Beware of Third Party Software Update Options

The point of this post is to make sure you pay close attention when installing new software or updating outdated software and don’t click through too fast, take your time to read the fine print. Don’t worry, there usually isn’t that much.

A Perfect Example

Notice the image above has 3 boxes checked, these boxes are checked by default. These companies know we have a tendency to be impatient, In fact, 99% of the software you install these days includes options to install 3rd party software from various companies that are paying them to do so. So make sure you pay very close attention when installing or updating software. Otherwise you may end up with software on your computer you never wanted in the first place. In the worst case scenario, malware.

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