Re: I think Avast is a virus :-)


 

Hi,
Could anyone please explain how the unchecky utility works to ensure accidentaly installing of unwanted software?
Thanks
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On 14 Jul 2018, at 05.42, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

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If you are a blind person, you may not see the bundling offers in a custom installation because of accessibility problems with the installers.  While you should use the custom installation option, that is no guarantee as a blind person.  And uncheckie, while it sees a lot and should be used, doesn't know about everything. 
 
I would say that, before installing anything free, blind people should ask about the installation on one or more lists of blind computer users.
 
Gene
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Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I think Avast is a virus :-)

CCleaner (Piriform as a whole) is now owned by Avast and "an offer" to install it comes with every CCleaner free install.

If you choose the "typical" installation you'll get it for sure.  I tell everyone two things if they want to avoid the installation of software bundled with other software they want:

1. Get Unchecky, install it, and leave it there to do its job.  It's resource footprint is minuscule.

2.  Never take the "typical" install option.  Always choose customize, which gives you the full view of what the installer intends to do at each step, including the installation of other bundled software, so that you can make intentional choices.

You do not need to purchase the paid version of CCleaner, or virtually any "free" program, to avoid the loathsome practice of bundling but you do need to NEVER take the "typical" install, at a minimum, and it's really helpful to use Unchecky in case you might happen to miss one of the checkboxes you'd need to uncheck to avoid having something you don't want installed.
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