Known as bundleware, the options to not install these additional programs can be easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. That’s where a utility called Unchecky can come in handy, by watching over third-party installations so that you don’t have to. It should work with most software and is well worth using when it does.
Checking in with UncheckyVisit the Unchecky website and click the big, orange Download button on the front page. Install the program as you normally would—it should be a quick process.
That’s pretty much all there is to Unchecky.
If you ever feel Unchecky isn’t doing its job and want to uninstall the program, open the Control Panel and select Programs and Features in the large or small icons view. Windows 8.1 users can get there more quickly by right-clicking the Start button and choosing Programs and Features.
You can select Unchecky from the list of programs installed on your PC and click the Uninstall button toward the top of the window.
It’s a bundleware jungle out there for Windows desktop users, but with Unchecky, sneaky desktop installs get just a little bit easier to avoid.