I know (think) I can opt out, but I must say bundling extra 'garbage' with Alcohol really annoys me. If I could unbuy Alcohol and get my money back right now, I would because of this. Especially when it is useless crap-ware (see attached picture and notice version numbers). Smart.....File Advisor? I think not. I use many, MANY, old versions of most software because I like them better than newer ones for various reasons (like, you know, the newer versions contain malware and the like?). I am using old versions of most drivers, yet the one thing this "smart" file advisor tries to change is the newest version of Reaper, and it wants to downgrade it by 10 versions to a buggy old one? Oh and what's worse? Reaper makes a file extension of .RPP for it's saved projects and when I checked, this apps main funcion is to identify unkown files types...and it could not tell what program opens RPP's! But it wanted to downgrade the program that does open them? What the ____?
I strongly suspect what it is really doing is trying to get me to download selected versions, from a malicious source that they have bundled spyware/malware into. Why else did it not notice my video card drivers are way out of date, I'm using 6-10 year old Photoshop, audio editors, and a miriad of other old stuff. From now on I guess I'll be using old versions of Alcohol 120 too. Even if it's not that nefarious though, this is still crap ware and it stinks to have it bundled with software I paid a premium price for. The reason I paid fifty some dollars for Alcohol 120 is to AVOID this kind of garbage ware.
Edited by Quexoz, 19 October 2013 - 07:09 PM.