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Windows 7: Microsoft update blunders going out of control

22 Dec 2014   #61
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
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But for whatever reason, when I updated on the XP computer the Flash update decided to instal McAffee without my consent alongside it.
The Flash Player Standalone/Distributed installers don't have any of the Opt-in/Opt-out junk.
Adobe Flash runtimes / Adobe Flash Player Distribution

I've never had any McAfee or other addons installed using these to update Flash Player.
imho they are much simpler and easier to use - no checkboxes to uncheck.

That strange DavidE, I had it both way with the standalone flash and shockwave installer. You still had to uncheck boxes. However, It has been awhile since I downloaded a standalone installer.


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22 Dec 2014   #62
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That's strange.
You peaked my curiosity so I just re-installed (updated) FP ActiveX and here are the screen prints of what I see.

Microsoft update blunders going out of control-fpinst-sp01.png

Microsoft update blunders going out of control-fpinst-sp02.png

Do you see something else using these installers ?
I do click "Never check for updates..." before clicking DONE in screen print 2.



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22 Dec 2014   #63
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

DavidE, This not meant to be rude, but it might come across that way, it is the way I write. I said I seen it both ways with & without. I think Adobe use to included the Ask toolbar a long time ago, wheter it was installed with web based or using the standalone. I can remember a time Adobe/ Macromedia had a slim version and a full version. The slim version contained no extras. The full version did whether it was a standalone or web install.
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22 Dec 2014   #64
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

No, that's not rude and don't worry about offending me ...
If I'm wrong, I prefer to know it so I don't post and spread wrong info.

I can't comment on "I think Adobe use to included the Ask toolbar a long time ago, wheter it was installed with web based or using the standalone."

I've been using these installers for "about six months" now, and they work for me.
I don't know how they worked or what they did "a long time ago" ...

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22 Dec 2014   #65
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I installed flash for Firefox last night and Mcafee security scanner was offered
I might add Firefox does have an unusual install I did do the Manual of course
Commonly with Internet explorer it usually only offers Google Chrome and or Google toolbar but I have seen Mcafee/ ask in the past but not in a while,
Cheers.
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22 Dec 2014   #66
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Did you use the Standalone installer ?
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22 Dec 2014   #67
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If anyone sees something different than what I posted in post #62 using a FP Standalone installer, please post your screen prints.
I'd like to know, as I recommend these installers to friends and family i help, and use them myself.
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22 Dec 2014   #68
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
That's strange.
You peaked my curiosity so I just re-installed (updated) FP ActiveX and here are the screen prints of what I see.

Attachment 343817

Attachment 343818

Do you see something else using these installers ?
I do click "Never check for updates..." before clicking DONE in screen print 2.

I think he means the software offered when you are about to download the installer, FP installers never offer software inside them, the download page does
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22 Dec 2014   #69
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do you see any other software offered when you download from Adobe Flash runtimes / Adobe Flash Player Distribution ?

I don't.
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22 Dec 2014   #70
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I don't believe it matters David most people simply don't look that hard for those download options,
Adobe has been offering crapware for a very long time with flashplayer/ reader/...
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