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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Disarm the trap Look what you get when you select Custom installation! You get options, already checked, not only to install the toolbar, but to let it take over your browser's Home and Search settings.

Is that why you're installing a DVD-to-ISO ripping tool? I didn't think so.

Obviously, you need to uncheck those options before you continue.

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