Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:27 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has fixed the distribution scope of a toolbar update that, without the user's knowledge, installed an add-on in Internet Explorer and an extension in Firefox called Search Helper Extension. Microsoft told us that the new update is actually the same as the old one; the only difference is the distribution settings. In other words, the update will no longer be distributed to toolbars that it shouldn't be added to. End users won't see the tweak, Microsoft told Ars, and also offered an explanation on what the mystery add-on actually does."
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RE[2]: Gotta love it
by vaette on Sat 12th Jun 2010 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Gotta love it"
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That's just precious. Why would Microsoft "on purpose" install a piece of software that gives them no advantage at all since it does nothing?

I have no idea what made you such a bitter suspicious person, but I think you need to try to get a bit more perspective.

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