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Windows 7: Firefoxers howl as privacy add-on auto updates with 'bloatware'

19 Jun 2010   #11
FerchogtX

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

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
I use Firefox... and I don't have such problems... are they downloading from official site?

See ya!!
In case you misunderstood, the complaint is not with Firefox itself, but rather with a popular third-party extension/addon for Firefox.
XD Now I got it... thanks for clarifying

See ya!!


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19 Jun 2010   #12
Flappyraccoon

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Indeed they should have, although I was mostly stating that for the people who said they are done using TACO. Mainly since they couldn't believe the developer would do such a thing.
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21 Jun 2010   #13
Souljacker

Windows 7
 
 

Well it is a little ridiculous. Some of these add-ons out there are getting out of control, and the line between legitimate\useful programs and just flat out bloatware is getting blurred.

I think that Mozilla should be keeping a closer eye on these add ons.
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22 Jun 2010   #14
Pikey

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

So hands up then all Firefox users who have this installed? .. anybody?

joking aside .. I've been using Firefox for a few years now and I've never heard of it ..
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22 Jun 2010   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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So hands up then all Firefox users who have this installed? .. anybody?
Installed? Never even heard about this extension till this thread.
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22 Jun 2010   #16
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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So hands up then all Firefox users who have this installed? .. anybody?
Installed? Never even heard about this extension till this thread.
Nor did I.
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22 Jun 2010   #17
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I actually did have it installed, but uninstalled and switched to beef taco as mentioned above. Got tired of all the "girls in las vegas who want to date you" type adds that seem to mystify adblock.
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22 Jun 2010   #18
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I can understand where they're coming from. The developers should, by default, advertise the original version (2.0) and the new version (3.0). 3.0 could be considered "PLUS" or something generic like that.
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24 Jun 2010   #19
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Um...be careful what you download?
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24 Jun 2010   #20
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Yes, but nobody could have possibly seen this coming.
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