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Crapware attached to updates from Java, Adobe and others

By jgetz ·
Can we please stop the madness?!?!? I can deal with companies like Java and Adobe Flash/Reader etc. who supply their services for free and make these offers as a way of generating a little income so as to keep their services free. But can we please NOT have the check box default to the checked condition? As part of the IT team where I work I am constantly having to remove this from our corporate computers because an untrained user clicked update and didn

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wrong forum

by john.a.wills In reply to Crapware attached to upda ...

this belongs in Discussions, perhaps even around the water cooler.

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Derp

by ZOMBlE In reply to Crapware attached to upda ...

Why do you have users updating gear on the corp workstations? Shouldn't you have policies in place restricting users from doing dumb things? Seems like you should be complaining about yourself.

But, I agree... crapware is a pain.

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Let Them Live With It

by a.portman In reply to Crapware attached to upda ...

I have largely stopped cleaning the crap. Clean and re-image take more time than they are worth if Ms. User is going to reinstall the same 5 toolbars in a day. But I will explain why your computer is "slow" and why you "cannot get your work done" to your supervisor. Whose computer also has three toolbars installed.

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