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Re: Windstream's Service Agent
More interesting tidbits.
As AzinOH said I too remember a time where it tried to install the "Broadband Checkup Center " and I had to go through the "Walled Garden" process but I remember I got around that but can't for the life of me remember how.
@kosmickuntry... That's fine for some but I don't let any program "Do their thing" hahahahah. If it's not needed.... it's killed. :O)
quote:Maybe for new first time customers? I was over at his house yesterday and totally removed his network and reset his 4300 modem. I was able to manually install the DNS server entries and set the network back up and had no "activation wizards" anywhere and it worked fine.
I know for a fact that the 4300 has a activation wizard that you got to run thru (it supposedly helps you get up and running.
So I'm still at a loss as to explaiin why it was installed if it's not required to access the ISP and I know it's not because I DONT have it installed (on a 1704) and now he doesn't either (on his 4300). And either way it has no use other than advertising and selling thier services.
From their Windstream's Service Agent page:
Benefits of the Windstream Service Agent:
Download, install, and activate existing Windstream Internet
View and purchase available Windstream Internet services
Access account information (such as billing due date and email addresses)
Chat with technical support
Plus, as an added benefit, you'll get the Windstream toolbar
And what services do they say you need....
Below are some of the services you can purchase:
-- Online Data Backup
-- Tech Help
-- McAfee Security Suite
-- Windstream's Internet Explorer Toolbar
-- Kidzui Browser
-- Credit Guard ID Protection
-- PC Protection Plan
I used to do highjackThis logs and taught spyware/adware removal a few years ago so to me this is nothing more then a way to sell their products/services and as such would have been tagged as "adware" and removed.