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Windows 7: Legal or not..? Unasked for software riding in on downloads.

30 Oct 2013   #11
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I don't use Java these days and I use the Chrome browser which has it's own version of flash updated along with chrome.
That's not the point. The point was using it as an example of a software needing close scrutiny when installing.
I agree.


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30 Oct 2013   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Because this "foistware/adware" gets bundled and downloaded, even tho' you elected not to have it ... AdwCleaner will clean the junk. Also, it has a Hosts Anti-PUP/Adware that you can download by clicking the tools button.
Download here: AdwCleaner Download
Save it to your desktop.
Click to open, click "scan".
After you get the .txt log ... run it again and click "clean".

This program is being updated continually, so run it again and click "uninstall". You can always download a fresh and up-to-date copy if needed.


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30 Oct 2013   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Anyone speak French? Can you translate this box?

Legal or not..? Unasked for software riding in on downloads.-capture.png


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30 Oct 2013   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the tip Jacee.

@ Golden, can't help you there.
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30 Oct 2013   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

If you install the anti-PUP the confirmation? boxes are all in French, hence the question.
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30 Oct 2013   #16
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Anyone speak French? Can you translate this box?

Attachment 291762
Mise jour = Update

du = of

fichier = file

filtrant = filtering

effectuer = To be done, to be executed, to be carried out

I don't speak french but if you need it in the future French English dictionary | translation French English | Reverso

Translation
Mise jour du fichier HOSTS filtrant effectuer
Update of the filtering file HOSTS to make
http://www.reverso.net/translationre...french-english
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30 Oct 2013   #17
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

CNET is possibly the worse offender at this practice. I avoid them. You really have to watch all freeware and shareware, many have tag-a-longs. I set up a old box just to screen downloads with.
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30 Oct 2013   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think what Golden is hinting at; if things were in English it world be more understanding to us English speaking people.

The only reason I ever downloaded it the first time was because Jacee recommended it. Otherwise not being something I can read and understand I would of never tried it.

Their is a good possibility others think the same way.
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30 Oct 2013   #19
x BlueRobot

 

I would suggest reading the Terms and Conditions, or any small prints when installing programs. Usually, especially with Java and Adobe, it will mention programs which will be installed on your system.
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30 Oct 2013   #20
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I would suggest reading the Terms and Conditions, or any small prints when installing programs. Usually, especially with Java and Adobe, it will mention programs which will be installed on your system.
That's a good point; at the very least, at least scan them. I've now made a habit of doing this every time I install something... courtesy of both Adobe and Java
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