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Monday, August 28, 2006

Should AOL 9.0 be considered Malware? is an organization that attempts to provide reliable information about the free software available on the Internet.

The group advises against installing the AOL 9.0 because of what it describes as deceptive installation practices, which includes making changes to other software without the user's permission, and failure to uninstall completely.

When installed, AOL 9.0 adds the AOL toolbar to Internet Explorer and the AOL Deskbar to the taskbar, which finds unacceptable. It also installs a number of additional programs such as QuickTime and RealPlayer without fully disclosing the installation to the user.

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