Network Admin's struggle as Safari pops up on networks

Network administrators are complaining that Apple's recent decision to offer users its Safari Web browser as part of an iTunes and QuickTime update has made their lives harder, as they struggle to remove the software from PCs on their networks. For Cody Wilson, the trouble began a few weeks ago, when he noticed that Safari […]

Network administrators are complaining that Apple's recent decision to offer users its Safari Web browser as part of an iTunes and QuickTime update has made their lives harder, as they struggle to remove the software from PCs on their networks.

For Cody Wilson, the trouble began a few weeks ago, when he noticed that Safari had popped up as a download option with his Apple Software Update, the program that is used to update iTunes and QuickTime.

Wilson, a network administrator with Soy Capital Bank and Trust in Decatur, Illinois, soon found out that many of the users on his network had installed the software without realizing it. "I went into work the next day and I scanned my network, and my inventory software said I have Safari on 30 PCs," he said.

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Apple, Safari, Browser, iTunes, QuickTime