OT: C|Net's Download.com adware, spyware, malware hijinkx.
perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Dec 11 18:52:22 UTC 2011
On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 05:32:00AM -0600, Ryan Coleman wrote:
> On Dec 10, 2011, at 12:30 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 13:05:05 -0600, Ryan Coleman wrote:
> >> So, wait, Firefox is Malware? Did you notice that with FF4
> >> they changed it so that you didn't get prompted on launch
> >> it overrides your default but instead it's a checkbox inside
> >> the installer?
> > I've never installed something in "Windows" so my
> > opinion has limited fact-backup here. I don't even
> > see from your post _what_ they changed in FF4 - the
> > default browser? The home page? Additional toolbars?
> > Some advertising? Hmmm…
> You no longer are prompted on first load of the program to change your
> default browser. That's done for you on the installation program.
> Which is *EXACTLY WHAT I SAID*
I understand your point, but what you said exactly was only that it
"overrides your default", and not what default was overridden.
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