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  • Avoid exposing yourself to malware : When installing software, always choose the “custom” option.

    If given an option to choose a “custom” installation vs. “express”, “recommended”  or whatever, always choose “custom”.

    Why? Because chances are that they are trying to trick you to installing bundled third party programs, browser extensions, or tool bars (yes, those are still a thing). By choosing a custom installation you can uncheck these unwanted and occasionally malicious installations.

    Be careful though, some of these third party vendors are getting a bit sneaky. Hiding or moving the “decline” button or even disguising their installer as a “terms of service” that needs to be accepted.

    As always, if you have any questions about how to remove some of these third party problems, want to know whether or not a particular program is safe, or have any other questions at all, feel free to call us here at Computer Haven.