The above is what Ryan Naraine reported today at his blog:
He tried to update Apple Safari to v3.1.2 (it’s a security update for the browser) using Apple Software Updater but the updater will also install iTunes and iTunes+Quicktime. It’s pre-checked.
Stopbadware.org is asking users if you will consider Apple Software Updater as badware:
IMHO, it is dodgy installer and because of this, I updated the thread over at Calendar of Updates by adding again another entry for Apple Software Updater.
See the list of the growing number of Dodgy Installers which pre-checked and includes unnecessary software:
The problem with Dodgy installers: http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar&cal_id=1&code=showevent&event_id=50398