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    @Bass:Yeah, what ever.

    I'm a developer as well... I fully understand the need to monetize, and have no problems with that. I do have problems with this bundling, however, as it's basically a crooked way of monetizing. The goal is to literally trick the user into installing something they never intended to. If that's what you need to do to make money, you have a serious problem. It's also very unhelpful to simply say "don't use their software." I don't have a problem with their software (OK, in this particular case I do, and I may just stop using it for reasons other than the bundling, but I'm talking universally here, as so many applications are bundling now). I don't have a problem with them making money from their software. I do have a problem with the bundling, but there's nothing I can do about it. Not using the software is no more effective than complaining about the problem on here... neither action is likely to change their behavior. But getting it off my chest made me feel better. Tongue Out