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The Scariest Word to Click On

This installation screen from an HP printer seems innocent enough, right?

The above screen is from the installation program for an HP printer. At the bottom is what seems like a standard EULA check box. Read this screen very carefully and you will see that it is not as innocent as it seems.

Do you see the line that says “click here to customize”? Here’s what you get if you click on it:

This screen shows what will really happen if you check the box and click “Next”.

Here is what will be installed. A branded version of the Yahoo! toolbar (are you noticing a theme?) will be installed, along with “HP Smart Web Printing” (yet another toolbar that interferes with printing), HP

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