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[3]: Gotta love it
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 12th Jun 2010 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gotta love it"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

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.

Companies like...

...wait for it...

...Microsoft.

Pay more attention to their actions, read some of their history and past "news" stories they'd rather you not know about, and maybe you too will realize that they can't (or shouldn't) blindly be trusted. At least not completely. IMO, no business should be 100% blindly trusted, but that's beside the point; this just applies to some companies more than others. Microsoft is certainly on this list of companies to watch out for.

Edited 2010-06-12 20:50 UTC

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