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Title: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: Thork on December 03, 2013, 08:23:12 PM
I just updated Adobe Flashplayer and without asking for a checkbox or consent or warning me in advance, they also installed McAfee Security Scan Plus.

I'm bloody furious.  >o<

I immediately uninstalled and went to Adobe to give them some abuse.

However thousands of people have beaten me to it and Adobe don't seem to care.
One such thread.
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/985413?start=0&tstart=0

Why is a suspected murderer's software being snuck onto my machine by adobe?  >o<
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: bj1234 on December 03, 2013, 08:29:39 PM
Yeah, I noticed that when I installed reader.  Apparently, when you download it, you have to uncheck it prior to downloading the file. Not when you install it like every other program.

Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: Thork on December 03, 2013, 08:32:35 PM
Yeah, I noticed that when I installed reader.  Apparently, when you download it, you have to uncheck it prior to downloading the file. Not when you install it like every other program.


didn't get an uncheck option. the update took me straight into the installer. >:(
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: bj1234 on December 03, 2013, 08:35:11 PM
Well that is bull shit then.
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: Rama Set on December 03, 2013, 10:13:28 PM
I just updated Adobe Flashplayer and without asking for a checkbox or consent or warning me in advance, they also installed McAfee Security Scan Plus.

I'm bloody furious.  >o<

I immediately uninstalled and went to Adobe to give them some abuse.

However thousands of people have beaten me to it and Adobe don't seem to care.
One such thread.
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/985413?start=0&tstart=0

Why is a suspected murderer's software being snuck onto my machine by adobe?  >o<

I fucking hate software add-ons like that. Also , nice straw-man at the end.
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: Blanko on December 03, 2013, 10:16:08 PM
Yeah, it's almost as if he's suggesting that not liking John McAfee is somehow possible.
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: la xasop on December 03, 2013, 11:12:20 PM
It always boggles my mind when people use proprietary bloatware and then act surprised when this kind of thing happens.
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: Thork on December 03, 2013, 11:14:11 PM
Acrobat Reader just popped up and told me I need to update it. It can get bent!  >o<
Title: Re: Adobe pushing McAfee crapware
Post by: Lord Dave on December 03, 2013, 11:14:58 PM
It always boggles my mind when people use proprietary bloatware and then act surprised when this kind of thing happens.
We expect bloatware to be bloated with its own crap, not someone else's.

This is why I wish the flash installer was a standard MSI instead of a crappy downloader.  (Well, by default)
Then I'd rip that shit out and laugh when it logs the errors!Aaaahahahahhahahahahahahha!!!!