How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

When you download free software, you probably will see Download button, so there’s a huge possibility you will click and download the wrong file. From the many download button which actually commercial, there’s one real download button directed into the correct software file you wanted.

It is important for you to find out and analyze download link from software you wanted to download. So that you won’t install unuseful junk software.

A geek will surely able to pass all fake download link which consisted of commercial and find the correct download link from file he searched. But not all people know where’s the truly link to download the free software. Many people clicked the wrong option so they downloaded fake software or clicking commercial.

SpyOnTech here will give you some tips

To find out more whether the download link fake or not, you can direct the mouse without clicking on the download button. After that you’ll see a link appear on upper right corner or below left on browser you used. If the link is similar with site or web you will open, so the link is correct, but if they are not similar, so probably it was fake.

 

Fake Download Link

How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

When you downloaded a free software, probably what you found most is fake download link which is a commercial or junk software. Especially link with colorful and big button, you should be careful finding such thing. This is an advertiser’s trick to deceive you and make you downloading other software. Pay attention to such advertisement. This is the first step to make your computer safe from junk software.

To find out more whether the download link fake or not, you can direct the mouse without clicking on the download button. After that you’ll see a link appear on upper right corner or below left on browser you used. If the link is similar with site or web you will open, so the link is correct, but if they are not similar, so probably it was fake.

How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

 

Request to Install other Software from other company

When you install a popular software, commonly the company will attach other software when you download the popular software. For example, when you download Adobe Flash Player, from your Adobe site, there will be a request to install McAfee Security Scan Plus too. In order to avoid it, you should untick the request, so that you’ll be free. That’s why you should be careful and read first before downloading software you want to install.

How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

 

Other software request when installing

You’ll probably experience it often and you don’t realize that you install another software than installing software or browser toolbar. So, in addition of paying a great attention in downloading software, you need to pay more attention when installing a software. Because the software you installed commonly offered other software to be installed. Although it is recommended by the software maker, but you probably don’t need such software. For example, when you install Java from Oracle, commonly you’ll get toolbar installation from Ask. If you tick it, you’ll install Ask Toolbar in all browsers you’ve installed and made Ask as homepage. It surely will disturb your convenient in using browser. So, pay attention to software installation steps you’ve done.

How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

 

What if you already installed Junk Software?

Probably you’ve already installed junk software or disturbing toolbars. Many people experience this. However, there’s a way to avoid it. Some junk software commonly hard to be uninstalled, but you can find them in Control Panel at Programs and Features Menu. If you don’t find them, you can use CCleaner. To change your default search or homepage browser, you can do it in each browser’s setting.

How to Avoid Junk Software when Installing Free Software

 

Conclusion

Be careful when downloading and installing such software, since if you missed, you can unconsciously install virus, malware, or Trojan which would break your computer and even you can bring you risk where you wouldn’t able to turn your computer on again. Hope those tips could help you in installing and downloading free software.


Chris Febian is the founder of spyontech.com. He spent his time by testing new software and writing some reviews of them. This blog is one of his favorite place to publish his reviews.

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    Many thanks. Very useful information.

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