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July 18, 2003 06:00 AM

Broken: CD in magazine

John Cady writes:

The July issue of Wired came with a CD-ROM advertising the new DaimlerChrysler Crossfire. I popped the CD into my computer for a look. The CD installed itself into my startup program so that now, whenever I turn on my computer, it launches this ad which takes some time to close. They've hijacked my computer! What's worse is that I can't find the new program anywhere to uninstall it. You can bet my next car won't be Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, Mercedes, or Maybach.
Update: John reports that after running AdWare, the offending startup is now gone.

Update 7/21: Joel Rome writes that "Another problem with the CD was that much of its 'content' was links to pages on Chrysler's web site. At least one of those links is no longer working. And I tried the CD the same day I received the magazine in the mail. I thought of you as I threw the CD in the trash."


hey dude, some people don't know how to do that

Posted by: lane at June 16, 2004 12:34 PM

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