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Windows 7: Why does crapware still exist?

15 Jan 2013   #1

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Why does crapware still exist?

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Summary: If you followed security experts' advice and manually updated Java this week to fix a critical vulnerability, you might have gotten more than you asked for. Oracle probably makes tens of millions of dollars a year from crapware, and big venture capitalists see it as a growth business.
Read more here:
Why does crapware still exist? Follow the Silicon Valley money trail | ZDNet

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15 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote:
Summary: If you followed security experts' advice and manually updated Java this week to fix a critical vulnerability, you might have gotten more than you asked for. Oracle probably makes tens of millions of dollars a year from crapware, and big venture capitalists see it as a growth business.
Read more here:
Why does crapware still exist? Follow the Silicon Valley money trail | ZDNet
Well this has been going on for a while now that is why I tell people to pay attention to the install process seems like everything has a hidden extra and you have to hit decline like 4 times to get to the real product

This comes at no surprise because the average user just clicks yes to everything and a the student of the game actually thinks outside of the box when it comes to these situations

Doesn't take much to just look at what is going on but we live in a world where people forget others are trying to take from them on a daily basis and i know we use our bank accounts etc on here and it's damn scary that still people turn a blind eye to these kinds of things that are really harmful
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15 Jan 2013   #3
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I used to worry about that stuff, but as soon as I get my share of the money from this guy in Africa I'll be set for life and never have to worry about it again.
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15 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

The thing is java used to be quite good, and many large programs are built on it. I remember neooffice for mac was built on it, and blackberry Desktop manager is built on java.

The ironic thing was one of the reasons why java got so popular is because it was supposed to be secure.
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15 Jan 2013   #5

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I am always careful with deselecting any check boxes, for the every reason of crapware being installed, although most of the time it is easy to remove, it's still much easier just to take a few extra seconds to read the check box description.

You always need to be careful, especially when your installing a free version of a program, for example Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware, the 'free trail' is enabled by default, which then means you are forced into purchasing the full paid version of the program at the end of the trail.
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15 Jan 2013   #6

 
 

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I used to worry about that stuff, but as soon as I get my share of the money from this guy in Africa I'll be set for life and never have to worry about it again.
I hope you are not referring to the nice man who promised to help me get my forgotten uncles, who recently died, secret bank account. He said he would only keep 65% of the 10 mil.
I told him it was worth it !
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15 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Prem x64 SP1, XP SP3
 
 
Cuz Micro$oft integrates it into it's OS by default?

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15 Jan 2013   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I used to worry about that stuff, but as soon as I get my share of the money from this guy in Africa I'll be set for life and never have to worry about it again.
I hope you are not referring to the nice man who promised to help me get my forgotten uncles, who recently died, secret bank account. He said he would only keep 65% of the 10 mil.
I told him it was worth it !
Shush, it's supposed to be a secret.
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15 Jan 2013   #9

 
 

Oh sorry !
I don't know what I'm sorry about, you never heard nothin' from my big trap.

Come to think of it, my uncle once lived in Nigeria !
Huh, coincidence ?
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15 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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Why does crapware still exist?
Maybe its to help keep all of us alert and on our toes?
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