I just updated my Adobe (Flash Player) and had Mcafee foisted upon me. I had no option to opt out of the Mcafee installation. There are lines that should not be crossed in internet land. This is one of those cases.
I mean it’s easy enough to uninstall but dammit I shouldn’t have too. I feel violated. Am I in the minority when I say that acts like this are criminal? As in, should be against the law?
EDIT: I should have mentioned it was Adobe Flash Player. And I changed upgrading to the correct term updating. Thank you Steve and NeuronNotes 🙂
I tend to do a lot of surfing on the net, as I’m sure most of us do. Not too long ago I noticed on my Craigslist surfs that this popup was intruding upon my experience. Rockettab. I tried using its own disable option, that worked though only briefly. The next time I quickly sniffed it out through the control panel and deleted it.
Then of late everywhere I go Rockettab is back, and in a hugely offensive way. It is in 2×2″ blocks all across the top and right side of the screen, and it takes two clicks to “X” them out. Then when you go to another page, guess what? You have to “X” them out again. Needless to say this gets old quick.
So, I did a search to see how I could disable this obtrusive pest. I found a freebie download (which is where you usually pick up all the crap like this you don’t want on your computer) and in desperation downloaded it. I just ran the first scan and it found over 150 adware/malware items, which were quickly destroyed.
I feel like a movie supervillian! They are gone! For now anyway. Now I just have to wait and see if my freebie download has anything in it that proves to be an issue.
I remember when there was spyware, which tagged along and kept up with your computer comings and goings. Somewhere though spyware turned into adware. It doesn’t just see what you are up to, it keeps up with that AND uses that information to spam you with unwanted advertising. All over your computer screen. There ought to be some sort of consumer protection to keep us from having to put up with this kind of invasion of privacy. Perhaps in the future some congress critter will agree.
Oh, I used Malwarebytes Anti Malware. If anyone has any info or tips to share please do.