Free Crapware Prevention Tool
by Jim Hillier for Daves Computer Tips
We recently asked our TechTalk contributors to recommend a favorite FREE application or tool that they currently use. This post is the Dave’s Computer Tips response to our request.
You could be forgiven for thinking we are on an ‘anti crapware’ crusade this week, what with Marc’s excellent How do you handle crapware article, my recent experience installing ImgBurn, and now this article, it certainly seems that way. The truth is, it’s all purely coincidental. It is, however, maybe a sign of the times… the way things are going with all this crapware constantly foisted upon us with almost every software installation, it was probably inevitable and is certainly topical.
Everyone here at DCT deplores the worsening situation involving software installations and bundling, and I suspect we are not Robinson Crusoe. Seems developers and vendors are bent on expanding this practice, and they aren’t averse to drawing from the sneaky tactics department either.
I first came across Unchecky a few weeks ago and my immediate reaction was… what a great concept! I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve queried clients about toolbars installed on their machines and they’ve had no idea what it does or where it came from. This is just the sort of situation Unchecky is designed to help prevent.
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