Monday, November 01, 2004

gPhotoShow - the sad (spyware) fate of a once fine product

gPhotoShow - Slide Show Maker and Photo Screen Saver Creator

I loved gPhotoShow. It worked well on all my machines and was a pleasure to use. It was free, but I'd have paid for it. I didn't want to "pro version" -- forget why.

Recently I ran into problems installing the free version on a machine. I downloaded a new free version to see if that would work better.

On install, it mentioned it was supported by NavCell (sp?) and installation required installing the NavCell toolbar.

This is the modus operandi of spyware -- the lowest form of software (basically a self-inflicted virus).

Of course I aborted the install immediately and deleted the new version.

This is a sad end to what was once a fine piece of software.

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