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Don't you just HATE these type of installs

Wynona

Active Member
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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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jeffrys

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Yes Jimbo,

pain....where you do not want it


Jeff
 

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Antilope

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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. :rolleyes:

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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HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
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.

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.

A First Look at the Windows Technical Preview - Page 2
 

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adamf

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HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
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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    8.1 Pro X64
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    Acer T690
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    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1
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