Apple pushing unwanted software via Windows update tool, again?

by admin September 28, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Last year Apple received its fair share of criticism from Windows users after enabling its software update tool that is usually installed along iTunes and Quicktime to also download and install the Safari browser. The result? A tripling market share in just a month. Later on Apple would rectify and stop checking the Safari download box by default.

In similar fashion, Ed Bott, blogger at ZDNet recently found Apple’s software installer enabling another unwanted piece of software by default when prompted to update iTunes on a clean Windows 7 installation. This time the prompt was for downloading the “iPhone Configuration Utility”, despite of the fact he doesn’t own nor has he connected an iPhone to such computer. While this may seem like the perfect excuse to get back at Apple, this doesn’t look as purposeful as last year’s attempt to grab some market browser share. It is however some sloppy practice on Apple’s part.

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