"_Not_Known_" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> Is it legal for this webhancer thing to be installed
> without you knowing?
> How can I avoid installing it?
Yikes! Looks like you've been tard-jacked by a rapscallionous web operator.
Must be guessing that you're using Internet Explorer, or you wood have said
something like a clue for we the idiot-clueless that read these articles and
try to help people who like helping themselves.
It's not so legal. It's terribly immoral. It happens all the time. It's
profitable with little or no recourse or retribution.
Three things you could do:
1) Sue them! Lots of lawyers making it to the 'good life' by going after
Microsoft these days (never mind that it raises our prices a bit to purchase
the softwares in the future, enhanced, bigger and better versions), so you
could make Bill Gates the bad guy in this recurring soap opera for not
providing you with safest of default settings; or,
2) You could goto IE settings:
A) Right-Click IE desktop icon > Properties
B) Control Panel > Internet Options
C) Open IE browser > Menu Bar > Tools > Internet Options
a) "Advanced" tab
b) Untick/deselect/otherwise-uncheck *ALL* (2) options
"Install on demand ..."
c) And then,