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Re: Optimum Installer

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:51:32 -0400

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Ben Johnson <ben_at_indietorrent.org> wrote:

> On 10/9/2012 4:32 PM, Roedy Green wrote:
> > Please get rid of the Optimum installer. It is malware.
> > It tried to sneakily install half a dozen programs all of which were NOT
> Tortoise Subversion and none of which WERE Tortoise subversion.
> >
> > That installer is like spitting on your customers.
> >
> > It makes it impossible install Tortoise Subversion. Surely that is the
> primary goal.
> >
> This has been discussed on the mailing list at least a half-dozen times.
> Please search the mailing list archives before you post.
> If my understanding of the issue is correct, you were duped into
> downloading the "wrong" installer. You clicked on some sort of banner-ad
> that mislead you into downloading said malware instead of the actual
> TortoiseSVN installer, which contains no malware.
> Why would the TortoiseSVN developers deliver the installer using such a
> "shady" mechanism? Because it's the only means by which the bills are
> paid. If you don't appreciate being fleeced into installing malware,
> then consider contributing to TortoiseSVN, financially.
> Please correct me if I have misstated anything, folks.
The real installer is not delivered by a "shady mechanism" - it's
completely on the up-and-up. The advertisement (the content of which cannot
be controlled, it's provided by Google) is often promoting a "download
manager" which, if you're not reading everything put in front of you, might
appear to allow you to download the software. Immediately below the
advertisement are two large green buttons which are very clearly labeled as
being TortoiseSVN.


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Received on 2012-10-09 22:52:16 CEST

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