Sony installed and activated public software on my new computer without my permission!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Paul Hillenbrand, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Paul Hillenbrand

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    Do you wonder why your fan is running when your computer is idle? FYI: Found a program running on my Sony VAIO VPCF2190X laptop that Sony installed without my permission to use my computer publicly when I'm not.:angry: It is called "World Community Grid". What gets me very upset is that NO ONE ASKED MY PERMISSION to activate it! :angry: Found this link to Sony Computers to install BOINC (WCG) on new Computers. Others seem to have the same concern:
    Would like to hear comments and opinions. Thanks, Paul
     
  2. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
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    After Sony's notorious rootkit debacle back in 2005, I abandoned them for all my consumer electronics products. It seems they have not changed their business practices much over the years.
     

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