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Windows 7: Use Unchecky to deselect installation of Adware with other software

14 Jul 2014   #1
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 
Use Unchecky to deselect installation of Adware with other software

Many people download software from download sites like C|net, Softonic and related websites. Those websites often bundle Free Toolbars and other Adware with their installer software. Adware companies often pay these download sites to bundle their software with the installers so that they can get as many of their toolbars installed on computers as they can. This often leads to inexperienced and innocent users who press the 'Next' button on the installers without looking what else is being installed being affected by Adware and have Ads displayed, get rather useless toolbars and other unnecessary stuff which makes the computer and internet experience slow. Also, many of the adware installed can act as spyware which can make them dangerous in some cases too.

To prevent this, a software known as Unchecky is a tool which automatically unchecks all Windows check boxes which also deselects the option of installation of toolbars and other adware automatically. This is not only useful for inexperienced users but also for experienced users alike. It not only unchecks the boxes but also reminds you before installing Adware.

To download Unchecky, follow the given steps :

Download Unchecky from Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear



Open the Unchecky Installer and Select your language and click on Install. It will install automatically and will work in the background.

You're done! You no longer need to worry about Adware getting installed with 3rd party software!


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15 Jul 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

May need to test this software out... It's a full time job cleaning my dad's laptop ha ha

If he sees a 'Download' or 'Install' button I think he has to click it
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15 Jul 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Several of us, including me, have been using it for quite some time. It works quite well for downloaded installers. Online installers, such as used for adobe flash, are another story. I haven't had any problems with compatibility.
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15 Jul 2014   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Several of us, including me, have been using it for quite some time. It works quite well for downloaded installers. Online installers, such as used for adobe flash, are another story. I haven't had any problems with compatibility.
Cheers for the feedback
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16 Jul 2014   #5
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the Feedback Jamie and Jeannie. I stumbled upon this little piece of useful software and thought I'd provide it for the users of SevenForums here who are affected by adware and to prevent them from further installing them. I don't know if it is in the right section. Admins, maybe move this to tutorials?
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16 Jul 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Actually, this thread would be the appropriate place to post this. Why don't you PM Brink and ask him to add Unchecky to the list? Reference this thread when you do.
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19 Jul 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I also want to add that unchecky updates automatically and runs as a system level service. It also uses the host file to block very bad and known distributors of malware.
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