1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

How to avoid some PUP's

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by donetao, Mar 17, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. donetao

    donetao Banned Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    688
    Hi I have lots of tips I would like to share. Please let me know if I'm breaking forum rules.
    Hi Do you ever see all those bundled PUP's you don't want when down loading free software. Always chose custom install, but here's a little helper for those dang PUP's.

    http://unchecky.com/

    Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a new search engine, or even a new browser?
    Unchecky aims to keep potentially unwanted programs out of your computer.
     
  2. OrderUpCafe

    OrderUpCafe

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2015
    Messages:
    38
    I had 4 toolbars at one time, about 18 months ago, before I knew to watch for that. Even now, it takes some dedication to miss all the unwanted PUP's.!
     
  3. donetao

    donetao Banned Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    688
    Yes! PUP's are becoming a real problem on the internet world. That software should help a little, but always down load from the author if possible and always chose the custom install when down loading freeware.
    thanks for you reply!!
     
  4. donetao

    donetao Banned Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    688
    Hi! Hoping to make a hand here on the forum!
    Why not join MBAM in this fight against PUP's They seem to be every where. I hate PUP's
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/pup/
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1144960

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice