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Don't you just HATE these type of installs

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    I didn't realise how filthy my screen was until I saw that. Time for a brush...
    LOL!

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  2. #22


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Even MS is getting in on the act. I just installed Skype for desktop and it tried to change homepage to MSN and default search provider to bing...
    Wow! Thankfully I already have my home page set to my.msn.com and I use Bing for searching.

    I don't use Google because it's just too invasive (or it was awhile back).
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  3. #23


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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Yes Jimbo,

    pain....where you do not want it


    Jeff
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Before installing a new software, I always check, if it listed on Softpedia. They post only malware clean software and if the application is ad-supported. They do not even list my favorite KCSumo, because it's installer is full of junk, but it is still the best update checker out there with almost every soft available.
    Thanks for the tip about using Softpedia to get malware free software. I'll will definately use them in the future. I quit downloading from CNET because of the garbage they were adding to software and I won't go back.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Even MS is getting in on the act. I just installed Skype for desktop and it tried to change homepage to MSN and default search provider to bing...
    Did it change it or ask you to change it? Big difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Wow! Thankfully I already have my home page set to my.msn.com and I use Bing for searching.

    I don't use Google because it's just too invasive (or it was awhile back).
    I dislike anything Google and you’re correct, it is invasive. I think Bing Smart Search is so much better and now it’s integrated in 8.1.

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  6. #26


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Did it change it or ask you to change it? Big difference.
    Only asked to be fair to them.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Did it change it or ask you to change it? Big difference.
    Only asked to be fair to them.
    Ok and fair enough it is. I don't mind being asked, for it may present a better choice for me. But it's like jimbo explains, it's when they try to sneak or force it upon me that gets my goat.

    I don't have Apple products, but I know Google is notorious for it.
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