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    More Cheesier Than Ever Cheesehead's Avatar
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    No More Bundled Adware?
    I have noticed as I find PC games for my kids that virtually every game is on a trial basis. You download the game and you have a limited time (60 minutes in many cases) to try the game. Then you have to buy the game or game service. Same thing with music. I read the download agreements carefully to make sure I am not getting adware bundled in. I am not seeing any extra software being included. This seems to be the new model for revenue with games/music/software with so many people having adware-removal software on their computers.
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    Outsourced Program Manager Angel Djambazov's Avatar
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    Although it would be nice if bundling went away, I would be really surprised if that was the case. Otherwise how would Zango/180 Solutions pay for the shinny building they have here in Bellevue, WA?

    I think what is most likely the case is that certain distributors are being more wary of how they are promoting their downloads due to FTC fines and public perception. It's a good sign, since making anything we can do to help limit the amount of adware out there is a good thing. But the adware folks are far from being down for the count when it comes to bundling.
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    Classic Rocker Mack's Avatar
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    Wish someone would find a way to make this work for marriage. Free trial, if it doesn't work you just uninstall it and try the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack
    Wish someone would find a way to make this work for marriage. Free trial, if it doesn't work you just uninstall it and try the next one.
    Unfortuntely, my uninstall cost me well into 6 figures!
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    Lite On The Do, Heavy On The Nuts Donuts's Avatar
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    That's funny on so many levels Chris, thanks for the laugh.

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