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Crapware attached to updates from Java, Adobe and others

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Crapware attached to updates from Java, Adobe and others

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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    john.a.wills

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

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    ZOMBlE

    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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    a.portman

    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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    john.a.wills

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

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    ZOMBlE

    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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    a.portman

    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.