Seems to me....
As long as there is money in it for PhoenixNet, they're goin'a do it. Or, anyone else for that matter.
Anyone and everyone is at risk of being sold for a few pieces of silver, and this latest mis-adventure could easily mean millions of pieces of silver.
Free, not hardly, vendors are paying for this, and unless they get hurt, there is no reason to stop.
If AOL icon appears on desktop at startup, you can bet they paid for it. Big time! They spend millions shipping disks and CDs, this cost, on a per consumer basis, next to nothing.
I assert that if you want this stopped, kill off the money tree for PhoenixNet.
Raise the dickens with the vendors for their uninvited, unwanted, and coersive intrusion into your life and privacy.
This is spam, by another name and means.
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