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#1 cnm

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:10 AM

This article is worth reading:

 

http://www.howtogeek...eres-the-proof/


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#2 WhatKnot

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:45 PM

That is scary.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

Good article and thats why I use and recommend https://ninite.com/ to people.


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#4 ArmyOfDarkness

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 11:36 PM

Here is a software that can help aid in the installation of free programs. :)
 
unchecky.com/


EDIT: To disable link... As a new Member of the forum, please don't post links to unknown sites or programs... Even long term members are discouraged from posting about unknown sites or programs unless they are clearly shown to be safe...


Edited by Budfred, 08 March 2015 - 12:01 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:20 AM

I believe unchecky is a good very lightweight program to call your attention to bundling and provide an opt-out.  Review by PC World: http://www.pcworld.c...f-unchecky.html


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#6 ArmyOfDarkness

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 12:24 AM

My intent was to help, I will ask permission prior to posting anything else. :)



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:27 AM

Thanks for pointing out unchecky. I think Budfred only objected to live (clickable) link.
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:09 PM

:)






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