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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Jun 21, 2021



Program Install Oversight App




Have you noticed that strange new things appear on your screen after you install a new software program?

It may be something that looks like a useless toolbar or something as invasive as changing what happens when you start a browser session.

These things happen because less-knowns software companies are paying well-known companies to gain access to your computer.

This tactic works because very few people pay attention during the installation process and simply click ‘I agree’.

We’ve been telling you for years that you should choose the scary sounding ‘custom’ or ‘advanced’ option when installing any software so you can see what they are trying to sneak past you.

Another option is to combat this sneak attack is with a free utility known as Unchecky.

It’s another set of eyes to watch over any installation from now own available at:
https://unchecky.com

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