Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#11202 closed Feature request (rejected)

Stop Browser Hijacking From Installer

Reported by: etownie Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Yahoo Yahoo! installer hijack browser Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: OS X
Operating system version: OSX


I know this is probably a revenue stream for you guys, but last time I installed FileZilla, I didn't see the radio button and your installer hijacked all of my browsers to default to Yahoo for their search and homepages. This is an incredibly frustrating and scummy behavior, and I would love it if my favorite FTP client would stop trying to do that to people.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by asbestospiping, 7 years ago

The installer silently quit chrome on OSX (Discarding all content from all tabs) and used keyboard spoofing to update the home page in Safari to yahoo.

I have reported this behaviour to the yahoo crew, as this is explicitly banned in the affiliate signup agreement.

This is disgusting behaviour, and has caused my company to ban filezilla for the foreseeable future.

comment:2 by Tim Kosse, 7 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

The installer does as instructed by the user. All offers are entirely optional, declining offers does not prevent installation of FileZilla.

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