McAfee Auto Installation = Bad

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Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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Downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from this link via FireFox: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

Nowhere on that page nor the TOS does it mention it will auto-install McAfee Anti-Virus.  When you click the link, it downloads the installer, the installer opens to begin downloading the payload, and immediately after that it begins installing 2 McAfee products + Acrobat.  There are no additional checkboxes or agreements between the home page and the final installation.

 

This is incredibly annoying because:

a) You shouldn't install 3rd party software without someone's consent (there are explicit laws against it in some countries)

b) It auto-opens McAfee after Acrobat's installed, inundating you with McAfee's slew of auto-updates and mandatory tutorial crap

 

I'm giving so much detail because Adobe employees reply to these threads basically calling the OP dumb for missing a checkbox somewhere.  Here's a screenshot of the Acrobat download page via the link above as of 2/16/2021.  Where on that page does it mention anything about McAfee's products?

 

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Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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That's not what I'm seeing when I access that link. This is:

 

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