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Download.Com is now bundling Free Software with malware ?

 
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TheLiquidator



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Download.Com is now bundling Free Software with malware ? Reply with quote

Just read this on the kubuntu forum

http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3119668.0

If it's true, it seems alarming to me. Any thoughts anyone?
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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading the original article, it seems more like a case of bundling foistware with the desired software.
It also questions CNet's use of tademarks in the foistware installer, that lead naive users to believe they are installing the package they actually want.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I hope M$'s money was worth the tarnishing of the C|Net / Download.com name.
Reminds me of...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbOfnj67ZwM
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