internet explorer is needed to install SanDiskSSDDashboard :((

Hey guys. 

Ive just cloned and moved from my old 120gb corsair force 3, to a 480gb sandisk ultra II and found that I need to install IE 9 or higher to install the ssd dashboard!  Why??  Why would sandisk make people do that?  Are they so out of date or in bed with microsoft?

And can you please remove this requirement, its very poor form and implies poor coding.  Im considering returning the ssd for this reason.