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I have a few desktop apps packaged with InstallShield. Those installers are configured to add shortcuts to the start menu. Honestly, I have no idea what would happen if I (or one of my clients) denied write access to the start menu but I will be checking thanks to this post.
I definitely understand your frustration. But if you're posting on CodeProject, you're probably more technically savvy that 99.9% of the people using these applications - even sort of techy apps like NordVPN and Boxcryptor.
The unfortunate reality is that most people who use computers don't really have a good mental model of how computers and filesystems work. For these users, if the application doesn't have a start menu entry, it flat out does not exist.
Image the support headaches caused trying to explain to confused users that yes, the application is on your computer, but no, it's not in that list that's supposed to show all of the applications on your computer. End-user heads would explode. Support staff would be driven to drink. I mean, they're already driven to drink; they'd just drink even more.
I know this probably isn't why these apps are rolling back their installs. But it's why I'd make my app installers do this. Better to have a bunch of pissed off people who can't use my application that to have a few pissed off people incessantly driving me insane with support requests.
Strange one: firstly during the week I kept getting One Time Password appearing in my Email. A phone call on the land line asking me to 'Press 1 as Amazon are trying to speak to me'?. Ignor (didn't press one!) today looked at my email on my phone see 4 purchases of phone proctective covers. Jump on my PC nothing about them in my Amazon account, think thats strange use the code number from the email paste it into the my purchases serach on Amazon, that brings it up cancel all the orders I didn't make. Get on to HSBC cancell my card, try to log in to my Virgin media account with the password that my email uses, it won't let me in! HOW! I can get email but can't get into my account? I suppose it is becasue I don't use Virgin account as it appear my personal questions have been altered as well...Ideas please?
1) Change your Amazon password.
2) Remove all cards and accounts from Amazon.
3) Virgin media account password is probably not the same as your Virgin email account password - if you can still get into your email, then use Virgins "forgot password" option to get a new one.
4) Change your eBay password, and PayPal as well.
5) In fact, check your passwords and change everything that uses the same passwords - I know many, many people who use one password for all accounts, but that's dangerous. All it takes is one "soft" system, and even the "hard" ones are compromised. I use different passwords for every system I log into, and use a password manager (in fact two, because I let Chrome handle teh "no money involved" systems) so I just have to remember one.
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By the way, Google just returned this[^] as a search. While the idea is probably not bad, I wonder how much trust I should put in an online website that pulls out passwords for me... Ain't that a good way to build a dictionary of passwords ?
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