You guys know I love Open CPN
and I love these cruiser forums
. The information here is the best.
But the big green download link that I thought was to down load Open CPN
instead downloaded a bunch of BS software
that I didn't want.
I only noticed after the fact that it wasn't going to install Open CPN, but by then a half dozen BS 'Apps' had injected themselves onto what was ten minutes ago a virgin computer.
Even though I told it I didn't want it to change my default search to Yahoo it did it anyway. Not only that but it stuck that way even when I tried to change it.
Open CPN should not be associating itself with something that looks like malware.
And Yahoo? Are they really involved in this? Well I don't use Yahoo for anything anyway but I'm surprised a company that was trying to be legitimate would force itself upon the user in such a way.
I know big software
companies are in the business of forcing things on their customers, that's why a lot of us use Linux
and why a lot of us love Open CPN because we feel that we get choices. But malware does not give the user choices. Please if you can dissociate yourself and get rid of that download link.
I know you need to make money
but please put big pink borders or something around the stuff that are external links especially the ones that offer downloads or downloads to get rid of the previous downloads or downloads that promise to get rid of the downloads that you downloaded to get rid of the download.
Thanks for listening.