Does PERI's software still act like a computer virus and take over all search features on your computer without giving you any option to shut that off?
My understanding was that at some point Google would require the software to properly de-install, and to require a positive confirmation that you wanted it to operate once it was already installed. Can someone clairfy the current status of Google's policies on this?
To answer your question, what doesn't act like a virus on the internet nowadays ! or are you just bashing a very successful internet software company. Every single software out there has its default, it has become a normal thing to people now when using the internet however Perion's softwares do make the user aware of the terms and conditions before installing so no its NOT A VIRUS.
They're in compliance with Google's guidelines according to the press release. From the CEO... "While the terms of the new contract are confidential, we can say that the business terms are slightly better than those achieved under the previous contract. In addition, I am happy to report that this renewal signifies our full support of, and commitment to comply with, Google's updated downloadable software policies."