I’m building myself a new computer since I have to give the old one to someone else. While installing all the software necessary to work and develop in these modern times, I got jumped by a popup window from a product called "PDF Complete". Apparently, this is one of the few products (seriously, with HP Workstations they don’t load up a ton of crap) that HP preloaded on this machine.
Well, if you’re going to inflict a popup on me to upgrade, when I haven’t even run your program yet, there’s only one thing I’m going to do – uninstall your program.
The thing is, if they just popped up the offer when I ran the program, that’d be one thing. But jumping into the middle of what I’m doing, well, you get no respect or financial loving from me.
I should note that HP has started putting in the same sort of popup for QuickBooks for the machines we buy for our users. There is no easy way to get rid of it and we no longer trust their builds since they are now putting crap on business machines, so we just reformat the drive and reload it. Good job HP!