Apple Software Updater is still badware

The above is what Ryan Naraine reported today at his blog:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1335

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:

http://blogs.stopbadware.org/articles/2008/06/24/naraine-apple-software-update-still-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:

http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=17520&st=120&gopid=82433&#entry82433

The problem with Dodgy installers:  http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar&cal_id=1&code=showevent&event_id=50398

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