I've been using Raptr for years. I love it for tracking my game activity. I don't need all this extra crap, and I especially don't need a program that's recording everything I do on my computer. I uninstalled it when it first showed up... then I get a new update today and it's re-installed again. If this doesn't go away I'm going to have to just completely uninstall Raptr.
Any chance we can get a lightweight app JUST for tracking gameplay and nothing else?
We're really sorry that this happened to you as this issue was first made aware to us a couple weeks ago. It turned out to be a bug in our Plays.tv uninstaller where we did not remember whether or not the user had manually uninstalled the app. Once we found out this was happening, we stopped pushing out the client update to the rest of the users.
Unfortunately, in order to fix the problem, we had to release another version of the client on March 3rd, 2016 (which comes with Plays.tv) which contains the logic to remember whether or not the user has manually uninstalled Plays.tv. This is the reason why we had to install it once again on your machine. From here on out, Plays.tv will not install/update itself unless the user already has Plays.tv installed, or you are installing Raptr fresh on a new PC.
Again, we apologize that this has happened to you, and it will not happen again in the future.
Feel free and let me know if you have any additional feedback!
Well today Plays tv decided to install itself all over the place. Clearly the issue is not resolved its still happening to some extent.
@niccarpediem - To gain more detail, you had uninstalled Plays.tv prior to March 3rd and now it is trying to install it again?
This is still an issue, I uninstalled Plays.tv after the March 3rd date and found out that it reinstalled itself and turned itself on with all settings reset to default including to use 10 GB of space so it would automatically record when I open a game. I don't want Plays.tv to be installed, I don't want it to assume I want to record videos and eat up my harddrive when I don't even have enough free space and can't even find where it saves the videos so it can delete them. This is atleast the third or fourth time that I have uninstalled it, had Raptr reinstall it even though I don't want it on my computer at all, and I'm pretty sure it's not just doing it during an update but also sometimes when I start up Raptr and there is no update to install. This is getting ridicoulous. Next time Plays.tv reinstalls without asking me first, I will be uninstalling Raptr completely from all my computers and never using it again. This whole were going to install a program on your computer after you uninstall it is exactly what a virus would do and if this keeps up, I'm going to treat Raptr like a virus. Fix this immediately.
Raptr is Adware.
We realized this issue soon after updating it on Friday. We should have made the correction now so it shouldn't happen. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Plays.tv has installed itself THREE times without my permission. I'm uninstalling Raptr, it's not worth the hassle.
@Hunterkillerer - Can you let me know when it last reinstalled? I want to ensure that it's not happening with 1.9.1 (there was a bug on 1.9.0 that a small amount of users may have gotten the reinstall when they should not have).
Hmmm me thinks that the seperation of Plays and Raptr was a bad Idea. Maybe you should have your "sowftware Devs" undo the crap update.
And you know that while I may be a thorn in your side verun. I am 100% correct in the statement that I have made.
@obscurespace - Everyone is welcome to their opinion here and I am not going to censor anyone if they have negative feedback. Any type of feedback, whether negative or positive, can help shape anything. However, it's easier to determine the changes if we have constructive feedback such as:
@theBlackDragon - I appreciate the update and letting me know!
For your points you mentioned, we're slowly making improvements to make it more user friendly, but we definitely want to squash some bugs first. I apologize that you didn't have a great experience when it first rolled out, but thank you for the feedback!