THE REPAQUETAGE, A SOURCE OF INFECTION !
What is the repaquetage ?
The repaquetage or software packaging, is a method used by some download sites. This operation is to repeat the installation package (Setup) a free software (freeware) adding download options.
Why insert options ?
These options allow you to add other software as for example browser tool bars, the adware, potentially unwanted software, intrusive ads software, and even browser hijackers. The trick is to hide the addition of additional programs through so-called pre-ticked options "Advanced" or "Custom". It goes without saying that the user usually chosen the "Standard installation" without reading the proposed options. It can also be done that the installation conditions are in another language, What makes more difficult even their understanding.
A procedure for the less legal
This method allows to legalize downloading additional software since it is done with your consent and sites that practice the method of repaquetage can not be prosecuted.
The ranking of the optional software
These software that are not necessarily desired by the user are classified as Optionnels potentially unwanted programs (LPI) or more known as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP). The repaquetage is widely used to include aggressive adware as InstallCore, CrossRider, Graftor, Boxore or Wajam. In the end, programs that pollute your records Base and your data storage units.
The special case
Note that the software repaquetage can be done in a way that additional software be included and installed without your consent. In that case, the potential risk of malware software addition is not to exclude and great caution is needed when using.
HOW TO REMOVE THIS SOFTWARE ?
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