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5 years ago
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CuteWriter installer offercast spyware

Today I downloaded the CuteWriter.exe installer from CutePDF.com. Despite their website pledge to no spyware, the installer tried to silently place the offercast spyware in my registry startup. This is after I unchecked the boxes asking me if I wanted to make Ask.com my search engine defaults.
Very disappointing - I've always thought of CutePDF as one of my favorite little utilities.

added 3 years ago

Yup it's a shame. It was a really useful app, not now it's loaded with spyware. Yes they can be declined if you know what you are doing, but many end users will assume clicking cancel means cancelling the install of the app they actually wanted..