ...

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    Re: Installers Hall of Shame

    In my few short years as a SysAdmin, I've run across many of them, and they really *are* a pain when trying to install just the software you want across a network. On more than one instance, I had to bite the bullet, install all, and then go back and uninstall the added "features" later. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>
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