Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:51 AM
Hi again, Alexstrasza, Aura., RolandJS & quietman7!
Thank you all for the prompt and informative replies!
If we're talking about removing crapware I prefer Malwarebytes or Emsisoft. But then both only offer real time protection in paid version (free version does not).
Yes, as you can see in my signature, I have already tried both Malwarebytes and Emsisoft, and they helped me eliminate some malware, but Malwarebytes is not quite as light-weight in terms of memory footprint, IMHO.
Where do you see that the "ShouldIRemoveIt?" program offers real-time protection? It doesn't mention it on their website.
Upon installation, by entering Settings, one gets an opportunity to "Enable program alert notifications", thus real-time protection.
By enabling notifications, Should I Remove It? will run quietly in the background checking for new programs being installed on your PC, particularly the kinds of programs that try to sneak in with bundled software downloads such as adware, spyware, bloatware, crapware and even some malware.
In my experience, unchecky works best within advanced or custom installs. I used Should I Remove It, which did not list programs in alpha order, until a better listing program came along. I can simply uninstall what is no longer wanted or needed.
Please explain: Which "better listing program came along"?
Is there any benefit from running Unchecky and ShouldIRemoveIt simultaneously?
Well, as I understand you, running both programs at the same time would obviously cause them to overlap, which neither would be helpful nor safe.
Also, ShouldIRemoveIt has a significantly higher memory usage than Unchecky, roguely 38.056 kB, which is not acceptable either.
...The only real benefit is akin to installing a home alarm system, it simply reminds one to be more careful about what's going on around you, in this case, one is reminded to watch custom & advance installs closer, and to be aware of what is being installed. No more, no less.
That is a nice comparison.
Edited by midimusicman79, 27 May 2015 - 08:54 AM.
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