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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about!

So imagine Microsoft releases a new patch for Windows Media Player.  You install it and now you have the Zune software.  How many people do you think would be pissed about that?

When I setup my desktop last week I didn't install iTunes because I don't really have a need for it.  But I did install QuickTime and Apple Software Update.

This morning Apple software update kicked in and wants to install iTunes + QuickTime to patch iTunes which doesn't exist on my computer.  So I thought I would let it update my machine to see if it was smart enough to realize I only have QuickTime and just update that if necessary.

Nope!  It installed iTunes.  So Apple is installing iTunes using it Apple update process for a product I'm not even using.  I can't wait until they push Mac OS X on me.

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 1:42 AM Rants , Apple | Back to top

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# re: Apple Force Installs iTunes
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Same here.. really ticking me off.

Can't even find real news about it, let see if I can raise a stink.

Left by Chris on Sep 24, 2007 2:41 AM

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Oh, this was intentional? I reported this as a bug.

Did you ever figure out a way to remove iTunes from your system and not have it try to come back in a system update?
Left by Jim on Mar 16, 2012 2:24 AM

# Apple installs Chaperone software on your computer with the Elevated iTunes Versione
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Whenever you have anything that the Government wants to see they will use a iTunes Elevated version. This is just one way this is done, software called Chaperone is also used to capture everything you create delete the encrypt and send it to them. The can also turn on your Mic or Camera along with your Wifi even if you have turned it off as ther are all ported to the Processor. I have many instances and proof on both Windows and Mac Doing this.
Left by Concerned on Jan 17, 2014 2:00 AM

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