Are You Tired of Bloatware In Your Freeware Programs?

I love freeware, and I must try at least 5 new programs a month. I haven't run a paid program on my computer since I can't remember when. There just is no need for me to do so, since I don't play games or do any high-level functions on my computer. I can get all the functionality I could ever need without spending a cent. I do contribute to these developers from time to time, because they are saving me a lot of money, so I will pitch in $5-10 dollars now and then when I update. It's only fair.

Yes, freeware is wonderful, except when it contains bloatware. These are the extra programs and toolbars that are added into freeware downloads that help pay the developer so s/he can keep the software free. Unfortunately, some of this stuff can take over your entire computer, change your search, change your home page and is EXTREMELY difficult to remove. Wouldn't you like to know if an installer has those types of things in it before you install them?

Well, enter Unchecky. This is a neat, tiny program that sits in the background and lets you know if you are about to download an unwanted program.

According to my favorite freeware site, Gizmo's Freeware:

"Unchecky is free, malware-free according to Web of Trust and VirusTotal, and runs on Windows XP and above.  It's only a 0.6 MB download (presumably because it doesn't carry any additional toolbar installers!).
You'll find it at"


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