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AZinOH

join:2007-04-25
Swanton, OH
kudos:1

Java Updates Different...Why?

With the last 2 Java updates on my XP box (7_13 & 7_15), I received the offer of a McAfee Security Scan which I declined. The same updates on my Vista box offered the installation of the Ask.com toolbar which I also declined, but no mention of McAfee. Is this just the luck of the draw from Java, or is there something else going on?

AZ


Cudni
La Merma - Vigilado
Premium,MVM
join:2003-12-20
Someshire
kudos:13
said by AZinOH:

Is this just the luck of the draw from Java

That is it.

Cudni


goalieskates
Premium
join:2004-09-12
land of big
reply to AZinOH
FWIW, my Win7 64 update also offered McAfee instead of the Ask toolbar. No biggie - just say no.


TheJoker
Premium,VIP,MVM
join:2001-04-26
Charlottesville, VA
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If you select the offline installer rather than the online installer, you won't have an optional toolbar included.
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HarryH3
Premium
join:2005-02-21
kudos:3
reply to AZinOH
It's just Larry Ellison's way of trying to monetize the "free" software (and support headache) that came along with his purchase of Sun.


StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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join:2000-08-06
Galt's Gulch
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This is why I never ever, unless there's NO choice, download stub installers. That's why they exist--to download and install (sometimes without asking) crapware.

Always download full ("offline") installers. The links to these are often posted here. Do NOT use the standard links (to stub installers)--unless of course you like crapware.
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Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!


trparky
Apple... YUM
Premium,MVM
join:2000-05-24
Cleveland, OH
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1 recommendation

I use the Ninite installer for Java. It downloads the full installer and completely automates the installation process and makes sure that any included foistware isn't installed.