Originally Posted by panda21
ok so how about i install something to upload nonstop from your computer without telling you that will eat up your entire months bandwidth in a week? cos thats not anything to get your panties in a bunch over so you should be totally cool with it.
If you give me something to install, and I did so freely without checking into anything about it, reading any of the information published in the application's launcher or paying attention to what it's doing, it'd be entirely my fault - not yours.
The LOTRO downloader says exactly what it's going to do: use Pando Media Booster to download and upload installer files. Fantastic! I don't feel they're obligated to say when
that's going to happen (i.e. always). The OP went under the false assumption that it would stop when he finished downloading/installing. It didn't. Lesson learned.
Whenever I decide to install anything I assume it's going to try do everything it can to attach itself to start up and run at all times and consume as many resources as possible - so I always check. (One nice thing about Vista was that it would trap anything
trying to install itself to run at system startup and allow you to block it. Win 7 doesn't feature that anymore :( ).
As I said before, everyone should be vigilant about what they install and allow to run on their computers - no matter who or where it came from. Start taking some responsibility for your own actions and stop expecting others to be looking out for your own welfare.
Edit: I'm pretty much done here. In addition to everything else I've posted, I'll say I agree with the OP's sentiment that Pando Media Booster should be uninstalled as soon as you're done downloading the installer files. The game doesn't need it to be present. It's only used to retrieve the installer files. There's simply no reason to leave it lying around whether it's running or not.