FormatFactory

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs Ask Toolbars and makes Ask.com homepage"

    September 11, 2012  |   By frag8

    Pros

    Convert an MP3 to another format I wanted.

    Cons

    I didn't notice any warnings when installing that it would install Ask software on my computer. I usually notice those readily and uncheck them. After installing this program, when I opened Firefox it had replaced both my home pages with ask.com, as well as changed the default search engine to ask.com. When I opened Chrome, it did leave my home pages alone but installed an Ask toolbar. When I opened Internet Explorer it had replaced both my homes pages and installed the Ask toolbar.

    Uninstalling FormatFactory does not appear to remove or revert any of this. I have multiple homes pages and use multiple browsers because I am logged into more than a single account for the same web applications, and have multiple browsers open all day across multiple monitors. What was just supposed to be a quick conversion of a single MP3 file has now turned into a pretty annoying headache. DO NOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM.

    Summary

    This program installs Ask software in all of your browsers and changes your browser settings. DO NOT INSTALL. There are better programs that do not do this.

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  • Reply by renagadetech on September 26, 2012

    It does ask to allow the install of "ASK" try reading the install or use Custom install!!

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