Java Installer – another bag of shit installer

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Back in May I blogged about the shitty Adobe Acrobat installer that gets in a huff if you don’t allow it to insert its accelerated startup thingy into Windows’ startup items.

It seems that Adobe isn’t alone in writing shit installers that won’t take no for an answer – I’ve just installed an update for Sun Java which wants to insert its Java Update Scheduler into my startup items.  I’ve told it no and it’s been trying now for about 15 minutes …


I’ve killed the jusched process but it looks like it’s insinuated itself into a system process somewhere.  I can’t recommend Spybot Teatimer enough for stopping this kind of crap.

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  1. Rob (27 comments) says:

    Is this because you’re using Vista?

    My next computer will be a Mac to avoid all these problems.

  2. Andi (82 comments) says:

    You could always install Linux – most versions are free, and they avoid all these problems too!

    I did visit this link earlier, but was forced to close the browser down when I saw that there were two options labelled “English” – the first was next to an American flag, the second next to the butcher’s apron. Not what I’d care to see before I’ve finished my morning’s coffee!

  3. CherryPie (69 comments) says:

    I knew there was a reason why I was ignoring the request to install it for the last few days!

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