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Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« on: August 01, 2011, 05:40:27 AM »
"What 'Ask' Toolbar? I don't remember installing that!"
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 06:51:28 AM »
I never got the point of these utterly useless toolbars. I mean, why the hell would i want some stupid additional toolbar if all browsers already have their own search field or they proide that directly from the address bar. It's like fitting a 5th wheel on a car. Absolutely pointless.

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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 09:41:44 AM »
"What 'Ask' Toolbar? I don't remember installing that!"
And people are complaining about a little ad in avast ???  :'(
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 11:52:07 AM »
Bob, before the "little ad" we were happier...
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 12:35:11 PM »
Bob, before the "little ad" we were happier...
I'm just as happy now.:) The little ad didn't leave any lasting effects on me.  ;D
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 12:36:29 PM »
I never saw the Ask Toolbar try to install when updating to Java SE 7 on my systems: :)
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 12:40:02 PM »
Back on topic... ;)

What I have to ask quite often: Do you need Java at all..??
Many have it installed, but never ever use it. Hint...!!! ;D
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 12:42:06 PM »
I updated through the auto-update notification and there was no Ask Toolbar
involved at all.
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 07:38:40 PM »
More and more things are including either the Ask toolbar, Google toolbar, or Bing bar. While they are harmless and some people may like them, I never accept any of them.

As far as Java goes, I would say that yes, you do need it. It doesn't get used often these days but can prove useful.
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 07:53:35 PM »
More and more things are including either the Ask toolbar, Google toolbar, or Bing bar. While they are harmless and some people may like them, I never accept any of them.

As far as Java goes, I would say that yes, you do need it. It doesn't get used often these days but can prove useful.
There's a big difference between the Ask Toolbar and the other two mentioned.
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 08:25:58 PM »
More and more things are including either the Ask toolbar, Google toolbar, or Bing bar. While they are harmless and some people may like them, I never accept any of them.

As far as Java goes, I would say that yes, you do need it. It doesn't get used often these days but can prove useful.
There's a big difference between the Ask Toolbar and the other two mentioned.
There used to be but it's just as safe as the others now.
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 08:28:33 PM »
Only thing i use Java for is Minecraft. Other than that i haven't used it for years, don't even have it installed.

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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 08:29:12 PM »
What's Java? ;D
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2011, 08:29:18 PM »
More and more things are including either the Ask toolbar, Google toolbar, or Bing bar. While they are harmless and some people may like them, I never accept any of them.

As far as Java goes, I would say that yes, you do need it. It doesn't get used often these days but can prove useful.
There's a big difference between the Ask Toolbar and the other two mentioned.
There used to be but it's just as safe as the others now.
Not in my book or on my computer but you're welcome to it.  :)
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Re: Sad to see opt-out 'Ask' bundled with Java update.
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 09:42:39 PM »
i still get You have the recommended Java installed (Version 6 Update 26)on java.com for all 3 browsers i use-firefox,IE9 and chrome>?
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