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    Böse Is Adware really necessary?

    Just installed the new version of D-Tools and was surprised to find malware packaged with it... Any comment?

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    Yes, you can deselect it in the installation options.

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    Without a good reason they donґt put it. Always can install without the adware
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    does still register users can get an adware free installation file... like the first 4 version...?

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    @quirky9 - no not at the moment, both customers and non-customers get the same installer. But this will change with the (hopefully) next release

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    Quote Originally Posted by bohmr
    Just installed the new version of D-Tools and was surprised to find malware packaged with it... Any comment?
    Not DT's fault that you didn't take the time to read what you're installing. If you did read it you would have noticed that it only takes one extra mouseclick to NOT install the searchbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reef
    Not DT's fault that you didn't take the time to read what you're installing. If you did read it you would have noticed that it only takes one extra mouseclick to NOT install the searchbar.

    It's not their fault? Who put it in there? If it's so easy to not install it, don't put it in the distro.

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    He means...
    If your going to be doing things like making and mounting images of copy protected discs, your obviously a reasonably savvy computer user.
    And as any reasonably savvy computer user will tell you, blindly clicking the next button is a very unwise practice.
    All it takes is a quick look over the setup billboards to see that there are checkboxes there, with one of them being an easily accessible opt-out for the spyware.

    If you were to get a free gun somewhere, would you then proceed to aim it at your friends and pull the trigger before checking if it's loaded?

    Good Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmphetaMarinE
    He means...
    If your going to be doing things like making and mounting images of copy protected discs, your obviously a reasonably savvy computer user.
    And as any reasonably savvy computer user will tell you, blindly clicking the next button is a very unwise practice.
    All it takes is a quick look over the setup billboards to see that there are checkboxes there, with one of them being an easily accessible opt-out for the spyware.

    If you were to get a free gun somewhere, would you then proceed to aim it at your friends and pull the trigger before checking if it's loaded?

    Good Day
    As everyone who owns a gun knows, you NEVER point it at anything you don't want to shoot, regardless of whether or not it's loaded; it's a matter of principle.

    By your post, are you saying that people who arn't quite as computer savy, or arn't as intelligent, or have a disability, or simply prefer the 'Express install (recommended)' option that's turning up on installers nowadays, DESERVE to have the adware installed on their computer?
    Is then this adware installation simply a trap for the ignorant?
    To me, this seems simply immoral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakingSpirit
    As everyone who owns a gun knows, you NEVER point it at anything you don't want to shoot, regardless of whether or not it's loaded; it's a matter of principle.

    By your post, are you saying that people who arn't quite as computer savy, or arn't as intelligent, or have a disability, or simply prefer the 'Express install (recommended)' option that's turning up on installers nowadays, DESERVE to have the adware installed on their computer?
    Is then this adware installation simply a trap for the ignorant?
    To me, this seems simply immoral.
    ShakingSpirit... there is no express install option in the Daemon-Tools installer.
    There are several billboards with some information and a next button.
    Do you go ahead and install a new ECU in your car without first getting installation instruction?
    I think not, unless of course you are a seasoned veteran at ECU installation.
    As with d-tools.
    The setup information is there in front of everyones face.
    If you are too silly to read it, then immoral or not, i believe you deserve to have spyware installed.
    And i'm sure these ppl who do the mad next, next, next, finish thing have much more spyware installed from their latest "crazy girls of hot cars desktop screensaver" (or whatever these strange things get called lately) setup....

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