Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 27 Jul 2009.
I'm not entirely sure that is a glitch...
iTunes on Windows is offensively bad, almost like a virus.
LOLz, didn't St Steve of Jobs once describe it as a cup of ice water to people roasting in hell?
iTunes rarely works properly anyway and often crashes... whats the issue? It just seems to me that all avg has done is highlight how awfuliTunes is and as a result seems to think its one giant virus in need of permenant deletion.
I can just about forgive an AV software company if a new virus def screws up a piece of software that can be easily reinstalled as it's not like they can test it against every piece of software but when it screws up the OS it's designed for then that's a serious failure. AVG are obviously not testing their defs thoroughly enough.
classic go AVG
Some iTunes users have been left with the impression that Apple's software really was infected, with one user even stating that “even if you go back to Apple and get the [iTunes] setup again, [it] is infected." <- some clever people there...
And nothing of value was lost
Well it does have the same effect to the usability of my PC as a cup of icewater...
I use both iTunes and AVG, and I admit I raised an eyebrow when the alert first came up. I figured it was a bug, and it looks like my initial suspicion was correct. Oh well. We patch and we move on. such is life in an age in which almost every part of our lives is run by a computer.
Not sure about all the iTunes hate, though. It's never crashed on me, and I haven't run into any major problems to speak of - no more so than any other media software I've tried.
I abandoned AVG when their software got bloated, slow (AVG8) and false-positived on some very interesting files - msconfig.exe, hal.dll and lsass.exe among them. Another definition update later, it wasn't detecting them as trojans any more. To this day, I still wonder why AVG suddenly decided to mark my legit fear.exe (patch 1.08) as a trojan, when prior to that update it never had. The daft thing was, it didn't complain at the no-CD version.
iTunes is basically the most painful application ever made. Maybe it works okay on OS X, but on Windows it's slow and clunky, uses tagging formats incompatible with other programs, is missing support for tons of files like FLAC (in favour of Apple's inferior ALAC), lacks lots of functionality and customisation, and takes a downright sinful amount of memory and CPU to run. AVG should just go ahead and install Foobar in place of iTunes for those customers, I think they'd be happier... provided they're smart enough to figure it out.
All that aside though, I'm not a fan of AVG anymore. Lately versions of their program have been extremely slow and resource-hogging, and it never really worked too well for me in removing any problems - I'd often have to manually search down viruses and clean them myself because it was unable to remove them. I've been using Eset Smart Security happily for the last while, and it's by far the best general security program I've ever used.
Killing iTunes is a feature not a flaw, what's the problem here? Once the iTunes driver actually locked my cd drive and I couldn't use it. Even after uninstalling iTunes it wouldn't unlock the drive. Apparently the iTunes drivers didn't uninstall and I had to uninstall drivers with a special utility. What a PITA.
Ding dong, the witch is dead.
Whats with all the iTunes hate? I could swear people here must have used it back in version 4.0 and never tried at again since.
Bit daft that AVG didn't test things properly first though. A false positive is better than not detecting anything at all though imo.
iTunes has never got better. It's always been a sluggish, badly ported piece of software. As more and more "features" get added, the more it slows down, and the larger the download gets.
POS, only used for updating the iPhone here.
I've used iTunes on the PC I built for my folks (they got free iPods through my Dads work for some odd reason). Compared to what I was used to using it was bloated, and the way iTunes seemed to grab everything and say "mine" and not let anything else use it (with regards to music and videos) is rather annoying.
My music, my videos, my choice. For now I tend to use VLC or Winamp. Far smoother running and less of a footprint on my system.
I freaking hate iTunes as well and that's the main reason why I didn't buy an ipod. However, I didn't realize the Zune software would be such a POS ... Is it really that hard when you're a company that programs complete operating systems to just make ONE application that's light and efficient ?I guess it is
Hehe, creative Zen Cheesecake. Use whatever software you want!
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