Decrap - New Freeware to Remove Bloatware

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Macecraft Software's New "Decrap":
    http://www.decrap.org/
     
  2. soccerfan

    soccerfan Registered Member

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    Good find :thumb:
     
  3. PaulBB

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    I tried it but is way too confusing. 'The PC Decrapifier' is much much easy to understand and to use.
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    Not needed.
    I can uninstall all that stuff myself manually.
     
  5. roger_m

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    This looks interesting and I will try it as soon as I get a chance. I really like the fact that the uninstallation of software requires zero user input - any confirmation prompts are automatically handled by Decrap.
    You can see that in action on the YouTube video on their home page - the selected software is uninstalled one by one with no user input.
     
  6. cheater87

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    Used this on my factory default reset netbook and it really cleaned it out well :) a lot faster now.
     
  7. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I used this, and did have some issues.

    Some programs listed for removal were items not showing in Add/Remove programs. I selected one item which I did not recongnise assuming that it was a component of some DJ software I had installed at some time. However it was actually related to a program I actually use, and was not impressed when it started to automatically uninstall it. So the lesson here is to no check anything for removal unless you are sure what it is.

    Also from memory, I think the registry cleaner may have given a few false positives. In reality, something like Geek Uninstaller, or even Revo is probably a better and safer choice for now. However, this software does have potential, and I do like the fully automated uninstalls which require zero user input.
     
  8. EASTER

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    Here's the bottom line on any files or reg cleaners combo. They MUST have a DETAILS report listing the name & path so a user can see with their own eyes exactly what's flagged.
    Secondly and more importantly, an IGNORE or "add to whitelist" feature just like "exclusions" list in AV programs.

    You might find that one single item whether it's a CLSID identifier or sometimes an empty key can muffle up things requiring a registry backup to restore.

    That being said thanks for the mention.of this. I like running multiple cleaners to fine tune the system set and increase performance if only a little.
     
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