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Author Topic: Installers Hall of Shame  (Read 5080 times)

Darwin

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Installers Hall of Shame
« on: September 18, 2008, 06:21:15 PM »
Courtesy of Bill Pytlovany's blog, here's a link to a listing of program installers that insist on installing "extras" by default, such as toolbars and the like.

The problem has gotten so bad over the past two years that I ALWAYS select Custom install if it's offered to me; not doing so virtually guarantees that I'll be uinstalling something, usually Yahoo toolbar. I'm taking my cue from Bill and bookmarking the list  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 07:21:21 PM »

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Re: Installers Hall of Shame
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 01:44:03 AM »
It's incredible - it seems to have become totally "acceptable" :mad:
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 03:10:52 AM »
I was thinking of some kind of autohotkey-autoinstaller that would have data files for versions of products and a general settings area where you could check/uncheck 'set desktop shortcut' 'install toolbars' etc that most programs ask, I don't know why the installation routine is not built in in windows more to give these options centrally. Sadly I don't have the time but the idea might help someone ;)

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Re: Installers Hall of Shame
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 05:32:16 AM »
On a side note, we also have the Uninstallers' Hall of Shame....


These are the left-overs ("empty shortcuts") on my desktop  from the last couple of weeks:

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empty-shortcuts-on-desktop.gifInstallers Hall of Shame


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