It's standard on OEM software installations for most American companies. They put all sorts of garbage on your system, many of which have security issues. It's been happening since the mid-90s for certain. My ex and I were involved in systems testing, but I can't say for which company, or I'd be in deep violation of the NDA I signed. This is why you don't get a real copy of Windows with your PC for you to install all clean and vanilla. You get the version that the company has already tweaked, along with 'backup disks' that will reinstall everything to 'factory original,' meaning still with all their tweaks in place.