When we search the name of adware or when we contribute to the life of a IT forum, we realize that many people (too many people) install some adwares without their knowledge.
One day, when the computer becomes too slow or popups become too invasive, the person asking the question on a forum to try to eradicate these adware.
For those who do not know it or who wonder whence come these programs, so here are the answers :
- How and when these programs are installed ? It's very simple, you remember the pre-checked boxes of Ccleaner, CDBurnerXP, or other popular programs at their installations ?
If these adware programs are integrated into popular software installations, it's simply because the author receives a commission (some money for each installation of the adware on a computer).
To not install these adwares, simply uncheck the boxes during installation. But, since a certain time, a program named Unchecky has appeared. This program will handle uncheck the boxes when he sees them.
- Whence come these programs ? From unscrupulous companies who are looking to make money with paid search engines (including through Adsense), you track on the Internet to know your shopping habits, surf, ... and thus offer targeted advertising. Because these adware are integrated into your web browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, ...), they could also access the content of the pages that you visit (including : your Facebook wall, that of your friends, your emails , ...).
In short, to help your parents, grandparents or those not knowledgeable in IT, simply install Unchecky on their computer and the problem doesn't happen again (or at least less often). This software isn't perfect, so it might forget boxes, but most of them will be unchecked.
Download and install Unchecky.
After installation, you will see an icon in the taskbar (next to the time).
Here's an example with the Java installation that offers the "Ask toolbar" (well known adware).
Unchecky uncheck the boxes and will display a notification.
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