After a visit to my parents house recently it has become crystal clear that people who ought to know better about some pretty easy web basics do not. So here is a post about some things to look out for when you are downloading something from the internet.
The example I put above is a common question you are asked when installing Java, and many other programs will also prompt you for downloads of a more annoying nature. The Ask toolbar from the above example is a fairly harmless form of Bloatware, which is unwanted software included by the manufacturer of a product. If paired with other toolbars, it can eventually slow your browser to a halt, but by itself … Read More