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A really good read here. Yes I know we can say ''why didn't they do 'custom' install and read what they are doing'' but many folk just click to install...being trusting.

 

 http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/

 

(Don't do this at home of course)

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Good article and I get the point they are going for but I don't agree with his conclusion. 

 

 


Don’t recommend freeware downloads.

 

There are a lot of really great free programs and not all of them install the junk mentioned in this article. I don't have a problem with free apps recommending things like chrome, dropbox, ect. If they are trying to install "free registry cleaner/virus scanner" thats different. 

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I think the answer is some sort of instant restore software, designed so that when you get tagged, you can just put the computer back with a click or two and start over.  There are several available, some free.  I have used Powershadow for years, it has never failed.  Sadly not available for win 7 or later.  For later versions of windows, most of the really good ones cost money, but If I depended on a computer for anything important I would spend it. 

 

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Above is based on the assumption that most folks don't know what is necessary to avoid foistware, and don't have time to learn. 

I know, you could say something like well, they should take the time, but that isn't realistic.

The CCleaner SLIM version is always released a bit after any new version; when it is it will be HERE :-)

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...and here's the next installment

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/207692/yes-every-freeware-download-site-is-serving-crapware-heres-the-proof/

 

 

We actually talked to the owner of MajorGeeks about this, and he said that if he only listed freeware downloads that don’t contain bundled crapware, he’d have almost no downloads to list and would just have to close up shop

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A really good read here. Yes I know we can say ''why didn't they do 'custom' install and read what they are doing'' but many folk just click to install...being trusting.

 

 http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/

 

(Don't do this at home of course)

Love the bit about the homepage hijackers fighting each other to keep their's installed :D

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