Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Legitimate Software Still Sneaking on Crapware

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By Bill Pytlovany

I’m very lucky to have what might be considered a cult following for WinPatrol. It’s essential since we don’t advertise and depend on word of mouth to let people know they should download WinPatrol and upgrade to WinPatrol PLUS. The few people who upgrade to PLUS allow us to continue giving away a free version.

One of the positive elements of our software is that we’ve never included 3rd party crap software like toolbars in our setup program. I consider this an insult to our users and while I could make a lot of money it’s just wrong. Many of you have read about my constant battle with Ask.com(IAC) who thinks WinPatrol should include a custom version of their search toolbar.

Read: Would you like Toolbar with your Software Order?

I continue to get requests from companies who say they want to do business with me.

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This post is excerpted with Bill’s permission from his blog

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One thought on “Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Legitimate Software Still Sneaking on Crapware

  1. Is your software up to date? Does your software check to see if a users PC has SSD drives in it. Win 7 does so that it doesn’t run defrag which may damage an SSD just like standard hard drive diag’s can. In other words I’m afraid to run any of your test’s on my new PC which have SSD’s. Now that I have an AT&T 4G connection it is really fast! Yes, I have Intel’s “toolbox” so that I can run SSD tests. So, are you safe to use??? Thanks for all your previous help!

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