BoraMurdar

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Unchehky’s primary feature is automatic unchecking of unrelated offers, such as potentially unwanted programs, offers to change your homepage or your search engine. With Unchecky, these offers become opt-in instead of opt-out, i.e. they will be installed only if you explicitly choose you want them (you usually don’t).

Another important feature of Unchecky is that it warns when you accept a potentially unwanted offer. Installers often provide them as a natural part of the installation, so they can easily be accepted by mistake. With Unchecky, it’s less likely to accidentally accept such offers.



Unchecky is not an universal solution, and might not support installers which were not released yet. Thus, it’s worth noting that Unchecky updates automatically, so you don’t have to worry about running the latest version.

download link

http://unchecky.com/
 
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Littlebits

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RE: Unchecky 0.1.3 Beta

This product is an excellent idea if it can work correctly.

There are so many different types of adware bundled installers, it will be hard for it to be able to support them all.

Thanks. :D
 

BoraMurdar

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RE: Unchecky 0.1.3 Beta

Littlebits said:
This product is an excellent idea if it can work correctly.

There are so many different types of adware bundled installers, it will be hard for it to be able to support them all.

Thanks. :D
yep, I liked the concept behind the software. There are installers nowadays that actually doesn't ask you anything, just install stupid toolbars, or finding more paths and new ways to trick users that they are clicking "OK" for the thing that wasn't asked...

I wish all the best for the developers of this thingy :)
 

MrXidus

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RE: Unchecky 0.1.3 Beta

Littlebits said:
[...]
There are so many different types of adware bundled installers, it will be hard for it to be able to support them all.
Exactly what I thought, I'll be keeping an eye on the development of this as it's an interesting concept to me.
 

BoraMurdar

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RE: Unchecky 0.1.3 Beta

New version Unchecky 0.1.5 Beta
http://unchecky.com/files/unchecky_setup.exe
 

BoraMurdar

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Changelog
v0.1.7 (December 14, 2013)
v0.1.6 (December 08, 2013)
  • Shockwave Player.
  • DivX Plus.
  • MSI support (e.g. Punto Switcher).
  • Fixed a bug which could cause an update to fail.
  • Italian translation, by Gianni Angelozzi.
  • Swedish translation, by Torsten Augustsson.
v0.1.5 (December 04, 2013)
  • AIMP.
  • DAEMON Tools.
  • Turkish translation, by Fatih Fırıncı.
  • Estonian translation, by Lauri Säde.
v0.1.4 (December 01, 2013)
  • KMPlayer support.
  • Implemented manual updating.
  • French translation, by Pierre.
  • Portuguese translation, by Pedro Pacheco.
  • Ukrainian translation, by Олександр Кравцов.
v0.1.3 (November 29, 2013)
v0.1.2 (November 28, 2013)
v0.1.1 (November 27, 2013)
v0.1 (November 26, 2013)
  • First public version.
 

BoraMurdar

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v0.1.9 (December 23, 2013)
  • Ad-Aware.
  • Various filter updates.
  • Unchecky now handles installers that were launched before Unchecky's service.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Unchecky from starting on Windows XP.
  • Hosts file rules now use 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1.
  • Brazilian Portuguese translation, by Anderson Kurz.
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
This product appears to improving a lot, it now uses Windows Host File to block connections for online installers without check boxes.
So even if the option is set to install adware, the online installer still can not download the adware or install it.

Thanks. :D
 
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yep that is the problem, guess i will need to use it on many friends/customer computers