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Windows 7: Avoid extras when installing free software

08 Oct 2013   #21
gregrocker

 

Andrew what exactly is the problem you see in the SAS EULA?

We've been using it here for years and never had a complaint. It needs to have its trial version declined if not purchased and deselected from startup, is all I've seen.


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09 Oct 2013   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another thing you can do is after unchecking the things you don't want and down load the program you wanted. Check your computer for the things you unchecked. Sometimes you will still get them even though you unchecked them. Two that come to mind that installed after I indicated I didn't want them are Babylon and the Ask Tool bar.
Their also seam to be a lot more PUP than their use to be.
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09 Oct 2013   #23
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

^ You think ask is bad, don't even get me started on Babylon. I've waded through crap trying to fix a "slow" computer with that evil software on it.
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09 Oct 2013   #24
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
My mistake

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Andrew what exactly is the problem you see in the SAS EULA?

We've been using it here for years and never had a complaint. It needs to have its trial version declined if not purchased and deselected from startup, is all I've seen.
Ok. I take back what I said. I will own up. My mistake. I actually noticed
that wot was flagged in mistake. My major concern was what I read in the privacy policy. I misread it.

Anyways, disregard.

This is the worst software when it comes to crapware. Read the article here:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2310/...e-with-digsby/
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09 Oct 2013   #25
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

The latest IZArc (4.1.8) installer attempts to install multiple programs.

I updated AVG in one of my VMs yesterday and it has a tricky toolbar installer screen (I foolishly didn't screenshot it).
It has checkboxes and "Decline", "Back" and Next" buttons.
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10 Oct 2013   #26
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I updated AVG in one of my VMs yesterday
Ughhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AVG?
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10 Oct 2013   #27
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I updated AVG in one of my VMs yesterday
Ughhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AVG?
I had the installer "lying around" and I needed to install something in my VMs.
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10 Oct 2013   #28
gregrocker

 

Bloatware. What's amazing is that they were riding high 10 years ago as the best free AV, then bloated up and didn't even seem to notice as they lost all favor. They've never been regarded here as anything but bloatware during the whole Win7 era. You'd think they'd have noticed by now and slimmed down a bit.

Meanwhile Avast added the web crapware and gadget that seem designed to drive off users who don't want to be bothered, in the face of MSE which doesn't bother you ever again after a 30 second install. If I were Avast I would have dropped the annual registration but they seem to be going the other direction, in the storied tradition of AVG...

I don't mind declining the trial on MBAM during install because I know that its paid service is what I'd recommend for the chronically infected. None of my Typhoid Mary's and Harry's have ever gotten infected again after buying MBAM Real Time protection, and some of them seem to look for ways to get infected. I had one call me to ask how to turn off MBAM because it wouldn't let him download an infected player he wanted anyway. Some people can't even do porn right.
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10 Oct 2013   #29
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Meanwhile Avast added the web crapware and gadget that seem designed to drive off users.....
I don't see how thats crapware. Its easily turned off or uninstalled unlike avgs toolbar. Doesn't slow me down ether. Also if you choose custom install you can avoid it.

I like avast webrep, its just like wot (which I also have).

I do agree though they are getting a little pushy with ads, which you didn't mention but I will. But not to an extent that is frustrating.

Again, my opinion.
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10 Oct 2013   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Greg how about the people turn off their security programs because it stops there torrent download and then post they don't know how they got infected. It must be because this or that security program has failed.
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