Seeing Red: Tech’s Most Hated Software

April 5, 2016

We count down the most irritating and undeniably bad software that we have seen.

If you are a computer user, chances are you have already encountered the best and worst softwares out there. While these softwares were designed to keep you productive, it just ends up making you see red.

Here’s a roundup of our most hated software:

Windows Vista – the mere mention of Windows Vista still brings up chills to everyone, even reminding users of a previous mishap by Microsoft (Windows ME). While Microsoft promised new features and a fancy new interface, the operating system was littered with bugs and required ridiculous hardware specifications and lacks driver support that made everyone love Windows XP even more.

Internet Explorer 6 – this was the default browser when Microsoft launched Windows XP and while it worked well back in 2001, the company rarely updated the browser resulting in thousands of unsupported web pages and various security vulnerabilities.

Adobe Flash – ah, the software that Steve Jobs spoke so ill about. Adobe Flash used to be the default web standard for websites – though as time progressed, it failed to keep up with modern web standards along with the increasing security issues.

Norton Antivirus – this program never had a problem scanning and detecting threats, but the way it was made to continuously scan viruses used up a lot of system resources – making PCs run slow to the point that we’d rather have viruses infect us rather than to have it installed on our computers. Thankfully, Norton has revamped its software, and is now one of the best ones available.

Ask Toolbar – part of hating IE was the toolbars that randomly kept appearing even when you don’t remember installing them – the Ask Toolbar was one of them. It even changed various settings on your browser without any permission and worse, recorded your browsing history.

Any other softwares you think should be on the list? Give it a shoutout in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.