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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boldingd
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2009-02-19

I hate that QuickTime Helper will register itself to run on startup. I hate that, if I remove it, every time I run an application that uses QuickTime, QuickTime Helper will re-register itself to run at start-up. I am confounded that Apple doesn't provide any way to tell the damned thing, "I do not want to waste resources on this wretched little wad of filth" -- I mean, "don't run on start-up."

At least, that's how it used to be. I'd remove QuickTime Helper from start-up, be happy for a little while, play EV: Nova once... and bloody QuickTime would be back in my system tray on next reboot. Pretty annoying.

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