Say you’re sitting at home using your http://www.satelliteinternetbroadband.com/hug when a tempting offer comes up – free _____! That’s all well and good but if it means you’ve got to install endless toolbars and reset your homepage it may not be a deal after all. Here are the worst offenders
Free E-Cards: People fall victim to the trap of taking forever to choose an e-card, spending time writing a message and then being asked just before it’s sent to install a toolbar. Deceptive? Yes, effective? Also yes.
Weather Apps: WeatherBug is one of the worst offenders but there are others so beware. They’ll ask you to install a toolbar to get free weather alerts – you’re better off just going to weather.com each time you need to check the conditions in your area.
Adobe: Acrobat is a necessary evil if you’ve got a PC but that doesn’t mean you have to be a slave to update after update. Remove yourself from the product update list and keep only the newest version of Reader that you need – you should only feel the need to update every 3 or 4 times they come out.