57 thoughts on “Be careful loading Yahoo’s latest stuff (I hate this)

  1. Since no one else mentioned it, I’ll say that the original linked post has been updated. Turns out that Y! does not install IE7 along with Messenger. Messenger comes with the option to install the Yahoo! Toolbar checked by default – a practice that Google and anyone else that offers a suite of products regularly employs. Yahoo! Toolbar adds tabs to IE6 so that it ends up looking like IE7 (well, a little bit at least). The bozo who posted this in the first place never bothered to thoroughly check what happened before ranting to the blogosphere. So did Yahoo! do anything out of the ordinary? No. Did Yahoo! do anything that Google doesn’t also do? No. While I’m not a big fan of software that installs other software, it happens all over the industry. That’s why I NEVER select the Default Install option – always better to take an extra minute to make sure I know what’s going on my machine.

  2. Since no one else mentioned it, I’ll say that the original linked post has been updated. Turns out that Y! does not install IE7 along with Messenger. Messenger comes with the option to install the Yahoo! Toolbar checked by default – a practice that Google and anyone else that offers a suite of products regularly employs. Yahoo! Toolbar adds tabs to IE6 so that it ends up looking like IE7 (well, a little bit at least). The bozo who posted this in the first place never bothered to thoroughly check what happened before ranting to the blogosphere. So did Yahoo! do anything out of the ordinary? No. Did Yahoo! do anything that Google doesn’t also do? No. While I’m not a big fan of software that installs other software, it happens all over the industry. That’s why I NEVER select the Default Install option – always better to take an extra minute to make sure I know what’s going on my machine.

  3. Ok, while we are on the subject of Ymessy, I have it installed and works fine. Maybe a little to fine. I have received several messages from comod firewall telling me yahoo is trying to invisably connect while it is NOT running. What the Heck is this about? Anyone?

    Mike

  4. Ok, while we are on the subject of Ymessy, I have it installed and works fine. Maybe a little to fine. I have received several messages from comod firewall telling me yahoo is trying to invisably connect while it is NOT running. What the Heck is this about? Anyone?

    Mike

  5. @19, Peter, that might happen shortly after you watch a Nascar race without any billboards around the track, and all the cars are a single color, the driver’s wear plain gray jumpsuits, etc…

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