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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Trap number 2: Advanced mode The next page in the installation wizard looks a lot like the last one, except that the default is Express (recommended), and the wizard wants to install something called PureLeads.

But this time, the wizard warns you that the Custom installation is "(advanced)." Uh-oh—this one is for real, hardcore techies! Do you dare click that option?

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