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Yahoo default browser trick?

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Msg#: 4029753 posted 8:31 pm on Nov 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

I downloaded AVG for a friend today. In the UK at least,this is the most popular antivirus software packagaes.And it'sfree.

During the process, I note that at the bottom of one of the pages in the download process were two questions. The first was do you want to have the AVG toolbar; the second was do you want to make Yahoo your default browser?

How come the question about Yahoo as the default browser during the download of an anti-virus software package. What a cheek I thought.

And both of the questions were pre-ticked YES. Even more of a cheek. Even worse was that the type face for both questions was in grey (rather then black) and in a relatively small font.

To add insult to injury,when I ticked NO to the AVG toolbar question, the Yahoo default browser question remained ticked and could not be unticked. That really was a trick too far!

The only way to untick the Yahoo default browser question was to untick it first (even though it was the second question) and then untick the AVG toolbar question.

How low can Yahoo go?! Some marketing team at Yahoo have conived with AVG to mislead many relatively inexperienced internet users.

Put me right off Yahoo for good.


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