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    "Main purpose is to install other software"

    April 27, 2013  |   By mikeburek

    Pros

    It can display some neat hard drive info.

    Cons

    It installs OpenCandy, AVG Search Toolbar, Amazon search, and sets Amazon as your default page.

    Uninstalling AVG Search Toolbar takes uninstalling from browser, several browser restarts, and uninstalling from Control Panel. There is no option to not install it.

    Amazon Search gives you an option to not install it.

    OpenCandy - no option to not install, and I'm not sure how to uninstall.

    Summary

    Main purpose is to install other software. I would classify this as Spam/Trojan Horse. There are other utilities that won't sell you out and are still free.

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  • Reply by w2ed1 on August 17, 2013

    Don't know or need to know which installer you used, the installer I used had options before the install to disable installing those products. Always pay attention to each screen of the installer - if you just click through they WILL sneak stuff onto your machine.

    (Not making fun of you - I've done it a few times then asked when I downloaded certain items. You can never be too careful anymore...)

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