Finally, Righard Zwienenberg presented about "Potentially Unwanted Advice" at #BiTS2015.
What happens if you install the top 10 Windows apps? Well, depending on the download source, you'll get 6 toolbars on top and IE would crash on every start (pics 1 & 2)!
Be careful with the clicks and selections: Yes, No, Agree, Cancel, Next, Decline, Accept, Skip?!? (pics 3 & 4)
Some Advice given during the presentation:
- Don't accept add-ons and read the EULA.
- It's not a matter of "probably": if it looks too good to be true, it IS.
- PUA opt-outs can come at you before you download, after you download before you install -- or not at all
- If you have a PUA, you (or some human on your computer) shot yourself in the foot: by definition, they got there because YOU approved of it, most likely without even realizing it?
- "If the software that you DO want is free, then you are the product."