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Why was mackeeper & zipcloud installed with Firefox update?

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After installing the latest Firefox update Mackeeper and Zipcloud pop-ups presented themselves. A quick search found LOADS of warnings about Mackeeper and I've uninstalled it. Were they in the .dmg Firefpx installer? And if so why?

After installing the latest Firefox update Mackeeper and Zipcloud pop-ups presented themselves. A quick search found LOADS of warnings about Mackeeper and I've uninstalled it. Were they in the .dmg Firefpx installer? And if so why?

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Installers from Mozilla.org only install Mozilla programs.

Where did you get your installer from? Are you sure those were in the installer?

It’s very sad, but many of the software down-loaders / installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well. You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print. You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does. From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Creative Cloud Desktop Plugin.v_3_0_0_0
  • Provides information about the default web browser
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • 5.1.30317.0
  • WebEx64 General Plugin Container Version 205

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0

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Installers from Mozilla.org only install Mozilla programs.

Where did you get your installer from? Are you sure those were in the installer?

It’s very sad, but many of the software down-loaders / installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well. You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print. You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does. From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.

Installers from Mozilla.org only install Mozilla programs. Where did you get your installer from? Are you sure those were in the installer? It’s very sad, but many of the software down-loaders / installers will trick you into installing not only their program, '''but other programs as well'''. You have heard of the '''fine print in shady contracts''', right? Well, some installers you need to look at the '''itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print'''. You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the '''recommended''' option. But if you use the '''Manual Option Instead''', you discover all kinds of stuff that '''you do not even know what it is or what it does'''. From now on, everyone needs to '''Use The Manual Option''' to put a stop to this.