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Unchecky Prevents Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Installations

Many software installations, especially freeware, comes bundled with redundant programs or unwanted programs (PUPs) such as browser toolbars, scareware system cleaners, browser homepage hijacker, some types of adware, etc. They are being installed on computer while installing the main program. Advanced users can easily avoid PUPs, but if you’re an average PC user, you possibly leave everything by default, thus installing lots of additional unwanted programs without even knowing it.

Unchecky is a little program that helps you prevent installation of unwanted programs (PUPs). Its primary feature is automatic unchecking of unrelated offers, such as potentially unwanted programs. These unrelated offers become opt-in instead of opt-out, i.e. they will be installed only if you explicitly choose you want them (you usually don’t).

Another important feature of Unchecky is that it warns when you accept a potentially unwanted offer. Installers often provide them as a natural part of the installation, so they can easily be accepted by mistake. With Unchecky, it’s less likely to accidentally accept such offers.

Note that, Unchecky is not a universal solution, and might not support installers, which were not released yet. [source].

You can download Unchecky from here.

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