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.

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

Loading...

A dirty shade of gray I try to be a generous person. I give to various causes and charities. And they all bury me in email asking for more money.

The last thing I need is a "Cause of the Month Reminder" from some organization named We-Care.com. (Why in the world isn't it We-Care.org?)

Obviously, you need to click I do not accept and go on. But how can you? I do not accept is grayed-out!

Except it isn't. It's just grayed.

This is a dirty trick. The option you want may look unavailable, but if you point your mouse to it, you may still be able to select it.

Prev Next 8/12

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Comments are now closed.

Close

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

12 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?