Download Java, Get a Carbonite Trial for Free

Jul 7, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: PC Magazine

Sun Microsystems Inc will distribute an Internet-based PC backup service from tiny industry pioneer Carbonite, which competes with tech industry giants EMC Corp and Symantec Corp.

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Mattsson

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Aug 5, 2009
 

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I am happy to have Java on my PC for free, but I'm upset that the last Java update's default action was to install Carbonite on my PC.

I prefer to choose my own backup solution.

I have lost trust that Sun will install only Java during Java updates.
Danny

East Islip, NY

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Aug 7, 2009
 
Agreed; I'm fed up of garbage being installed behind my back.
Kevin

Dallas, TX

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Aug 10, 2009
 

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I hate when this stuff is foist upon us. I have over 300 users I know have to figure out how to get rid of this garbage. I am thinking class action lawsuit for my time and users time in having to get rid of this crapware.
Don

Olympia, WA

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Aug 10, 2009
 
Go to the control panel. Bring up "Remove Programs". Remove the damn program. And do not download any Sun Java software ever again. It just is not worth the damn trouble go back and restart the whole PC mess.
Ron

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Aug 11, 2009
 

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The Java update is such a frequent pop-up that people are used to clicking on the update without much thought. The Carbonite program is included by default and should be an optional selection. More & more we have to become I.T. specialists just to do regular operations on a computer. The requirement to remove carbonite was another waste of time due to bloatware. Shame on Sun!
wes

Portland, OR

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Sep 18, 2009
 
I noticed the shortcut on my desktop, the online support says I chose the option. The window got stuck off to the side with only the close button in the corner showing, I couldn't drag it over to see what was going on. dirty bastages
anne

Newport Beach, CA

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Mar 31, 2010
 
Yes, not cool to install other programs when updating your software. not cool at all.
del

Vancouver, WA

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Apr 3, 2010
 
Java is def not this valuable. LOL

Further, I will do NO MORE JAVA DEV in my world there are other options.

OVER and OUT!
del

Vancouver, WA

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Apr 3, 2010
 
Java is def not this valuable. LOL

Further, I will do NO MORE JAVA DEV in my world - there are other options.

OVER and OUT!
Rich

Rindge, NH

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Apr 9, 2010
 
It was really annoying to have this slip in. I think of it as ad-ware since once it gets on the PC it pops up ads for itself. Shame on you Sun.

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Apr 9, 2010
 
Why would you trust someplace you dont know with all your personal info.Your computer is easily backed up by using a flash drive that you can buy for less than $50.

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Apr 9, 2010
 
Goto your java and uncheck auto update...
Problem solved.
irritated

United States

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Jul 2, 2010
 
I uninstalled carbonite right after java updated. That was not cool, Larry.
Susan

Atlanta, GA

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Aug 20, 2010
 
irritated wrote:
I uninstalled carbonite right after java updated. That was not cool, Larry.
Worked for me! Did immediate uninstall.
msk

San Diego, CA

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Sep 11, 2010
 
I had no idea why the Carbonite advertising banner kept popping up on my computer on start-up. After reading this post, I know realize that I am not the only one subjugated to this deceitful, backhanded marketing scheme. I am a full supporter of capitalism; however, I don't condone dishonest marketing tactics. I am going to file a complaint with Carbonite regarding their practice. I suggest everyone do the same.
msk

San Diego, CA

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Sep 11, 2010
 
I have just sent an email to David Friend, CEO of Carbonite:

Hello: I am writing to let you know that I don't approve of your online marketing tactic. More specifically, I was annoyed to learn that when I updated Java, it loaded your advertising banner onto my computer without my knowledge and consent. Every time I would boot my computer, the Carbonite advertisement would pop up on my screen. I am a full supporter of capitalism and free markets, but I believe it comes with integrity, honesty, and being fair in all business dealings. This practice is unfair and dishonest.

There are plenty of avenues for your company to advertise and promote its products and services without intruding on the private property of your potential customers. I strongly urge you stop this practice.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Marc
jkc

Norfolk, VA

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Sep 23, 2010
 
Don wrote:
Go to the control panel. Bring up "Remove Programs". Remove the damn program. And do not download any Sun Java software ever again. It just is not worth the damn trouble go back and restart the whole PC mess.
Thanks! Needed that!

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Sep 23, 2010
 
You need Java on certain websites
Gary

Plymouth, MI

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Dec 19, 2010
 
java is free and you have to have it for certain web pages.(STILL VERY DISHONEST ADVERTISING!)

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