Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

itunes always installs ipodhelper running in the background, as well as a couple other services. I have no need for a ipod/phone. Its crapware as far as I'm concerned. I can clean it out, but every update of itunes puts it right back.

Also,I wish updates and new programs that I have selected to ignore would stay ignored ... forever. I don't care if there is a new point release of safari or itunes. If I didn't want the previous one, I still don't want the current one.

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sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

itunes always installs ipodhelper running in the background, as well as a couple other services. I have no need for a ipod/phone. Its crapware as far as I'm concerned. I can clean it out, but every update of itunes puts it right back.

Also,I wish updates and new programs that I have selected to ignore would stay ignored ... forever. I don't care if there is a new point release of safari or itunes. If I didn't want the previous one, I still don't want the current one.


Stop using crapware then. It's not like there aren't choices around that install only what you want and not what they need you to have. People keep bitching about malfunctioning software as if there were no way out. The way out is pretty clear. If you can't see it...

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, that would be the logical response to ban all apple software from any of my computers. Some day's I feel like doing that. I don't / can't at work because I need to use safari to test out sites. At home, they aren't installed on my windows computer. I guess I'm more complaining about cleaning up the software on computers of friends & family.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I hate that QuickTime Helper will register itself to run on startup. I hate that, if I remove it, every time I run an application that uses QuickTime, QuickTime Helper will re-register itself to run at start-up. I am confounded that Apple doesn't provide any way to tell the damned thing, "I do not want to waste resources on this wretched little wad of filth" -- I mean, "don't run on start-up."

At least, that's how it used to be. I'd remove QuickTime Helper from start-up, be happy for a little while, play EV: Nova once... and bloody QuickTime would be back in my system tray on next reboot. Pretty annoying.

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