Yup. Whatever version it was I installed of MsgPlus! left one of the "sponsorware"'s (spyware to me... oops gotta becareful now what we call spyware, the authors may sue us) 1 folder + 1 executable file in my program files directory, even though I chose NOT to install the "sponsorware". Luckily I already knew what it was and safely deleted both. Since then I haven't trusted MsgPlus!.
The point is they bundle it with spyware, and nasty spyware at that, I don't care if they give you the option. I never understand why this stupid product gets so much support. Everytime I tell people to not install it, I get this backlash. The fact that they try and get you to install spyware on principle is enough for me to discredit their ****ware.
While i would normally remove an comment like the one j79zlr made, i will not in this case as i believe it is the truth. That is all that msgplus is. Spyware, and adware. Mixed in with something which USED to make MSN messenger a lot more useful.
and if you do choose to install the sponsor program then it isn't spyware coz you know that you installed it and you know it's there, as for if it never asked you to install it then you could call it spyware or adware, but in that case it's not
I don't know you guys, i've been using msg plus on my vaio for the last 2 years now and when i uncheck the box it does not install anything extra. The reason for it being checked first is becuause they have to have funds from somewhere so that they can support their website and developement of the software.