Unchecky can help here by unchecking all tickboxes in software installers, and warning you if you are about to install a PUP.

When faced with the program's terms of use it's tempting to just click 'Next', but it's worth taking the time to read them in case the program is going to bring some unwanted friends to the party.

Unchecky automatically unticks checkboxes in software installers so you don't miss any

It might be worth seeking out a portable version of the software you want to use; by definition, portable programs don't have to be installed they are usually supplied in a ZIP archive , so won't include an installer with bundled add-ons.

If your antivirus software doesn't pick up the culprit, and you can't remove it through the browser's plug-ins menu, try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Have you come across any particularly pernicious PUPs?

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