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JamesMan

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  1. I can't edit, but something went wrong with the quotes above. The last quote was supposed to be this: Above all else, what I want is FULL CONTROL over my computer. I want to be in charge over it. Hijacking and attacking someone's computer is all about taking away their control over what is being installed, so when an application starts taking initiatives without asking me, it makes me nervous and instinctively I start to consider it as a threat.
  2. If no extra software was being installed that's good, but it's still frustrating for software to randomly change itself for a brief time without even asking me if I want it. It takes away the computer owner's authority and control of his own computer. Re-read my OP, I didn't complain about that, only about the way it was done. I am not demanding anything for free - MBAM can charge whatever they like. My only problem is software unexpectedly appearing on my computer without me having consented to install it. If a girl turned up on my door and asked me if I wanted to buy some brownies, I wouldn't angrily say "how dare you try to sell me something!", I might be interested in buying the brownies. But to me this feels more like if the girl broke into my house and put her brownies in my refrigerator while I was asleep, and I got up and started eating the brownies thinking my wife must have bought them. Above all else, what I want is FULL CONTROL over my computer. I want to be in charge over it. Hijacking and attacking someone's computer is all about taking away their control over what is being installed, so when an application starts taking initiatives without asking me, it makes me nervous and instinctively I start to consider it as a threat.
  3. I am starting to find this program a bit of a nuisance - it's almost acting like malware itself! On more than one occasion now, when I've installed the latest version, it's installed a free trial of software, without even asking me! To me, this is exactly the kind of behavior I use anti-malware software to PREVENT! Yes, I found out how to disable it, but it's REALLY hard to find (Settings > Account Details > "Deactivate" button at the bottom). Most people are simply never going to find that unless they come on here and ask for help (as I did). If this kind of behavior keeps up, I will be permanently uninstalling the software, because it's making me very nervous about whether I can trust the developers. I have no objection to the developers wanting to make a bit of money, or upsell products. I don't even mind if the program (discreetly) invites me to upgrade to the premium version. But installing it onto my computer without permission and saying "You're HAVING this"... that just stinks! While I'm here, there's a VERY confusing button on this page. It says "Notify me of replies" and next to it is some kind of sliding switch control, with an "X"on, but when you click the "X", it turns into a check. So does the x mean "click to deactivate" or does it mean "currently deactivated"? It's totally confusing. I think this is someone's idea of trying to be clever and re-invent the wheel. Why not just have a standard checkbox?
  4. Thanks Durew and Porthos! I've now installed the latest version and turned off the premium trial. Very happy, thank you.
  5. Hello, I'm running Malwarebytes 1.11.1.40 but every time it loads I get asked to upgrade to the latest version and have to click "Cancel". The reason I don't want the latest version is that it automatically runs a demo of software I don't want and haven't asked for, so I had to uninstall it. Basically I just want a simple free version that doesn't keep asking me to upgrade and doesn't run demos of premium software. Is this at all possible?
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