Creston wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 17:12: Admittedly, the only game I ever had that installed Uplay was the latest Assassin's Creed, and I got that outside of Steam. And it simply asked me "Do you want to install our wonderful Uplay add-ins for your browser? It will let you do really awesome stuff, like... ehm... well... erm, really AMAZING STUFF!!!!"
I guess I didn't think about Steam just forcing that shit straight onto your computer. THANKS STEAM!
It wasn't Steam surprisingly. I installed From Dust and it completed the setup procedures then when I ran UPlay it installed everything without consent. I had no idea the browser plugins were even installed until I tested the exploit yesterday morning. They fixed it quickly which is all well and good but they should never be using elevated process privileges to install things without users consent.