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Old 16. Dec 2015, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FreeMake Video Converter offline installer

I am considering installing the video converter program "Freemake Video Converter"
as described in this article:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...on-program.htm


At the bottom of the description, there is a sentence:

"Although their website defaults to an "online installer", they do host offline installers"

I am not very "techy" ; however, the inclusion and wording of that sentence leads me to think that there may be a reason why I should prefer an "offline installer"

Considering my lack of experience and understanding, which installer should I go with and why, online or offline ?


Also, I am a bit leery of that "Open Candy" business and am not certain that I understand how to install the video converter without installing the junkware.


I would appreciate your input.

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Old 16. Dec 2015, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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An online installer is one, in which a small size exe will be downloaded, and when you run that, it in turn will download the main program, and install it on your computer.

Whereas, an offline installer, will download the usual setup of the program, which you can install on your computer yourself.

It is good to download the offline installer. Offline installer for Freemake Video Converter can be found here:

http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline_all/

Any software that bundles Open Candy, shows third party software suggestions during installation. So, you have to be quite careful during installation, and watch the windows that appear. Always choose Custom install option if its available, and watch the windows carefully, and deselect any option for installing third party programs that are displayed... and you will be fine.
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Thank you, Anupam; your answer is much appreciated and very helpful.

When I download this offline installer, will it just come as a file that I then open ?

Will I have the option "open & run" ; and, if so, will this then open up as a "wizard" that pretty much walks me through the installation ?


I apologize for being so full of questions, but my mind about such things is an empty void.

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Old 16. Dec 2015, 06:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It will be a usual setup file, that you can just run, and it will start the installation process. On the first screen, you will see a checkbox to send anonymous statistics to Freemake.. uncheck that. On further screens, you will see two or probably three screens to opt-out of third party offers. Be attentive, and make sure to uncheck or unselect the options.
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Again, THANKS !!! Anupam, I believe I can handle it with more confidence after your helpful input.
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Old 16. Dec 2015, 10:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad to be of help .
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Old 16. Dec 2015, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just to expand on the above.
When given the choice ALWAYS choose the "Custom Install" rather than any other.
Often it is only during a custom install that the option to install added "features" are presented; a standard or quick install will add them anyway.
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When using an offline installer, would it be best to dis-connect the internet connection (unplug the ethernet cable) during install so as to prevent something unwanted from infecting the system ?

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Good question .

In case of software bundled with OpenCandy, yes, it would be best if during installation, you turned off the internet, since OpenCandy uses the internet to show suggestions. That's quite a safe way to avoid bundled software.
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Thanks for confirming that.
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