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archangel_one 1322 days ago | link | parent

My Firefox currently has a plugin named "Windows Activation Technologies". I assume this was installed by Microsoft; presumably it's not spying on me logging my data although I don't of course know that for sure. But there is no option to uninstall it, so by your definition that is indeed evil.


halostatue 1322 days ago | link

You get that if you do a Windows activation through Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.

Would you prefer the alternative of only being able to activate Windows through IE?

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shadowfox 1322 days ago | link

You can also choose to run an application each time and paste in a result, if I remember right.

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sudont 1322 days ago | link

Would malicious be a better term?

I'm assuming you could fix this, but the majority of computer users would have no idea what this is, or even that the plugin architecture exists.

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trezor 1321 days ago | link

You are prompted to install this plugin if you try to activate/validate Windows or other software via Firefox instead of MSIE.

At least Microsoft let you choose to install this and what browser you want to use.

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