As we all know,
Only the sun rises for free.
So, first thing that comes to mind when finding a nice looking piece of freeware,
BEFORE just hitting the "Install" button as everyone else does
is, ask ourselves where does the author get his benefits.
If you can't find any plausible source, then you might consider not to install.
And of course, like in this case, RTFM before starting to accuse people.
, as CobbleHillGuy already explained
in his post: (and now follow that link in there!!
!, don't just read the text)
........ you can still block all of them, even the whitelisted ones, as explained here. .......
In case you don't know what RTFM means,
, well, that explains it all, doesn't it ?
And for as far as installation goes,
take your time to read the conditions you agree to when installing. Even when it is boring !!
By the way, during installation, I have seen so many people just blindly click through the installation without realising what they accept in some of the pop-up screens, like a nice searchbar, or some other unwanted crap....
People often complain about stuff that was installed, where they have agreed to that in the first place !! , just didn't take the time to check what they agreed upon.
Take your time to make sure you are installing what you think you are installing.
That saves you so many unwanted surprises !!
Take some more time during your installations,
and you will be rewarded by the lack of many sorts of unwanted crap.
And in case you take RTFM serious as well, you will start to enjoy the installed software to the full on top of that.