Windows 10: Potentially Dangerous Software Solved

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  1.    29 Nov 2015 #11

    Unchecky (freeware) can automatically uncheck boxes which would otherwise permit the installation of adware/scumware and warn of this.

    Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear
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    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
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       29 Nov 2015 #12

    dalchina said: View Post
    Unchecky (freeware) can automatically uncheck boxes which would otherwise permit the installation of adware/scumware and warn of this.

    Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear
    Thanks. I'll try that too.
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  3.    29 Nov 2015 #13

    Hi there

    quite frankly I'd steer well clear of ANY 3rd party software that "Offers" to do anything to your system --even well known things like cc-cleaner etc.

    These days with cheap and fast HDD's I'd backup a system before applying updates / installing stuff so I could always restore quickly if the update / software install didn't work or I didn't like it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
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       29 Nov 2015 #14

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    quite frankly I'd steer well clear of ANY 3rd party software that "Offers" to do anything to your system --even well known things like cc-cleaner etc.

    These days with cheap and fast HDD's I'd backup a system before applying updates / installing stuff so I could always restore quickly if the update / software install didn't work or I didn't like it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That's worth considering.
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  5.    29 Nov 2015 #15

    Certainly if you never let anything make changes to your PC, especially not the most risky element, the user, your PC may well live long and prosper. All you would face then is corruption through hardware error and aging, and hardware failure.

    But how much fun would it be to live risk free?
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #16

    dalchina said: View Post
    Certainly if you never let anything make changes to your PC, especially not the most risky element, the user, your PC may well live long and prosper. All you would face then is corruption through hardware error and aging, and hardware failure.

    But how much fun would it be to live risk free?

    Hi there

    that's another (strictly non technical) issue of course -- it's up to each individual to perform their own risk assessments. As far as computers are concerned I'd keep the risk low as there are so many scams around which could cost you SERIOUS money !!!.

    Remember " The price of education is expensive bit the price of Ignorance is Astronomical" -- I don't know who originally coined that phrase but it's 100% true,

    Cheers
    jimbo
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