Windows 7 ASK Toolbar -- Opt-In Option with SUPERAntiSpyware (free)

Discussion in 'Windows Security' started by Corrine, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Corrine

    Corrine Microsoft MVP

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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Welcome to the site, Corrine :)

    Thanks for this post - It's a shame to see more and more security solutions opting in to advertising and promotion of these crapware toolbars, I personally wish there was no such thing as toolbars - so many times I've come across people's PCs who have their browser screen almost half concealed by Google, Ask, Conduit toolsbars just to name a few.
     
  3. Corrine

    Corrine Microsoft MVP

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    Thank you for the welcome, Mitchell_A.

    Unfortunately, vendors such as Ask, pay very well for each toolbar install -- more depending on the country, which is often why we have seen software vendors including a toolbar in the version for the U.S. but not other countries.

    The pay-per-install is the reason for the pre-checked/opt-out scenario we usually see. Vendors are counting on consumers to blindly click next > next > next, without paying attention to what is on the installation window. That is why it is unusual for a vendor to include the toolbar as an opt-in.
     

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