Freeware and shareware seems to come laden with 'extras' these days.
The DivX video player comes with Firefox and the Google Toolbar.
QuickTime (another movie player, graphic viewer and patch inducer) comes with iTunes.
Nero comes with the Yahoo! toolbar.
Can we please come up with a standard registry entry that I can set, which says "I download exactly those tools which I need – don't install any optional tools which are not intrinsically a part of the software which I am currently installing"?
I'm really sick and tired that I have to be awake and alert for every software installation, just in case someone manages to sneak a piece of software onto my system that I don't want.
I don't want Firefox; I don't want any extra toolbars; I don't want iTunes (because I like my music "unprotected" from my apparent inclination to thieve by choosing when and where I play music I've bought); I don't want anything but the software I downloaded.
Is that really too much to ask?