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Adobe drives me mad again


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#1 Broni

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

Got pissed off again.
I went here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to install the latest Adobe Flash
Right form the start, it wants you to get Free McAfeeŽ Security Scan Plus:

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Surely, I un-check that "option" and I click on "Agree and install" button.
On a very next screen, it tries to install "something", without even saying what.

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If you carelessly click on "Allow" button, you'll find out what "something" is:

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I'm not sure, if right off the bat everyone knows, what "Adobe DLM" is, so I assume, many people will click "Install now".
I didn't, but if you click on "Cancel", you're done.
Nothing will install, or download.

This is how Adobe really care about your computer security.
On one hand, you should keep Flash up to date, since it often has security holes, but Adobe forces unsuspected people to get all kind of garbage along.

Finally, I found a link for download only. Here: http://fpdownload.ad...h_player_ax.exe


Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 June 2010 - 05:06 PM.
Move to All other Apps. ~ OB

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:06 AM

You can always download all Adobe plugins Flash, Director, Air from Filehippo.com

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:05 AM

Saying this from memory but, Adobe DLM is "Adobe DownLoad Manager", its a one time plugin to install Adobe programs(such as flash player). Its perfectly safe, and can be removed quite easily. They've been using Adobe DLM since about mid-CS3 era (I believe the reason is to help prevent download accelerators from being used on their servers).

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:12 AM

Looks like this may be an Adobe/Mozilla conspiracy. Didn't run into it with IE8

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

You can always download all Adobe plugins Flash, Director, Air from Filehippo.com


Good call :thumbsup:

Its perfectly safe, and can be removed quite easily

I do NOT want to install it and that was my initial point. I don't want to install anything, what I don't ask for.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:48 PM

I get the point Broni and totally agree with your point. I don't want anything until I okay it. Lets see, M/S download sneaks in a little something is Firefox with a down load and now Adobe is trying to slip in a little something with there security update. I have a idea. Bleeping Computer should request people from both companies to explain why they try these sneaky things. Do it here on this site.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

I do agree that I prefer direct installs, but I still don't see how its a big deal. They're not downloading anything in the background, it asks you to install Adobe DLM, once you do, it downloads flash and installs it.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:48 PM

I don't want to install any Adobe DLM, because it's not necessary to install Flash, but that particular page won't allow you to install Flash without allowing Adobe DLM installation.
Once more, I don't need any extra garbage on my computer.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:31 PM

I don't want to install any Adobe DLM, because it's not necessary to install Flash, but that particular page won't allow you to install Flash without allowing Adobe DLM installation.
Once more, I don't need any extra garbage on my computer.


Can I get an Amen Brother.

It seems like EVERYONE is doing this to us and then folks wonder why they get malware. They are so used to getting crapware installed with legitimate programs that they have just been conditioned to say "yes" to anything.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:48 AM

And I don't want any freaking toolbars nor do I want the McAfee scanner. I wish they would stop all of that, most of the people I know don't even know how that stuff gets installed, which basically means they don't pay attention when they are installing stuff. Most toolbars end up causing issues anyway and need to be uninstalled.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:56 AM

It's been almost like a disease for a while. See here: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/...-hall-of-shame/

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