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Battle of the Uninstallers

2002-04-25 00:05:12+00 by Shawn 5 comments

Via /., a multimedia player application - RadLight - is now not only detecting, but uninstalling software intended to detect and remove bundled spyware.

This practice of installing and uninstalling software that is not part of the core package is becoming a disturbing new trend. Somebody needs to stomp on this, and quick.

[ related topics: Privacy Ethics Software Engineering security ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-04-25 02:24:14+00 by: meuon

There are some things that almost justify vigilante justice.

#Comment made: 2002-04-25 07:06:55+00 by: Mars Saxman

Good god I'm glad I don't live in Windows-land. I'm astonished by the horrors people over there will put up with.


#Comment made: 2002-04-28 16:29:02+00 by: TC

Don't worry there are some Bad Laws on their way to make it even worse. AAAAARGH!

#Comment made: 2002-04-28 21:43:51+00 by: petej

The CBDTPA is just misdirection trying to keep our attention away from the BPDG so we'll think we're safe because the ridiculous law didn't get passed.

#Comment made: 2002-04-28 22:48:00+00 by: TC

Actually I think they are totally seperate stupidities but perhaps there was some embeded sarcasum in there to point out the stoooooopidity of BPDG. in either case When Elephants Dance is a must read.