Yahoo - Yahoo Messenger 9 Hijacking

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 12:17am CDT by bd1b658f

Product: Yahoo messenger

Company: Yahoo

Location: US

URL: http://www.yahoo.com/

Category: Other

Yahoo messenger 9 should not be installed. It installs the yahoo tool bar and changes your home page without asking for permission. I have no idea what else they install without asking. I have been a user of yahoo since the mid 90s but is is about to come to an end. This isn't the first time they have tried to hijack my desktop and I'm starting to get tired of it. The annoyances of dealing with them is getting close to exceeding the advantages.


2 Comments

12948195, 2008-12-09, 03:52AM CST

when you do the install...choose custom install and it lets you opt out of those features. 9 works fine...they should just make it clearer to avoid this issue.

12948195, 2008-12-09, 03:57AM CST

Here is something else that might interest you...i have a website where you can email a complain and actually have someone contact you via email within 24 hours.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger9/help9.html?from_url=http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/contactus/contactus-01.html?terms=help

it will first take you to a sign in page, just sign in and fill out the form and send it. I've used it a few times and was very satisfied with their ability to solve issues.

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