I wrote a few years ago about stealth installs, but the practice continues; I thought I’d give another example of what to watch out for.
Today I updated a couple of modules of Free Studio from DVD Video Soft; notice I link to them because they provide a really useful suite of products that work well, for free. I get that they don’t do this as a labor of love – they need to monetize this somehow, and I suspect the foistware issue continues because it helps the bottom line. So be it – but the consumer should be aware of the rules of the game, because what you get is often not what you want or need.
During the install, you get this dialog box. It tells you exactly what you’re going to do to your computer, so nothing is really hidden there.
If you just go…
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