This happened last week and I thought after all the negative blogs and podcasts Apple wouldn’t do it again.
Sure enough, I found this update notice on my Vista machine:
I don’t want Safari, most people on Windows don’t want Safari, and trying to trick people into installing it does not help your brand. It’s an idiotic move by someone in marketing who thinks that this way maybe they can get "market share", which will involve irritating a lot of users and IT support personnel when stuff quits working.
I guess the only way to stop this from happening is to uninstall iTunes and QuickTime. No great loss since I moved to a Zune 80 with its music subscription.