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I know that *ahem* certain unscrupulous sites do this, but I wasn't expecting anything so blatent from a major corporation (even M$).
Are they actually allowed to do this?
Are you sure you did'nt hit a keyboard shortcut to add the page by mistake? I sometime hid CTRL+D instead of CTRL+F when i want to find something on a page.
Please check out what you are saying before making statements about unethical marketing. MS gets enough bad press as it is without adding stuff that isnt true.
BUT I've never been to the bCentral site, so I couldn't have accidentally used the keyboard shortcut. How did the site get added to my Favorites without me ever going there?
That is a good question.
In my experience M$ has never added anything to my favourites without prompting. They are however, in a habit of recreating the "Links" folder in Favourites no matter how many times I delete it!
My guess is that you visited one of the many sites that makes use of bCentrals services.
You may not realise that you could have deep in your directories some small programs that where placed their after installing some downloaded scripts or free software.
If your getting pop ups or things added to your browser with out your permission then I would seariously take a look at the Spy Ware issue.
Their are many JS's as well that will add a site to your favorites but a pop up message usually appear, however the message may say nothing about adding the page to your favorites, it could just disguise it self as an advert then you click ok to close which gives the command to write to your favorites folder.
Just a few things that I believe could have happened but the Spy Ware is the most common and should be checked out.