I just discovered what is already known, but was never mentioned on DC, so here it is:
- Promotional feature: Added fully optional shortcuts to eBay during the installation. Simply untick "eBay shortcuts" in the choose components page during install if you do not wish to have those.
On all systems I installed the new version I experienced the problem described here
The problem with this version is that it installs a program called eBayShortcut.exe. The installer even gives you the option to deselect this but unfortunately it gets installed anyways. What makes it worse is that it is not uninstalled correctly by the installer which is a big problem.
I can confirm this, of course I unchecked the "eBay shortcuts", but it was installed anyway (on WinXP twice and once on Vista).
The batch file published on the mentioned site or here
for removing this stuff works, but I still found another instance of this file at C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\AD ON Multimedia\eBay Shortcuts\
It's probably harmless, but this a reliable and fast way how to destroy a good reputation of otherwise extremely useful application.