You know the sort of thing

The system tells you that a existing application on  your computer needs updating and presents an update screen

The problem is that all sorts of other download options are offered (which you don't want) with their default tick box set to accept

Either because you are in a hurry, not aware or overlook these option tick boxes you simply press the update button

'Hey Presto' as if by magic you find you have downloaded all sorts of other programs that are not wanted and have to begin the endless process of removing unwanted 'dross'

Oracle(Java) and their toolbar option as well as Adobe Flash with McAfee Scan are prime examples of this stunt.

Well Oracle, Adobe or anyone else if I wanted these other programs I would go to the appropriate web site and download them myself. With your updates, I do not want to download anything other than the simple update so stop 'conning' users into accepting other products

You are wasting my time and that of everyone else who has been caught by your predatory approach - alternatively just tot up the time your user base spends trying to unload all the extra rubbish you confuse us into downloading

When users are presented with additional options THE DEFAULT SHOULD BE SET OFF (do not accept) and user should have to make A POSITIVE ACTION TO ACCEPT other downloads

Any other approach to this is underhand and sly by hoping to execute an optional download on the users oversight or mistake

SO STOP CONNING THE USER BASE WITH OPTIONAL DEFAULTS SET ON

ALL OPTIONAL DEFAULTS SHOULD BE SET OFF

THE USER SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO OPT IN AND NOT OPT OUT

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