You know one of our favorite sayings, "The best things in life are free!" We here at Komando.com work hard to bring you the best free programs to make your computer experience the best it can possibly be.
There are many great free programs out there, but if you've downloaded a few, you know that they can come with a catch. Many of these downloads fold in extra features or even additional programs that you didn't even know were there.
If you're not careful, you'll end up with a new toolbar or a weird program that you didn't want, or worse. The trick is to monitor the install process carefully.
Most of the time, there's a sneaky little checkbox (already checked) that gives the add-on permission to install. You have to carefully uncheck those boxes to avoid unwanted stowaways. Or, you can get the program that automatically does it for you.
There's a program that can help you avoid that boring fine print. Unchecky automatically unchecks any extra add-ons you see in the install windows.
The program also warns you if you are about to install a potentially harmful or unwanted program. This makes it easier to keep your computer secure and free of such things.
Unchecky also updates programs automatically, so you don't have to constantly monitor your programs. Just install once and you're done!
Note: This program has been tested by major software distributors and found to be 100 percent clean. Your anti-virus may flag it as spyware or malicious, but it's a false positive.
Still, it's always a good idea to read what Unchecky is unchecking. No program is perfect, and it may uncheck some boxes that you need.
To download the program, navigate to the Unchecky homepage using my blue link button below and click on the orange button located in the center of the page labeled "Download."
Your download should begin immediately. When the download is complete, open and run the installation file.
Choose your language and click Install to continue. I recommend using the default installation settings.
All it takes is a couple of clicks and Unchecky will be up and running. You won't have to manage anything for it, and it will automatically start up the next time you begin a new download.