Real Player - Real Bad Software
|I've always detested the way Real
Player works. I hate that it always wants an internet connection. It
always wants to update. It wants to take over my PC! ... I consider it a
"real" pain in the butt. Now I've read the following article at
SpywareInfo I just think it is a real nasty piece of spyware. If you need
to listen to real streaming audio or video, I suggest you try out Real Alternative freeware at Free-Codecs.com. I did, and I'll never look back
unless the Real company changes it's nasty habits.
Real.com website - Article at SpywareInfo - RegisterWare / Adware
Quote from the website - ... Basically, it will install copy protection software which limits the way you can use content that you download or even content that you have purchased. This copy protection software will make internet connections without your knowledge and install other software, also without your knowledge. That by itself guaranteed its removal from my PC after this little experiment.