[Note: This is an old post. Look at the date. MyHeritage has changed many times. Please look at the new program].
At the suggestion of a reader, I re-visited MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, a supposedly free downloadable genealogy program. I had previously downloaded the program and looked at it, but found it lacking in so many ways had passed it over. This time, I downloaded the program, Version 3.0, and gave it more complete scrutiny. The program apparently has a lot of features but seems to be a front for buying the upgraded version.
Before anything else, when I returned to my iGoogle page, I found that MyHeritage had installed itself as my default homepage. I do not recall allowing the program to do this. It is a minor issue to re-establish my own startup page but it is very annoying and ethically unacceptable, to have a software program change your Google startup page without your permission and understanding. Beware of this "feature." I immediately uninstalled the program and removed all components with the concern that it had hijacked something else on my computer.
I had another rude surprise when the uninstall program sent me to the MyHeritage Website to try to convince me not to uninstall the program. The annoying program shut down my FireFox and reopened it at the MyHeritage Website.
This program is close to being a virus.
This program has limited sourcing, no convenient way to add fields, does not deal with duplicate persons in the file, has no way to format sources, does not support LDS ordinances at all, has a very limited merge function. The fact that it supports 34 languages and alternate keyboads is no excuse to take over my computer functions.
If any of my readers has had a positive experience with this program, I would invite comments.