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Why was McAfee installed without requesting my permission?

Nov 20, 2013 11:25 AM

Usually when installing Flash Player, I can uncheck the boxes to ensure I don't get that junk installed, but when installing the latest update today, it installed it without requesting permission or even informing me of it, I didn't agree to McAfee, so why was it forced upon me?

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    Nov 20, 2013 11:36 AM   in reply to OriHaruyuki

    There's an update link that installs it with no opt out. It's been reported months ago. It has also been suggested that Adblockers will hide the "opt out" on the download page as an ad, but I tested this morning and it made no difference if I disabled AdBlock or not.

    You can download the Adobe Flash Player installers directly by right clicking one (or both) of the following links.

    Flash Player for ActiveX (Internet Explorer)

    Flash Player Plug-in (All other browsers)


    I use those to avoid any bundled software.

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