Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 15:45 UTC
Internet & Networking It might be common, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to wail against it - especially since I was not familiar with this particular case. As it turns out, several of Adobe products' download pages have opt-out checkboxes to also install Google Chrome. This was spyware-like behaviour when Apple did it with Safari and the iPhone Configuration Utility, and it is still spyware-like behaviour when Adobe and Google do it with Chrome.
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by FadeFx on Tue 27th Sep 2011 08:34 UTC
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2011-08-01

The actual trick adobe uses, that is anoying me, is that they show the download button for their software, then it takes a moment (usually the time one needs to find the download button with the mouse) and then the opt out for the additional package apears, so many users just click the download button in that very moment. This has been this way for years now...

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