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Windows 7: Hall of Shame - by Ed Bott

29 Apr 2011   #11
outlawed

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

CCleaner is an unnecessary program? ROFL. If anything CCleaner has dramatically improved not only my computer speeds, but my privacy as well.
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29 Apr 2011   #12
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Nobody said that CCleaner is an unnecessary program.
The discussion is around the various tool bars, home pages and other things that come in the installer for some packages of freeware and get installed automatically unless you are vigilant and opt out of them.
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29 Apr 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Uncheck here if you don't want to not have the Toolbar.

Now uncheck here if you want to agree to our License and still don't want to not have the toolbar.

Seriously, it can take paying close attention for years to learn all of the tricks, and then they come up with new ones.

Yet I am completely cool with manufacturer's larding on the sponsored bloatware to keep prices ridiculously low (perfect widescreen Toshiba lappies or Acer towers for $349) as it has given me a whole new mission in life and keeps us busy here.
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29 Apr 2011   #14
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, true, but it's a minor trade-off to uncheck them to get it for free.

The problem is that sometimes uncheck the boxes does not relieve us of some of these "inconveniences". Ask toolbar, for example, although we deny permission for its installation still creeps into the
hidden system folders. And it's not uncommon to be surprised to find it there when we open the browser.
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29 Apr 2011   #15
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It just requires actually reading everything while installing to do so.
This is the problem though.

While I can understand that it covers costs, I still find it really irritating...


~Lordbob
What is that juggling ape....another unchecked option?
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29 Apr 2011   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It just requires actually reading everything while installing to do so.
This is the problem though.

While I can understand that it covers costs, I still find it really irritating...


~Lordbob
What is that juggling ape....another unchecked option?
That purple juggling ape is a necessary component of every computer.

~Lordbob
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29 Apr 2011   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The purple gorilla replaces the "Search" doggy for Windows 8.
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29 Apr 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like one of those iternet polluters that I sometimes see in mails that were sent with Incredimail.
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29 Apr 2011   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The purple gorilla replaces the "Search" doggy for Windows 8.


~Lordbob
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29 Apr 2011   #20
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Where can I get the free lobster dinner?

YouTube - Numa Lobster Dance - stop motion

Will I need a shell command?

Regards....Mike Connor
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