"Honey ! Can you come and look at this? I think the computer has a problem. It is slower than usual. So can you take a look, please, and see what's wrong with it, thank you!"
While you sit comfortably in front of your screen, you wonder if this is not another of those endless updates that is playing havoc with your PC again.
But when you take a closer look, you realize that this is not the updates that are involved. This is when you open your favorite web browser and the ugly reality comes out right in front of your eyes. Finally after searching high and low, you realize that it is now sporting a disgraceful toolbar and that the homepage and the search engine were suspiciously modified. And the dreaded pop-up window that pops up on your screen is definitely a confirmation of your fears that your PC is now prey to one or more crapwares, probably installed by accident by a member of your family.
As you begin to search for the guilty, you wonder if the time has not come to install an app capable of preventing this kind of intrusive programs. Like Unchecky, for example?
We all have one day come in contact with a software, often free, seeking by all means (sometimes "clever", but often devious) to install many applications by third-party, toolbars and other programs supposedly essential to the proper functioning of our PCs but that are in fact, when in use, totally pervasive, if not downright harmful.
Once installed, this sort of apps can sometimes be extremely difficult to remove and greatly slow down the performance of our expensive computers. Apart from being vigilant, unfortunately there no miracle solutions to this kind of inconvenience.
However, an application like Unchecky can become a very valuable ally in preventing accidental installation of all those apps that are far from being necessary to your PC.
How does the app work? Simply by monitoring each step of the installation in progress. It is able to automatically uncheck the boxes next to the toolbars and third-party software. When it discovers a potentially unwanted program, a warning message appears and asks if you want to continue or discontinue this part of the installation. This way you always have the final say.
While it is not infallible, Unchecky detects a large number of these harmful applications thanks to its automatic updates and increases its knowledge base with each new release, always without the need for you to intervene.
You may at any time suspend the service of the app, or on the contrary, let it run continuously in the background, especially if you're not the only family member to use the computer.
When preventing the installation of these parasites software upstream, Unchecky keeps your system clean and in "good health" and proves to be an ideal addition to your antivirus, saving you afterward bad surprises, while remaining discreet and very effective.
Tired of unchecking unrelated offers while installing software? Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a new search engine, or even a new browser? Unchecky aims to keep potentially unwanted programs out of your computer.
Unchecky automatically unchecks unrelated offers, both saving you mouse clicks and making it less likely to miss a checkbox of an unwanted offer. Installers often try to sneak additional programs as a natural part of the installation. Unchecky warns you when you try to accept a potentially unwanted offer, which makes it less likely to be accepted accidentally