AVG Toolbar Deceptive Installer Bundle with EDF Shareware

Started by Jeremy Collake, October 18, 2014, 09:32:53 AM

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Jeremy Collake

A recent installer 'offer' I ran into that was particularly deceitful.


1. 'Custom Installation' is grayed as to appear to be disabled (it's not).
2. 'Custom Installation' does not clearly indicate that is the path to opt-out.

Documenting these as I happen to run into them. I encourage everyone to do the same.

After getting past this offer, naturally a second one was presented for some other crap I wasn't intending to receive when I chose to download this software.
Software Engineer. Bitsum LLC.


Interesting, but anyways, I always check did it will asking for EULA or not, but this should not be useful if the bundle is their own software, as you has been agree on it. :P

And my security software will block the bundle install as well, even sometimes it can be pass by changing the behave of installer, but most of the time the installer need download the bundle installer, so I has time to stop it, and I hope I don't has time to stop it.(means at least 100Mbps Broadband) ;)
And ya, funny fact, my double click mouse like to fall and click the next double time, so you know. ::)