vmware player could allow virus’ to escape

Mike pointed out that VMware player could allow virus’s etc to escape from the virtual machine onto the hosting machine and that a new player is available. I’ve downloaded the new version to use and was a bit annoyed to find that it is yet another piece of software that comes bundled with the google toolbar. This software is starting to become as prevalent as malware. So far I’ve been offered the software with firefox, java,vmware player and possibly more. Yes they are far more obvious that this software is being made available to install, but why bundle it into the download so I have to download it several times with each piece of software?