Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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Updaters run amok
by Leroy on Mon 28th Sep 2009 17:08 UTC
Leroy
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2006-07-06

Whether it pushes software automatically or "asks" you, this updating business is running amok. I don't need every application trying to update automatically. It eats up CPU cycles and internet bandwidth.

Watch out if you do update. Remember when you had to select what you wanted to install; now you select what you don't want installed. Java is sneaky about it. I've seen many a toolbar installed on IE. Who needs a toolbar?

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