Wise Program Uninstaller contains adware

I just installed Wise Program Uninstaller from and my Norton Antivirus blocked two files from being installed that came with it. coupons.dll and coupons64.dll this is a tracking program that installs coupons on your computer. So much for ad free downloads from So long

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custom is the way to go

another person caught in the scam.

you should have done a custom install and read each screen very carefully. usually those pages has the name of the program you want to install in great big letters and in real small print it has what you are actually installing. In addition. you should have clicked on the direct download link instead of the download now button.

One thing to note, most users of cnet know better than to use it used to be a great source for programs. I used it since before it because a part of cnet and since cbs took over cnet, it has become a source of trash. the only time I go there now is to get the name of the company that distributes the program and read the reviews then I go to the source and download it from there. You still need to do a custom install no matter the source.

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Thanks renegade600. Yes it's been awhile since I've used the "new" I haven't experienced one quite this bad in sometime. Even after I used the uninstall program that was included with the "un"Wisecare software, I was still experiencing the Yahoo browser that it installed with it. I found out that it installed the Search Protection program by Spigot that will block the browser from being changed back to what you set it to.
After running AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes I got it taken care of. Another lesson learned of how the times have changed. Once burned, Twice remembered - no more

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Do not use

You will get unwanted stuff.

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Wise Program Uninstaller, like many software titles on our site, does use the Installer, which securely delivers software from's servers to your computer. During this process, the Installer also shows offers for additional, free applications provided by our partners. Some individual software publishers include such offers in their own installers too.

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