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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2016, 05:40:48 pm »
Real Player recommends Teoma Search and Toolbar... and offers Norton Security Scan.  Although these are NOT prechecked, the user must manually decline each offer.  List updated.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #121 on: June 16, 2016, 03:49:07 am »
Got a new one here on PDF Shaper

After starting install you get the Install Additional Software screen picture here. All checked too.
Then I unchecked it and in installed PDF Shaper Free.


This is Free version and Pro version I do not know.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #122 on: June 16, 2016, 07:13:32 am »
I use the 'pro' version and that is clean :)


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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #123 on: June 20, 2016, 02:33:54 am »
I use the 'pro' version and that is clean :)

Thanks hayc59
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #124 on: July 03, 2016, 02:19:13 pm »
Thanks hewee and hayc59... I have updated the list with the free version information.  I used the PDF Shaper site for my download and FF as my browser... I saw the prechecked version of Wow.com (part of AOL) homepage and start page tab.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #125 on: July 04, 2016, 01:05:38 am »
You're welcome Wingman.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #126 on: July 07, 2016, 05:59:08 pm »
You got BurnAware Free - Includes a mandatory OpenCandy install.  Clean install (No OpenCandy)  Updated by hayc59 Aug 16, 2015

The Clean install (No OpenCandy) link is http://www.burnaware.com/404.html so dead.

If you look at the download page http://www.burnaware.com/download.html your see below.

All versions are multilingual and work under Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit).
You can download a full version of BurnAware Free or evaluation versions of BurnAware Premium / Professional and try it for 10 days.
Download these files, to upgrade your product to the latest version. Also you can download free version without additional offers.

So just need to edit info on this.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #127 on: July 09, 2016, 03:01:41 pm »
Thanks hewee :)
Updated the (no-addon) link.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #128 on: July 10, 2016, 06:01:28 am »
You're welcome Wingman.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #129 on: July 19, 2016, 04:58:16 am »
Updated Divx 10 Pro as it comes with PC Speed Maximizer now!

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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #130 on: October 22, 2016, 09:19:22 pm »
Adobe Flash Player now includes a prechecked offer for (password manager)  True Key by Intel Security , along with the McAfee Security Scan software.  Updated list.


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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #131 on: November 17, 2016, 03:44:45 am »
CutePDF Writer File Version 3.1.0.3

From http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

Changed from Ask toolbar to Teoma as Search and Homepage.

http://content.teoma.com/static/tm/documents/legal/en/eula.html

Here is the ODD Part.

You see things unchecked as in the image here but it gray things out on you so the unchecked boxes are your only thing to pick.

If you close out that with X in upper right you then get Speed UP MY PC.
Then if you Decline it closes down the installer.

That was from the Zip file.

I then download each file but all was the same but when I Decline  the Speed up my PC it took me to the installer.

Talk about a dirty way to install.

But all seems okay and CutePDF Writer only is working without the rest it really wanted you to trick you into installing.

EDIT:
Ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it found this.

PUP.Optional.APNToolBar, C:\Documents and Settings\Harry\Local Settings\Temp\is-0PAP4.tmp\Offercast3130_ARS_.exe, , [074f249d5e3cfe38f69f03c504fc50b0],
PUP.Optional.APNToolBar, C:\Documents and Settings\Harry\Local Settings\Temp\is-PACGR.tmp\Offercast3130_ARS_.exe, , [2e282899e5b5bc7acbcadeeadc24fe02],

Offercast - APN Install Manager
Copyright: 2010: (c) Ask.com.  All rights reserved.

So Ask is still in control of the trash it tried to install.
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #132 on: November 20, 2016, 12:17:12 pm »
Nice post hewee... updated list. Thanks. ;)
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Re: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
« Reply #133 on: November 21, 2016, 04:05:25 am »
Thanks Wingman. Yea was shocked to see how that happen and the waiting to get screen shots etc was when I got to see I needed to wait to install without added junk.

Edit typo: It is without added junk
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