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The good, the bad and the ugly of downloading programs

It has become quite common to bundle up lots of stuff from various  vendors  in a download whether the person downloading wants it or not. To be fair they do give options to accept or decline and sometimes even after declining they get in any way.

These programs may not fall in the 'bad' and 'ugly' categories but they are not required by the user and they  should not be bundled.

You may have to get rid of them from your Add/Remove programs and there are some add-ons to your browser that you may  have to get rid of and some of them cannot be disabled and produce horrible pops-up ads. I think  this process should be more 'ethically managed'.

I have had similar experiences while trying to install the latest version of flash; almost anything from Softpedia web site and even Microsoft.

Here are the programs that got into my computer even after declining them in the installer windows while installing Silverlight 5.

 
I just needed Silverlight 5 and find minimal interest in the others. It took a while to get rid of the unwelcome visitors.
 
Here are programs I removed from my computer:
 
 
 
 
 

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