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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:22 PM

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(all list's updates after 9/18/09 provided by our members)

[last updated: 2/18/2010]

Below is the current list of dodgy installers:

* Adobe Flash Player - McAfee Security Scan, or Google toolbar
* Adobe Reader - eBay Desktop
* Adobe Shockwave Player - Norton PC Checkup
* AnVir Task Manager - Registry Cleaner Pro
* AOL Instant Messenger - AOL Toolbar
* Apple's Software Updater - Safari Browser, QuickTime, iTunes
* Applian FLV Player - Yahoo Toolbar
* Auslogics Registry Defrag - Ask Toolbar
* AVG 8 - AVG Security Toolbar (Yahoo Search bar)
* BitComet - Google Toolbar
* BitDefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition - Ask.com search engine. No opt-in. No opt-out.
* BitTorrent 6.1.2 - Ask Toolbar
* CCleaner (standard installer) - Yahoo Toolbar <<<Offers Slim version, without toolbar (http://www.ccleaner....download/builds)
* ClamWin - Ask.com
* Comodo Firewall Pro - Ask Toolbar (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)
* Comodo Internet Security, Antivirus & Firewall - Ask Toolbar
* CPUZ - Ask Toolbar
* Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 - Google Toolbar and BETA of Moovielive
* Daemon Tools - Search tool and sponsor ad module
* Defraggler - Yahoo Toolbar
* DivX - Yahoo Toolbar
* DVDVideoSoft Free Studio - ASK toolbar
* FormatFactory 2.10 (and higher) - Ebay shortcuts
* FormatFactory 2.15 (and higher) - Ask toolbar
* FoxIt Reader 3.0 - - installs FoxIt toolbar, makes Ask.com your default search, create desktop, quick launch, and start menu shortcut to eBay
* Free Download Manager - Software Informer bundle
* GameVance - Ask Toolbar/The Weather Channel Desktop
* Glary Utilities - Ask Toolbar
* GOM Player - Ask Toolbar
* GoogleTalk - no addon but will change default search setting of IE
* GoogleEarth - pre-checked Google Chrome; sets Google Updater as a startup
* Hotspot Shield - Hotspot Shield Community Toolbar from Conduit
* ICQ 6 - ICQ Toolbar
* Iobit Advanced One Care - Yahoo Toolbar (selecting no will still do changes on the system)
* IOBit Security 360 - IObit/Conduit toolbar
* IOBit Smart Defrag - Yahoo Toolbar/Search Settings
* IrfanView (Google Toolbar for IE and Google Desktop Search)
* IsoBuster - Ask.com Toolbar
* iTunes (QuickTime, AppleSoftwareUpdate, AppleMobileDeviceSupport64, Bonjour64, MobileMe64) <---- undisputed leader
* Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - installs Java Quick Starter, Microsoft Live Search Toolbar, OpenOffice installer pre-checked
* Logitech Setpoint (Logitech Yahoo! Toolbar)
* Maxathon 2 - Facebook Sidebar Plugin
* McAfee Site Advisor update - Yahoo! default browser search
* Miro 2.5 - Ask toolbar
* MP3 WMA Converter - Yahoo Search and Delio Comparsion Shopping Toolbar
* Nero 9 Lite Free - Ask Toolbar
* Nero Burning Rom - Ask Toolbar (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)
* PC Tools Firewall Plus - Google Toolbar and Threatfire
* PDF X-Change PDF Viewer - Tracker/ASK Toolbar
* PrimoPdf - Paltalk
* RealPlayer - Google Chrome
* Recuva - optional Yahoo toolbar (checked by default) <<<offers Slim version without toolbar (http://www.recuva.com/download/builds)
* Shockwave Player - Norton Security Scan or Google Toolbar
* SIW (System Information for Windows) - Crawler Toolbar
* Skype - Google Toolbar
* Spyware Doctor - Google Toolbar
* Spyware Terminator - Web security guard, Crawler
* Sun Java RE (online installer) - Google Toolbar
* Sun Java - OpenOffice.org
* Trillian - Ask Toolbar and Weather Channel Desktop
* Thoosje Sidebar - Amazon or eBay Toolbar
* Threatfire 4.7.0.9 - Google Toolbar
* Unlocker 1.8.7 - eBay shortcuts
* Veoh media player - Yahoo toolbar, search engine change & search protection
* VSO Image Resizer - Ask Toolbar
* WeatherBug - Ask Toolbar
* Webroot SpySweeper - Ask Toolbar (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)
* Winamp - Winamp Toolbar
* Windows Live Installer - Windows Live Toolbar and Sign-in Assistant
* Windows Update - Windows Genuine Advantage Notification - (pre-checked, not required, should not be high-priority)
* Windows SteadyState - Windows Live Toolbar
* Winzip - RegistryBooster
* Wise Disk Cleaner - Ask Toolbar
* Wise Registry Cleaner - Ask Toolbar
* xp-AntiSpy - eBay shortcuts/toolbar
* xplorer2Lite - Conduit toolbar
* YaHoo! Instant Messenger - YaHoo! toolbar, with 'YaHoo! Search Protection' and homepage change to YaHoo!
* ZoneAlarm - SpyBlocker (Ask Toolbar) (This toolbar is detected as spyware/adware by several vendors)

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