Developers do not reveal details of bundled program installation - they conceal this information within various sections (usually the "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes.
Rushing the download/installation processes (by skipping steps) and clicking ads exposes systems to risk of various infections and compromises your privacy. Therefore, pay close attention when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet in general.
Furthermore, these people often demand remote access to the caller's computer then install malware and/or change system settings.Criminals then claim to "find" even more issues and offer their help for additional fees.Poor knowledge of these threats and rushing steps are the main reasons for computer infections. Further action through this computer or any computer on this network will reveal private information and involve serious risks.Another variant of this scam with a red background, cyber criminals are using 61-1800-431-245 phone number: Text presented within Internet Security Alert error: Internet Security Alert! Call Windows Technical Support: (866) 564-0233 (Toll Free) .It goes on to state that these viruses must be eliminated immediately.
Victims are encouraged to contact Windows Technical Support via a toll-free telephone number ("(866) 564-0233") provided.
Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs to opt-out of all additionally-included programs.
Bear in mind that cyber criminals monetize third party download/installation tools using bundling (they promote third party software).
Therefore, most appear genuine, however, they often redirect to survey, adult dating, gambling, pornography, and other suspicious sites.
If you encounter such ads, immediately check the list of installed apps/browser plug-ins and removeany suspicious entries. This virus is well known for complete identity and credit card theft.
As mentioned above, potentially unwanted programs (and malicious websites) stealthily perform various background tasks (such as mining cryptocurrency).