Verno wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 09:12: 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.
I think thats because steam only installs pre-reqs such as directx, and visual c++ redistributable. Technically the uplay might not be one.
I dunno though, maybe it just depends on how the company tells steam they want to install the stuff.