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Date: 04/18/11 04:05 PM

51 Responses to Go Screw Yourself, Ask.com [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of orange_panty
    orange_panty Female 18-29
    596 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Link: Go Screw Yourself, Ask.com - Want to alienate what little users you have left? Do exactly what Ask did here.
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    kurush Male 18-29
    146 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    >toolbars
  3. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    Alright, how many of you tried to click the "Next" button?
  4. Profile photo of Megalo
    Megalo Male 18-29
    59 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Whatever. Google is a million times better.

    Even Yahoo is much better.
  5. Profile photo of metalhannes
    metalhannes Male 18-29
    144 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    Well it`s the installation screen for the Nero Ask Toolbar.
    Why is it so surprising that it wants to install exactly that.
    The ToS can`t be unselected because that would mean you don`t want to install it.
  6. Profile photo of ocshooter
    ocshooter Male 40-49
    2 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    It is the permission box to install the toolbar. Of course they are not going to let you uncheck the box to install it. That is the only reason the box is there in the first place.
  7. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1601 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    i dont get this. look at the top he is intentionally installing nero ask tool bar.

    and you can just click cancel and it`ll go to the next installer executable if there are any
  8. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    I don`t know... this person could just be installing a toolbar.

    It says "installation of toolbar" at the top. Usually this sort of thing is just one frame and therefore it should say installing whatever else
  9. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    I must be missing something- the whole window is for installing the toolbar... why would you want to unselect it? If you didn`t want the toolbar you could just close the window.
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    >.> *clicks next
  11. Profile photo of Nobbinz
    Nobbinz Male 30-39
    107 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Am I missing something here?

    If you`re running the Nero Ask Toolbar installation program, haven`t you already chosen to install it? Presumably the option to un-select it is active when it`s included with the installation of other software.

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    Nobbinz Male 30-39
    107 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    I guess we`re all agreed. Stupid post.

    Must Try Harder.
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    Nobbinz Male 30-39
    107 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    Oh, I get it... The joke is that someone`s actually stupid enough to think this is a genuine problem and send it in to IAB, right?

    ... right?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Now THIS is the stuff the FCC needs to deal with.
  15. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    God I hate it when software thinks you want to install it, just because you knowingly ran its executable.
  16. Profile photo of snunicycler
    snunicycler Male 18-29
    87 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    I get it... He is annoyed a little....
  17. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    idiotic post is idiotic
  18. Profile photo of PaintedNInja
    PaintedNInja Male 18-29
    96 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    It looks like the installer for said toolbar to me. So it makes sense that you would want to install it if you`re installing it. "installation of Nero Ask Toolbar" kinda gives it away.
  19. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    Well, why would you want to unselect the installation of something you`re installing?
  20. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Nero Lite (a free version) FORCES the installation of the ASK toolbar. That is what the poster is trying to convey by showing a checkbox that cannot be unchecked.

    Read more
  21. Profile photo of metalhannes
    metalhannes Male 18-29
    144 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    So hit cancel? Also CDBurnerXP > Nero Lite.
  22. Profile photo of bigjames02
    bigjames02 Male 18-29
    121 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    You can deselect....don`t download it. Simple.
  23. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Wait, you need to install a thing when installing said thing?

    Oh lawdy!
  24. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    Man, I`ve somehow got the Ask toolbar installed, and it will NOT let me uninstall it. I`ve tried the built-in Add/Remove program, and Revo Uninstaller, and asked Google...all to no avail.
    Seriously, f-ck these people that force you to install or use programs you don`t want, and then won`t allow you to remove it from your machine...it`s like my computer isn`t mine, then.
  25. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    Oh, it`s like Civ 5 and Steam...I hate the Steam program. Can`t get rid of it though...
  26. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9258 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    Chrome won`t allow toolbars anyway. At least mine refuses to do so.
  27. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    Nero Lite (a free version) FORCES the installation of the ASK toolbar.
    The don`t use it. There are a ton of programs that do the same thing, for free, without forcing crapware onto your PC.

    The only reason people deal with crap like what`s in this post is pure laziness.

    And F*CK THIS F*CKING TOOLBAR IAB. Seriously, what the f*ck is this crap that I can`t select any more than, like, 30 letters without some stupid f*cking "share through Meebo" thing popping up and ruining my copy/paste?
  28. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    That`s some bullpoo
  29. Profile photo of dogfeet
    dogfeet Male 30-39
    164 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    i second Altaru`s comment about the Meebo thing and the toolbar. thumbs down.
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    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    But if you unselect it, you are rejecting the Terms and saying you don`t want to install the toolbar .... end of installation process. What would be the point of being allowed to uncheck the box?
  31. Profile photo of lukeforv123
    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1058 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    I`m infuriated with anger!
  32. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    Hahah wow. Haven`t been to ask since about 2003...
  33. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    @nitrojunkie
    You may hate steam, but my game library is currently at $1500 worth of games for about $200, thanks to steam. So I`ll keep enjoying it.
  34. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    All of you people saying it`s stupid because the title says that he`s trying to install the toolbar, WRONG. The titlebar says searchbar installer because that`s where he`s at in the installation process. He`s installing Nero Tools not Nero Search Bar.
  35. Profile photo of iamboredtooo
    iamboredtooo Male 18-29
    215 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 1:09 am
    ok..i think i can explain...a trick some installers play is this:

    when you run the install program for product X, it which starts with a screen asking you do you want to install product Y, with an `install` and `cancel` button. few read the text, they head straight for the Install button - thinking they`re installing product x.

    you then reach the product Y install screen - such as the one pictured by OP and realise you`re being asked all these install questions about product Y. Naturally, you`re confused, think you never asked for product Y, and post your pics on i-am-bored.

    The `correct` thing to do is to hit "CANCEL", "EXIT" or similar on the first screen, which closes the install of product Y, revealing the install screen for product X, the product you actually set out to install, below.


  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 1:11 am
    I see those moves
  37. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 2:22 am
    @iamboredtooo
    .... Did you just call the submitted content for "Opening Post"?

    >nuah-my-god.jpg
  38. Profile photo of ignotus
    ignotus Male 18-29
    58 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 2:58 am
    @Thetas the titlebar actually says Toolbar not searchbar. so the reason he cannot uncheck it is cuz it`s the license agreement for the application he is trying to install.

    unchecking it,is like hitting cancel
  39. Profile photo of Ogen
    Ogen Male 18-29
    441 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 3:24 am
    @Thetas No, you are very clearly wrong. All anyone needs to do to prove you are wrong is read the title, and it says "Installation of Nero Ask Toolbar" if he was trying to install a different program, and would not let him install that without this toolbar, then indeed that would be a douche move.

    But this is the program the user meant to install as indicated by the title. You shouldn`t assume IAB`ers would be blind to this kind of thing.
  40. Profile photo of pip-pip666
    pip-pip666 Female 18-29
    420 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 6:26 am
    I assumed he was trying to install it not that it was making him?
  41. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 6:47 am
    No, as many has said before me, if you want Nero Lite, you MUST install the Ask toolbar. Made me pirate the full version instead.
  42. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 7:23 am
    Ugh.
  43. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
    588 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 7:48 am
    Ask.com, the most annoying "how the hell did that get onto my computer" thing since rickrolling apps for iphone.
  44. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 9:37 am
    I don`t get it... surely he is trying to install the Nero Ask Toolbar. That`s what the installation process is...
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    METALLICAROX Male 18-29
    324 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Just simply uninstall it after it`s installed? Duh.
  46. Profile photo of haveheart
    haveheart Female 18-29
    407 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:52 am
    okay.
  47. Profile photo of zerogforce
    zerogforce Male 18-29
    1 post
    April 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    had this before use task manager kill that process nero continues as if nothing happened
  48. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    What? It`s an installation window for Nero Ask Toolbar, if you didn`t want to do that you would click X. Pretty dratin obvious you can`t proceed with the installation without saying that`s what you want to do.
  49. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    most likley because they already selected to install the ask toolbar. This is a separate installation specifically for the nero ask toolbar only.
  50. Profile photo of tylertooo
    tylertooo Male 40-49
    240 posts
    April 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    This is one of those tricky bitches. If you select "set my home page..." you can then unselect the eula and off ya go...

    Cool, lotsa nerdy stuff today!
  51. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    Hey Thetas-

    My game library is just as extensive, yet free...

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