Some free products come bundled with 3rd party toolbar or product offers, which are usually presented to the user during the installation process. If you have downloaded any software in recent time, you have probably seen this offers.
These sponsored offers help developers to keep software free while recovering some of their development costs.
If we notice a sponsor offer during our review installation, we will mark the listing to make you aware of the fact. If you are reluctant to installing promotional offers or toolbars, you should pay attention during the installation process and make sure to uncheck any boxes that authorize the sponsored install. We will not accept products that use deceptive techniques to trick users into installing 3rd party products, nor will we list any products that make it mandatory to install any sponsor product.
We only accept toolbar or product bundles that:
- are fully disclosed and optional
- come from a reputable source
- do not trigger pop-up windows or other forms of intrusive ads.
- can be uninstalled at any time
- do not install sponsor offers against user consent
Some examples of the toolbar and installer bundles we usually accept are:
Examples of a toolbar installation screen during the setup process