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#1 Ironman273

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:25

I know it's a weird request and I'm not sure if I'm even phrasing it right but I want to teach my son how to install programs that have a section that will install other applications like Chrome, Mcafee, etc.  The more software it wants to install the better.  I'm not looking for malware, just want to show him what to look for with out next, next, nexting through the whole install.

 

Hopefully that made some sort of sense.




#2 :B: Rex

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:35

Imgburn  http://www.imgburn.com/

 

they have gotten sneaky and added crap to their installers



#3 zhangm

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:41

I don't know of any legitimate programs that take the user through one or more installation nags. I've noticed that WinSCP does now include OpenCandy:
http://winscp.net/eng/docs/opencandy

Another sneaky one is Java - every update comes with pre-checked boxes to install the Ask (I believe) toolbar.

Also, with screenshots:
http://www.neowin.ne...-in-installers/

#4 Marshall

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:44

Damn it, I just downloaded some "freeware" recently that was loaded with bloat/malware. I swear I had to un-tick 5 boxes worth of useless software before installing. When I come across it, I'll post back. (Y)



#5 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:54

Avast Free Antivirus has a box that asks if you want to install Chrome with it.  Skype also has a few boxes about changing your homepage to Bing.  Hope this helps a little.



#6 Xerino

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:55

Realplayer or America Online software... you really wanna screw your system up, install both of them hehe



#7 Raa

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:06

Install FoxIt. It wants to throw ... "extras" on now.

 

Many "free" programs do though.



#8 John.D

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:08

Install any Cnet install. They repack and reinstall their crap into these installers. It'll probably kill your system. You'll be sorry you asked lol



#9 Marshall

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:18

Agreed, Cnet has really gone downhill in the past couple of years. They force you to download their downloader (as ignorant as that sounds) and bundles it with adware/spyware, you name it. I used to respect Cnet, not so much any more.



#10 Cute James

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:41

Slightly off-topic, but I try avoid free software that is only available as an .exe installer for these very reasons.

 

If the program itself is only a single .exe with a few libraries, there's no reason it cannot be supplied as a zip file and run portably.



#11 i_was_here

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:07

Have your pick:

 

http://www.calendaro...showtopic=16109



#12 primexx

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:04

surprised nobody mentioned uTorrent. It's got like 5 different adware prompts throughout, with *different kinds* of selection/checkboxes for each. That 1MB installer is so full of junk that the program's already fully installed by the time you click through the wizard. you don't actually see an installation progressbar at all.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:05

surprised nobody mentioned uTorrent. It's got like 5 different adware prompts throughout, with *different kinds* of selection/checkboxes for each. That 1MB installer is so full of junk that the program's already fully installed by the time you click through the wizard. you don't actually see an installation progressbar at all.

Has it become that bad? It's been a while since I last installed µTorrent. 



#14 primexx

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:11

 

that is an awesome thread!

 

Has it become that bad? It's been a while since I last installed µTorrent. 

 

yea, i don't complain much about it because i can avoid it all and they nicely have prefs to disable all the in-program ads, but tonnes of people are still sticking to 2.x because of the 3.x bloat. apparently only a small fraction of the installer is the actual program (uTorrent 2 installer is 300k).



#15 OP Ironman273

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:14

Thanks for all the replies :)  I didn't think I'd get so many suggestions.  I was hoping you'd understand what I was asking for and apparently you did.

 

Thanks i_was_here for that link.  It's exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks to Relativity_17 for the link to a thread right here in Neowin.  That'll help also.  Thanks everyone else for your great suggestions too.