Hi, I normally rip music using window media player, mainly because I am used to the program and I know where to find the files. Recently however other programs have forcibly taken over that function, and they do not do what I want them to do. On my desk top computer the program Bear share has decided to load itself onto my computer and taken over that function. On my wifes laptop the program Roxio has decided to take over that function. I don't even know how Roxio installed itself onto my wifes computer, as it is not connected to the net. Roxio is a pain in the backside, it cannot do what I want it to, and there appears to be no uninstaller for it. On both computers I have the settings set to "ask me every time" when a new cd is installed, and I have windows media player set up as the default program. Howevr 99 times out of 100 the autoplay pop up window does not present windows media player as the ripping option.
I am sick to death of both of these programs and want to remove them and get wmp back as the ripping option. I have found more and more lately other programs self installing themselves and then taking over some function on the computer or the browser. This is an absolute pain in the a..e is there anyway of preventing this. It seems to be mostly happening through Fire fox, is it time to kick fire fox and change to a different browser.