How to Automatically Skip Bundled Junkware on Windows
What’s annoying about Windows software installers is how often you’re offered to install unrelated junk programs that hijack your browsing , slow down your browser, and cause all sorts of other headaches. Diligent users are watchful enough to uncheck such offers, but even the best of us can slip up.
Give yourself a second set of eyes with Unchecky. This lightweight tool watches for bundled crapware whenever you install new programs and automatically unchecks them so you never miss any.
Check out the difference it makes with this demonstration:
Unchecky will warn you if you’re accidentally about to install a junk program. You don’t have to worry about managing it, as it automatically updates and improves its performance without nagging you.
But it isn’t perfect. You’ll still need to carefully navigate through install boxes – don’t frantically click Next even with Unchecky guarding you. The program improves with time, though, and covers all of the big offenders like µTorrent and Java (which you should uninstall ).
— Hinotama (@Gohan1991) October 19, 2015
Already got some junkware on your system? You can remove annoying toolbars easily with our tips.
Has Unchecky ever saved you from crapware? Do you prefer another tool? Let us know how Unchecky works for you in a comment!
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