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Why do you Bundle Spyware with your Product?

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spyware spī′wâr
n.    Software that secretly gathers information about a person or organization.
n.    Any malicious software that is designed to take partial or full control of a computer's operation without the knowledge of its user.
n.    programs that surreptitiously monitor and report the actions of a computer user.

By the very definition of Spyware from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Google and all of its wares are spyware in every respect.

Yet you bundle their spyware browser Chrome, as an option in your installer. It just seems a bit contradictory to be doing business with a company that by all rights, should have all of its products in your spyware definition database.

I get that they would just crush your company like an ant on the sidewalk if you were to take such a bold and pioneering measure, but knowledge is spreading of their invasive practices and a day is foreseeable when the public opinion will not be so strong for the likes of Google.

A hard break will be needed for companies to maintain their reputations. Companies in the business of spyware removal will be questioned about why the public wasn't informed of this by them sooner and why some were, if fact, in bed with Google themselves.

I'm sure that this will get taken down because that is just how things are dealt with anymore when someone has a controversial thought on the internet, but I just had to say it before I deleted your software after a good 10 years+ of what is a great program. 

However, I cannot stand with a business that bundles the very things that I use it to protect me from. It makes no sense. 

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Hi godmode8

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I'm sure that this will get taken down because that is just how things are dealt with anymore when someone has a controversial thought on the internet, but I just had to say it before I deleted your software after a good 10 years+ of what is a great program

I'm happy to leave it up as it adds a debating point for members.

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However, I cannot stand with a business that bundles the very things that I use it to protect me from. It makes no sense.

Well if you're using the Inter-webs (which you are) then everything you do is being monitored so unless you were to go 'off grid' then tracking of any kind will always be an issue.

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spyware spī′wâr
n.    Software that secretly gathers information about a person or organization.
n.    Any malicious software that is designed to take partial or full control of a computer's operation without the knowledge of its user.
n.    programs that surreptitiously monitor and report the actions of a computer user.

By the very definition of Spyware from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Google and all of its wares are spyware in every respect.

Yet you bundle their spyware browser Chrome, as an option in your installer. It just seems a bit contradictory to be doing business with a company that by all rights, should have all of its products in your spyware definition database.

Section 2 of that definition states Any malicious software that is designed to take partial or full control of a computer's operation without the knowledge of it's user.

This is not actually the case as the user clearly has the choice not to install the extra's nor does Google take control of a computer without the knowledge of it's user.

In the case of Section 1 and Section 3 see my answer / opinion from the second quote. (I should point out this is only my opinion and does not represent those of SAS or Support.com).

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A hard break will be needed for companies to maintain their reputations. Companies in the business of spyware removal will be questioned about why the public wasn't informed of this by them sooner and why some were, if fact, in bed with Google themselves.

Would this not also apply to FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Yahoo, Outlook, Microsoft, Apple, Banks, Building Societies and so on. The list is endless, so I re-iterate, unless someone goes 'off grid' there really is no way of not being tracked and monitored these days.

I'm sure more members will no doubt have their own opinions on the subject, do I like having to Custom Install things? No. Do I like having to select 'Got It' or 'Accept / Deny' with each website I visit? No. But it does appear to be a part of the web trends that exist and can be vital for a company that wishes to make money by allowing such options into their programs. I wish I had a product that was so popular it was picked by a big company to pay me money for (essentially) advertising their product / company.

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