In Pictures: How to spot and avoid installing potentially unwanted programs

Options that trick you into installing potentially unwanted programs are common during the setup of free tools and programs. Here's how to spot them and keep them off your system.

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Happily ever after When it came time to use All Free ISO Ripper for the purpose I downloaded it for, it worked like a dream. Easy, quick, and effective.

That's the thing about free software with PUPs: The installation is tricky. If you miss a trick or trap, you can waste time uninstalling software you never wanted to install in the first place.

If you keep a keen eye out for tricks and traps, you can get something good for free.

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