I am told that a good way to protect your computer from malware is to carefully look at all of the "additional stuff" that they intend to send to you along with the program you want to install and uncheck all of the boxes for stuff you don't want.
Fair enough - but this assumes that the malware is out in the open for everyone to see and you have a chance to avoid it by unchecking the boxes.
I worry that malware is going to be installed on my computer without my ever being given the chance to uncheck any boxes. In other words, don't they "hide" malware sometimes so that you not only don't know it is being bundled with the program you want, you also never had the opportunity to avoid it?
So what do you do in this latter case?