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List Of Dodgy Installers ....

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List of dodgy installers ....

Adobe Flash Player - Google Toolbar

Adobe Reader - eBay Desktop

Advanced SystemCare formerly known as Iobit advanced one care - Yahoo Toolbar (selecting no will still do changes on the system)

AOL Instant Messenger - AOL Toolbar

Apple’s Software Updater - Safari Browser, QuickTime, iTunes

Applian FLV Player - Yahoo Toolbar

Auslogics Registry Defrag - Ask Toolbar

AVG 8 - AVG Security Toolbar (Yahoo Search bar)

BitComet - Google Toolbar

BitTorrent 6.1.2 - Ask Toolbar

CCleaner (standard installer) - Yahoo Toolbar <<<Offers ‘Lite’ version, without toolbar

Comodo Firewall Pro - Ask Toolbar (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)

Comodo Internet Security, Antivirus & Firewall - Ask Toolbar (added 12/6/2008)

Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 - Google Toolbar and BETA of Moovielive

Daemon Tools - Search tool and sponsor ad module

Defraggler - Yahoo Toolbar

DivX - Yahoo Toolbar

Foxit Pdf Reader - Ask Toolbar and ebay shortcut in desktop

Free Download Manager - prechecked and bundles Software Informer

Glary Utilities - Ask Toolbar

GOM Player - Google Toolbar

GoogleTalk - no addon but will change default search setting of IE

GoogleEarth - Pre checked Google Toolbar installation

ICQ 6 - ICQ Toolbar

IrfanView (Google Toolbar for IE and Google Desktop Search)

Logitech Setpoint (Logitech Yahoo! Toolbar)

Maxathon 2 - Facebook Sidebar Plugin

McAfee Site Advisor update - (Yahoo! default browser search) (added 12/6/2008)

MP3 WMA Converter - Yahoo Search and Delio Comparsion Shopping Toolbar

Nero Burning Rom - Ask Toolbar (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)

PC Tools Firewall Plus - Google Toolbar and Threatfire

Recuva - Yahoo toolbar

RealPlayer - Google Toolbar - Delisted not! CoU member Pat reported that the installer do not have Google toolbar anymore which I (Donna) confirmed. Note: This product is badware. See the post here. Current report: RealPlayer installer have Google Chrome as pre-checked. See report here.

Shockwave Player - Norton Security Scan or Google Toolbar

SIW (System Information for Windows) - Crawler Toolbar

Skype - Google Toolbar

Spyware Doctor - Google Toolbar

Spyware Terminator - Web security guard, Crawler

Sun Java RE (online installer) - Google Toolbar / Live Search for Windows Toolbar

Sun Java - OpenOffice.org

Trillian - Ask Toolbar and Weather Channel Desktop

Unlocker 1.8.7 - eBay Desktop shortcuts

Veoh media player - Yahoo toolbar, search engine change & search protection

Webroot SpySweeper - Ask Toolbar (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors) Delisted. Please see the post here. Listed again. See post here

Winamp - Winamp Toolbar

Windows Live Installer - Windows Live Toolbar and Sign-in Assistant

Windows Update - Windows Genuine Advantage Notification - (pre-checked, not required, should not be high-priority)

Windows SteadyState - Windows Live Toolbar

Winzip - RegistryBooster

xplorer2Lite - Conduit toolbar

YaHoo! Instant Messenger - YaHoo! toolbar, with ‘YaHoo! Search Protection’ and homepage change to YaHoo!

ZoneAlarm - SpyBlocker (Ask Toolbar) (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)

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