Firstly, scared though I am of asking a question that has been answered elsewhere, I do seem to spend a lot of time searching without finding pertinent info.
General question: what’s the deal with those software downloads where you get what you think is the package but when you run it, it wants to connect to the net and download another truckload of files for the actual installation?
A specific case; I just found a PDF read/edit suite (freeware, they claim) that I want to try. I downloaded nitro_pdf_reader_32_dlm.exe, and when I ran it, it stalled because by that stage I had disconnected from the net and restarted my machine. (I tend to want to install new software while offline in case of nasties).
So I’m wondering if I should be suspicious of this behaviour - after all if it’s necessary to have say, 26Mb of installation files, why not just provide them up front without the added couple of megs of load on my limited allowance, occasioned by what I’m guessing is a download manager file?