BAN THE CHECK

Larry Seltzer registred the domain bantheckeck.com (Nice, Larry!)

It’s bad enough when regular software throws in other packages that you didn’t expect. But when you get an uninvited install with a security update, that’s going too far.

[banthecheck]Now a Microsoft MVP screen-named MowGreen is starting a campaign to get vendors not to default to installing other programs when they install security updates. It’s called BAN THE CHECK because the checkbox to select installation defaults to on. I bought the bantheckeck.com domain, so I guess I’m in on it too now. For now it just redirects to MowGreen’s page on bleepingcomputer.com.

http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/08/ban_the_check.php

Related blog entry here on the above: http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archive/2009/08/01/installers-hall-of-shame-patchers-demand-security-updates-only.aspx

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