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[Guide] Avoiding Adware in Installers


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#16 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 14:16

Also avoid downloading anything from cnet :p

Lately, yes I'd have to agree, I hate that installer thing you need to have just to download something.

I always choose advanced when installing, to see what I have control over (in case of something I don't want installed) but even then, like OP pointed out you don't have a choice with some software

(usually I'll go find a rival product)




#17 issh

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:57

Nice guide. I think I'll give this to my grand aunt. She always keeps calling me to fix her PC cause she installs adware all the time.



#18 compl3x

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:39

Always click on the advanced button when installing stuff, the adware or toolbars hide in there as well.