No one puts End User License Agreements at the top of their
reading list. Failing to read these, though, can results in privacy
risks, unwanted software, and other nasty surprises. You should
always read EULAs from end to end, but EULAlyzer makes it easier to
home in on the important parts. To start, click the plus-sign
button in EULAlyzer and drag it to the text requiring analysis.
You’ll see the text appear in the program’s window. When you click
“analyze,” EULAlyzer searches the document for what it calls “words
of interest” (reminiscent of a “person of interest” in a police
investigation). EULAlyzer than assigns its Interest Rating to the
program. You can then search the entire EULA for keywords–“trial,”
for instance–and pull up further data on the product.
Of course, EULAlyzer is no substitute for reading the EULA.
Whenever you want to install software, you should read the EULA
first, period. But EULAlyzer does save you time and effort. You can
also save EULAs in EULAlyzer, so you can check back later if you
think a program’s not treating your PC (or your privacy) as kindly
as it promised it would.
Note: This program is donationware. It is free to try,
but the author accepts and encourages donations towards further