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 phreck on Mon 14th Jun 2010 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gotta love it"
phreck
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2009-08-13

I am curious how to fly so blind as to produce a bug that installs some unasked for extensions to a non-microsoft-owned nor -supported software.

As I understand it, this is a bit like when chimps finally author the next Shakespeare novel.

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