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[4]: Gotta love it
by vaette on Mon 14th Jun 2010 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Gotta love it"
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You install software updates on Ubuntu just like you do on Windows, and the .deb packages run arbitrary scripts, just like installers on Windows. And, of course, nothing forces these scripts to be bug-free or the package description from not mentioning some key information.

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