How *intrusive* is installing MSN on your computer?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Let me begin by saying I hate AOL. It's not the
    service in particular I dislike, but the fact that
    loading its software into your computer also loads
    a crapload of spyware, pop-up ads and other unwanted
    nuisances that are difficult to get rid of -- even
    when uninstalling.

    I already have broadband access through Verizon.
    There is no need for me to get AOL or anything
    similar.

    However....

    With my broadband access, Verizon gives its subscribers
    FREE unlimited access to MSN.

    I have the install icon sitting on my desktop right now.

    You know, it may be cool to try MSN. After all, it
    should have exclusive content not found anywhere else.

    Thing is, I haven't dared to execute the install. My
    fear is that it will take over my browser, install all
    sorts of spyware and bring my computer to its knees.

    So....

    For anyone using MSN -plus- regular broadband Internet...

    1. Does MSN install all sorts of unnecessary crap
    in your computer?

    2. Does MSN take over your browser, or, does it have
    its own browser with no interference?

    3. Is there worthwhile content to be had on the MSN
    network?


    Very interested to hear your opinions.

    Regards!
     
  2. PhilBoy

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    MSN Plus installed the C2 browser jacker and pooched my daughter's machine.

    I had to re-format and do a fresh install to get rid of it.

    Head's up.
     
  3. Diallo B

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    like aol, msn has issues with attempting to take over your computer. i would not choose to install it.

    also, i am unaware of any exclusive content that they may have. all of their content should be available on msn.com at all times.
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Thanks!

    You made a very easy decision for me.

    No MSN!
     
  5. Diallo B

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    no problem ron!
     

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