August 14, 2012
On September 24th, 2012, I downloaded and installed the GOTD offer: Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.5. I played around with it a bit, didn’t really like it but left it on my pc just in case I decided to give it another chance.
On September 27th, I turned on my PC only to find an advertising pop up along with my desktop items, from Wondershare for discount on software. WHAT? I immediately uninstalled all Wondershare products from my PC.
2 days later, the advertisement showed up again upon start up. I was baffled. I thought I had uninstalled it. Come to find out, their little hidden file: WSHelper.exe was still on my PC. Thanks to the Post by DavidH, I was able to locate the file and manually delete it.
Please be careful when installing any “freebie” or giveaway from Wondershare.
Here is my review on GOTD website:
I need to post this 3 days later (today is September 27th, 2012) because now I am furious. When I started my PC today,
a large window / pop up for a Discount offer loaded on startup, on my desktop, for Wondershare products.
I do not appreciate software companies bundling pop up advertising to show up when I start my PC. This is totally inappropriate behavior. No matter how good a software may be, this is unacceptable. I will never install or purchase another Wondershare product, just based on these tactics.
This is worse than the toolbars and browsers that come bundles, but you can opt out of.
This has got to be the worst, so far, of tactics I have seen.
I noticed this same thing after installing this program from GAOD. I was using Glary Utilities and noticed that the file was placed into my “startup” I removed it and it hasn’t popped up again. Wondershare has never done this before and I really did like their products. But I now have to agree that this was not necessary on Wondershare’s part to add this advertising gimmick to their program.
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