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“Recommended” Installation Process Often Includes Bloatware

What All Comes with Recommended Installation?

How many times have you installed a program and just hit “Next”, “Next”, “Next”?  Often times we assume we are just installing the program we want.  That too often, is not the case.  When installing a program, the default installation process goes to “Recommended” or “Suggested”.  Many users leave it as the recommended process, because they believe that is what is best.  But is it?

Often times it is not.  When installing software or applications through the “suggested” process, additional programs are also typically included.  Therefore, instead of just getting software A, you’re also getting program X, application Z and software Y.  All of these extras are considered bloatware.

Bloatware will eventually begin to create issues within your device.  Too many software or applications installed can bog down the hard drive and decrease the device’s speed.  Also, there is a risk of bloatware programs interfering with the functionality of legitimate software.

To avoid this risk entirely, users need to opt out of the “Recommended” or “Suggested” installation method.  By foregoing this option, users have far more control over what is actually being put on their device.

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