Installs without asking

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Installs without asking

Postby Pete » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:47 am

I use codec packs from sharke007. When updating to a new build, without giving me the option to not install, it tries to install the bing bar and does install the ask bar. To me, that makes it malware. Am I correct in calling it that or is it something else?
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Re: Installs without asking

Postby Michael » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:38 pm

I would certainly be extremely wary of installing software that bundles other programs by default, but most definitions of "malware" that I have found require an intent to harm a computer, which I would hope is not the case in this instance.

A more complete answer would almost certainly be presented if the question were asked in a location designed for security discussion - this forum is only intended for topics pertaining to Adblock Plus documentation and translation.
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