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    Cool Take the bad, with the Good

    Today, unlike years ago, when you elect to download one program, you usually get at least one more program that you don't necessarily want.
    For instance, many of us have installed and use "SUPERAntiSpyware". It's a good program and finds certain Adware, Spyware and Tracking Cookies that other programs miss.

    But, when it downloads, "Chrome" tags along and installs on your PC. It gives you NO choice in the matter. (just like a virus)
    It's evident by the Shortcut on the desktop. You must go into the Control Panel and "Programs and Features" and delete it. It fully installs without ever asking you if you want it or not. And even worse, it takes over as your default browser. Not Good at all! It acts exactly like a Virus or Trojan and should be treated as such. Eh?

    On other programs, some toolbar may be offered, like the "Ask Toolbar".
    Shockwave has even offered to install some Norton product, and will if you don't say "NO".

    Say "NO" to all toolbars, and add-ons for safety.

    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
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    Default Re: Take the bad, with the Good

    Good advice. I have gotten to the point that if there is not an Opt Out for this junkware tag along apps I will not install the original app either. I have always found other options.

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    Default Re: Take the bad, with the Good

    But ....... you have NO idea about the tag along software till the install is done. There is NO opt out!
    When the software you want is finally installed, you discover that some other software, like Chrome, has also installed and then you have to UN-Install it. That's the whole point of my story.

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    Default Re: Take the bad, with the Good

    What a PITA!

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    Default Re: Take the bad, with the Good

    Ah HA! You finally got my message! Eh?
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