Message to the Adobe reader team - Updated!
What makes Adobe think if I go download acrobat reader, I also would like to have the Yahoo toolbar installed?
I just installed the Adobe reader on a new machine, and I was very suprised and frustrated to find all of the additional software the installer attempts to load. I am for the most part pretty good at selecting the components I want to install when loading new software, however I was in a a little bit of a rush. I launch my browser and there is the Yahoo toolbar loaded up. In addition the installer also tried to load another photo sharing type program. Good grief!!
People would blast Microsoft to the ends of the earth if we provided a download and install other vendors software in the background, I hope we do not have products that do the same thing.
I think this is a terrible practice and Adobe should be clear to users what software they are attempting to bundle with a download especially if it is not from Adobe.
** Updated **
On top of not wanting the Yahoo toolbar I am not able to uninstall it! I select the uninstall option hidden in the toolbar (it is not in add/remove programs <grrrr>), this takes me to a web page that asks me to tell why I want to uninstall. I click the uninstall button and I get a scripting error I can not seem to get around (access denied). I am waiting for someone to blame IE and tell me to download Browser X or install Linux to fix the problem. All because I wanted to read a PDF document! I am not having a good day, I hope you howver are having a better day than I am.