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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 9, 2012, 11:52 Ant
 
Ditto for those online installers.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5989&s=583 for the offline installer. Free-codecs.com rock.
 
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2012, 08:10 reisub
 
You can bypass the Flash problem by downloading the offline installer.  
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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2012, 05:58 nin
 
Hell I hate installers that want to download during install, means you can't take it somewhere and install it quickly or without internet/bandwidth, on top of that this one doesn't have a cancel button so it just keeps trying and trying to connect until eventually giving up then has language like "Do you want try again"

I love that the adobe flash updater tries to delete itself even if the install fails, meaning you have to go download it again, and hope it doesn't fail a second time...

 
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2012, 21:35 NetHead
 
Hell I hate installers that want to download during install, means you can't take it somewhere and install it quickly or without internet/bandwidth, on top of that this one doesn't have a cancel button so it just keeps trying and trying to connect until eventually giving up then has language like "Do you want try again"

Sure if you go hunting you can find a full download though even that makes a ridiculous number of connections, if you watch it with a firewall it is crazy how many places it tried to connect to.

Also it's one of those programs that wants to connect to itself, which is a bad practice and could be an indicator of something bad.


But it gets better, it looks are horrible and it loves starting other executables like it's "helper" this and "downloader" that.

Just to top it off uninstalling doesn't remove all the files from the system.

Damn, when will I learn to stop trying software...
 
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