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#1 Bulgaristan

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:46 AM

I have read this is recommended software, apparently my ESET deleting it immediately.

Will appreciate your opinion on this.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 02:42 PM

Unchecky which attempts to keep potentially unwanted programs off your computer.These are recent discussion topics where users have already commeted...
Unchecky acquired by Reason Software
Any thoughts on the "unchecky" program?

Introducing Unchecky on RaMMicHaeL's Blog, indicates it is more for average users who are not careful about reading everything and accept all defaults when installing programs. The blog posting also indicates Unchecky is still a beta version.

I seldom recommend using beta versions of most programs since you never know what bugs or quirks might turn up... then you have to waste time researching and getting things straightened out. The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and functionality of new products in order to iron out the bugs before they are released to the general public as a stable final product. Beta software is not intended for inexperienced users since it may contain bugs ranging in severity from minor features not working properly to problems that may potentially damage your system. If you choose to use a beta program, you use it at your own risk.Sounds like ESET is detecting Unchecky as a PUP. Did you download it from the vendor's site or from a third-party hosting site?

A Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) is a very broad threat category which can encompass any number of different programs to include those which are benign as well as problematic. Thus, this type of detection does not always necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. PUPs in and of themselves are not always bad...many are generally known, non-malicious but unwanted software usually containing adware or bundled with other free third-party software as a common practice by legitimate vendors to include toolbars, add-ons/plug-ins and browser extensions. PUPs are considered unwanted because they can cause undesirable system performance or other problems and are sometimes installed without the user's consent since they are often included when downloading legitimate programs.
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 02:49 PM

Does ESET have an exclusion panel to exclude known-good folders and/or files?


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 02:55 PM

How do I exclude files or folders from scanning in ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus
How do I create a firewall rule to allow/disallow use of a certain application in ESET Smart Security
How do I exclude certain files or folders from real-time scanning?
How to Make Exceptions in ESET NOD32
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:18 PM

Yup there is a PUP inside 

9/24/2015 1:44:56 PM HTTP filter file http://cdn.unchecky.com/files/upload/unchecky_setup.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ACL potentially unwanted application connection terminated - quarantined PFS\aivanov Threat was detected upon access to web by the application: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.

Sadly... I believe this is the vendor page http://unchecky.com/

Can I  extract only the software and .cab files?

Is there any place where I can get instructions for silent installer ?

Thank you in advance.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:30 PM

You can try this tool on the setup file.

Universal Extractor is an application destined to extract virtually any type of archive available in today’s market: RAR, ZIP, 7Z, EXE, TAR, NRG, ISO, DLL

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:37 PM

Awesome, Thank you for your help

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:42 PM

Not a problem.

BTW...since this detection is really no big deal, you can also temp. disable PUP detection until the program is downloaded and installed.

How to configure ESET to detect or ignore PUPs
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