Most software companies must be guilty of "sloppy programming" then as they too install files which may or may not be used. Zonealarm-Toolbar. Comodo internet security-av database optional if not using the full suite. Avast.-software updater.Secure VPN. I think most people will get the jist of what im saying here as all those modules are optional and yet here we are criticizing avira for doing the same thing. Thanks.