OS: Windows 7 64-bit
browsers: IE (updated) & Firefox (updated)
2.5.8 source: softpedia
I understand the economics of freeware in 2013. It's one thing to bundle other software with this software, but it is quite another to not give users the option to not install this bundled software. And then to make it worse, the update didn't even make the user aware that it was including other software. I couldn't opt out of it, and I wasn't at all aware it was happening. After uininstalling the TuneUp suite from the control panel, it was a headache afterwards. I had to reboot twice and was still having a problem uninstalling it. I'm still not certain I have it removed. Then, the Bing-related toolbar (enrapture, encapture, or whatever it is called) and search engine wasn't easily removed, either. After removing the tool bar, it was still integrated into my search engines. I had to go into each browser in two places to remove it from operating and acting as the default. On top of that, It had also replaced my home pages with the search engine page. One small thing after another adding up to a real hassle.
I don't consider it whiny or complaining to at least request a warning that this extra software is included before installing, and it would be only common courtesy to give users the option to click out of installing it before installing the ImgBurn update. I've never had this happen with any other update from any software, freeware or paid. For instance, at least Adobe informs, and gives an option, if you want the Google toolbar installed as it is bundled with the reader. McAfee antivirus is bundled all over the place, but it always gives the user the option to not also install it. That's decency.
If ImgBurn is financially forced to partner with other software, at least make sure it isn't so intrusive and hassle-ridden. You are the company you keep. It doesn't speak well of ImgBurn to put users in this type of situation. I've been using ImgBurn for years, and I've had no complaints whatsoever about it. This was an ugly turn of events.