Custom Install vs. Quick Install

Any time you are installing new software, apps, or applying updates to your system or previously installed software, remember this rule:

ALWAYS CHOOSE CUSTOM INSTALL, CUSTOM SETUP OR CUSTOM UPDATE

The reason for this is by allowing a Quick or Standard or Default Install or Setup, you are accepting the software creators default installation rules.  These default rules may include installing other ‘bundled’ software and/or changing or setting preferences to your Windows setup.

Have you ever wondered how some piece of software got on your system that you did not consciously install yourself?  Have you ever had your web browsers homepage change after installing some other software, or have a different web browser ‘out of the blue’ become your default web browser without you consciously choosing it to be?  Or does your web browser have so many toolbars at the top that you don’t even have any space left to view a webpage?

Most likely any of these scenarios are due to installing or updating software and not choosing the Custom Installation option.  This is especially the case when installing ‘free’ software.

When choosing the Custom Installation option, you are usually given a step-by-step guide to what your installation options are, with the ability to uncheck the options you don’t want.  It is ALWAYS to your advantage to use the Custom Installation options.

Next time you wonder, “how did McAfee Security Scan get on my computer?”, think back to some previously installed software additions or changes you made.  You can even go back and re-install the software… but this time choose the Custom Installation option and see if that’s where it came from.