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Dell comes with spyware pre-installed

By Dr Dij ·
an IT company founder is suing dell after finding My Way Search Assistant pre-installed on his brand new computer. He tried to remove it with anti-spyware, finally gave up and called dell who charged him $49 to remove it. He says this is like your doctor infecting you so he can charge you to cure the infection.

I guess this does not hurt my perception of how dell treats its consumer type customers. My opinion of them is already in the toilet.

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Mine did

by OnTheRopes In reply to Dell comes with spyware p ...

I saw that Dell-spyware news yesterday and googled it but couldn't find much in the way of recent news. The blog your link refers to is dated July 21st, 2005.

I bought a Dell last year in June. When I was going through it removing all of the pre-installed garbage I had to remove MY Way Search Assistant too.

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That's Nasty!

by Dr Dij In reply to Mine did

but if you could remove it, I'd think a guy who started a software company could!

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by jim_stables In reply to Thought you might be inte ...

Dell has had numerous complaints about this, and has provided a link for it's removal

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