When will software developers stop offering unnecessary software on software updates?

A friend of mine asked if he should also install Google Chrome when updating DivX Plus Player.  I told him "no, it’s not necessary. Uncheck all boxes for Chrome installation and other modification on the browser by Chrome".  I told him also to always do this action to other software updater or installer that will try to install a program that he don’t want or require. Since I have a DivX Plus Player that I haven’t update myself (because I disabled automatic checking of DivX updates) and yup, there was an update:.  It is v8.1.3: When I clicked "Next" button, … Continue reading When will software developers stop offering unnecessary software on software updates?