Be wary of third party software

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm

All too often, when we install some new software on or PC or laptop it also tries to install a number of other things too. I often have it when installing an anti-virus, it will then try and change my default browser and also asks me to install clan up tools. Sometimes these boxes are already pre-selected meaning if you just wiz through the install you can install and make changes without even realising you have done it.

Whenever you are downloading software from the internet you need to be very careful and be sure that it is genuine. Unfortunately software that is downloaded from the internet can contain viruses which can be extremely hard to remove from your PC/ Laptop once on.

If in doubt then take it to a professional PC repair shop and ask them to install the software for you, there will most likely be a cost but often it is worth it to avoid the hassle.

 

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