Joker wrote:Its not a virus, its spyware. While I detest the hidden installation of spyware, and plan to use a different product this year because of it, when you say that TurboTax installs a virus, which it doesn't, you could open yourself to libel. Companies are all to quick to threaten lawsuits today.
A virus by any other name ...
Trouble is, most folks don't know what "spyware" is or why it shouldn't be installed on your computer, especially by a supposedly reputable company. Heck, I spent a good four hours on Christmas Eve cleaning the spyware off of my parents' computer. They still have no clue what it was or how it got there. For the makers of Turbo Tax to get out into the spotlight via a lawsuit that their product installs spyware would be condemning themselves to bankruptcy. I'm just interested to see if the spyware is still there next year, as I'm sure they heard quite an amount of hubub about it thus far.
Oh well, my two cents.
"Never argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience."
-- unknown author