Unchecky v0.2

Version 0.2 of Unchecky was just released!

The main and most visible change is the new interface of the main Unchecky program.

Apart from the new visual appearance, it also has new functionality:

  • It provides you with information about the amount of checkboxes it unchecked, and the number of times it warned you.
  • It provides additional advanced settings: disabling automatic updates, and disabling hosts file rules usage.
    Although Most users don’t need these settings, I’ve received questions about them. Some users were even angry at Unchecky for not mentioning the hosts file anywhere.
    Well, now it’s mentioned, and is even controllable (with a big warning). So if you really know what you’re doing (e.g. you’re using a custom hosts list), you can turn it off.

While Unchecky v0.2 is still labeled as beta, it’s much more stable and robust than the early v0.1.x versions. More than 20 issues were closed. Many more installers are supported. If you were hesitant to try Unchecky because of its early age, you might want to consider trying it now.

You can get Unchecky at unchecky.com.

Posted in Software, Updates by Michael (Ramen Software) on January 2nd, 2014.

24 Responses to “Unchecky v0.2”

  1. Frank says:

    Website is not working and I cannot download it…

  2. geogeo says:


    I’ve made the Greek translation of your application “Unchecky v0.2”. What email can I send?

  3. Charles says:

    Bonjour. J’ai installé java et j’ai eu deux programmes indesirables Optimizer pro et Anyprotect. Je ne sais pas comment fonctionne votre logiciel mais je pensé qu’il intercept ces programmes et ce n’est pas le cas. Pourquoi?

  4. TomS says:

    very nice tool, the only thing what i want is to kill the adware OpenCandy what is bundled with many tools without showing a checkbox. At this time i use universal extractor to see, if OpenCandy is bundled with the software.
    for more Info look here

  5. PacMani says:

    Is this really worth the trouble?

    The thing is that those screens change over and over after some months, and you’d need to handle it.

    But what absolutely makes me doubt that this solves more problems than it creates is:
    If this service forgets to handle only one of all the ad screens correctly, it is useless to me – I have to check every screen on my own.

    🙁 but good idea

    • Stamimail says:

      If I’m not mistaken, this software was developed for people they do not understand computers and installations, and as default , they every time click on “Next”.

    • While Unchecky is not (and cannot be) a perfect solution, it can be helpful for every kind of user.

      * If you’re an inexperienced user, and think that the way to install apps is next -> next -> finish, Unchecky will help you by automatically decline most of the offers.

      * If you’re an experienced user, and you do check for offers, you shouldn’t stop checking for them, but most of the time you won’t need to uncheck them yourself, as Unchecky does this for you. This might seem very minor, but that’s really nice when you look at four checkboxes which you would have to uncheck, but they are already unchecked by Unchecky.
      Also, if you do miss an offer once or twice, there’s a good chance that Unchecky will handle it for you.

  6. TomS says:

    I use Process Hacker 2.33 and in the network tab i found as local adree many entries with tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com only if unchecky is running. I have a look at the hosts file and find an entry from unchecky “ tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com” as first entry with the adress this is used from process hacker as ident for the adress now i make an entry bevor this with “ local_0.0.0.0” and all works fine and i know there is not a bad adress in my list

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