| ||Download.com wrapping downloads|
174 points by forgotAgain on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 32 comments |
|Download.com is now wrapping downloads with their own installer.|
I just tried a download of my product and I find it really sleazy the way they wrapped it. By default they install a toolbar, change the user's default search engine to Bing, and change the user's home page to MSN.
I wonder how Microsoft feels about being associated with such a sleazy activity which acts directly against the interests of developers.
They have a FAQ page here: http://cnet-upload.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2064
If you want to opt out they will "carefully consider your request on a case-by case basis" sent here firstname.lastname@example.org
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