CKurt said:vesuvius said:*snip*
But can something be done about the 'update' software? Can windows enforce every software developer to use Windows Update as an update mechanisme?
Especcialy Java updates and so, would that be enforcable?
I know it's very hard to enforce, just like me I know when you use somebody's computer you always ask the question "Do you really use this?' "no" "Then why don't you remove it?"
I think the first stap might be learning people how to uninstall instead of learning them not to install in the first place. Although that might seem backwards.
And of course, in some cases it's a source of revenue rather than just self/cross-promotion of other "related" software. Junkware in all of its various forms is here to stay becase, in the end, it's making someone money.