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Re: spyware installed by Debian recommended downloader FREE DOWNLOAD MANAGER

Intersting person, this Mr. Dial.  The software on *his* website was
last updated 6 years ago.


On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 08:30:14AM -0400, charles dial wrote:
> Per the instructions on the debian web site at
> http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ I just downloaded FREE DOWNLOAD MANAGER
> for Windows and installed it, using the aforementioned link on the Debian
> web site to do it.
> This package installed the most disgusting piece of spyware I have ever
> seen. It read the list of all installed programs and suggested updates to
> make them current. The links for all these "updates" took me to a commercial
> web site that wanted to "sell" me the updates even though most items were
> either freeware or open source.
> Worst of all, this piece of shitware wanted to "update" Microsoft Office -
> apparently by bypassing Microsoft Update! This situation is totally
> disgusting.

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