I have tried two ISPs (before this one) and they both gave me a CD to help set up my connection.
The first one installed shit all the way through my internet browser. Default home page, default search page, changed the windows icons to the ISP's logo, it even made the caption in the window header "*page description* - brought to you by ISP's name"
It sucked so bad. It took ages to delete every thing from my registry and restore all the files and defaults back to normal. Infact it even installed Internet Explorer 5.5 over Internet Explorer 6 without my consent. I didn't have a chance to say "O.K", it just did it.
With that bad experience in mind, I was cautious with my next ISP. They gave me a CD and a booklet to follow.
I asked: Does this install their name all over my web browser.
They assured: Probably not.
Without taking the risk, I went through the booklet and manually typed in the username, password and phone number. But kazaa Lite wasn't working.
My brother decided maybe there was something on the CD that made the connection proper: BANG! They got his computer. Icons, search page, home page, even a water mark above the address bar.
Why didn't kazaa lite work? Because the stupid @#%$s block ports!!!!
Why do ISPs insist on tailoring your web browser to advertise their stupid business. Hell, they already have your business. What are you going to say?
"Hey look, there's an ISP logo. I had better sign up for another account. I'll sign up my entire family! Thank you so much for f**king up my web browser and ruining any chance I ever had of getting laid again!"
ISPs piss me off. Now lets hear your bad experiences.