â€œI downloaded a program, I unchecked all the boxes for all this extra junk and now I have something taking over my computer.â€
Remember back in the day when installing a program from the internet was just simply install, next, next, next, finish? Today with so many companies attempting to track everything they can get their hands on, itâ€™s changed the way programs should be installed. It also means it might be necessary to clean up after a program is installed. Here are a few little tips to make installing programs easier so that we can all have a safe, fun time using our computers.
Itâ€™s no longer simply unchecking the boxes. You have to read the pages that are being displayed carefully. Some will ask that you check a box that will decline a secondary download. Others will have you click a button. Read everything carefully. If you canâ€™t get around downloading the secondary program, write down what you are downloading. Itâ€™s easy to uninstall a program. Itâ€™s a bit harder to find a file thatâ€™s been downloaded to a random folder in the middle of your terabyte hard drive.
Just because itâ€™s the program you want doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s the website you want to download it from. Be careful to choose a reputable website for downloads. I always recommend downloading from the site Ninite.com. I have also used download.com, however they have added versions of adware that are difficult to remove.
If you have questions, concerns or have accidently downloaded something extra give us a call and we will be more than happy to walk you through how to fix it or where to get it.