Unchecky, first released as an experimental tool in 2013, to avoid installing of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) on your computer, has come out of beta and Unchecky 1.0 stable version has been released today and available for everyday use. The developer says the tool has been used by more than one million active users, who’ve potentially avoided the PUPs.

Unchecky 1.0 stable

If you don’t know about Unchecky, this tool automatically unchecks unrelated software offers during the installation of a main program, so you don’t have to.

Unchecky 1.0 stable

The latest version also shows warning tooltips for PUP checkboxes by default, so when you hover mouse pointer over one, it displays a warning ‘By clicking this, you may install a program you did’t; intend’. The tool functionality hasn’t been limited to native installers, the developer has extended PUP protection to offers displayed in browsers as well. Yes! Unchecky can now combat offers within the browsers too.

Unchecky warning tooltip

If you’ve stayed away from using unchecky because of experimental status and beta tag, its stable now, download and try.

The developer promises to add more installers support to the tool, you can download Unchecky by visiting the home page.

Changelog for the latest and previous versions can be found on this page.