September 11, 2006
This application report reviews the ABC Scrabble application, produced by 2M Games.
We find that ABC Scrabble from 2MGames.com is badware because it installs additional applications -- including spyware and badware components -- without telling the user; it attempts to install additional software well after the initial installation; it adds programs to the user's startup folder without disclosure; and it fails to uninstall bundled software when the main program is uninstalled.
We currently recommend that
users do not install the version of ABC Scrabble that we tested, unless
the user is comfortable with the level of risk we identify or until the
application is updated consistent with the recommendations in this
For the full text of this report, please visit http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=abcscrabble