Good Programs for Removing Preinstalled Programs?

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I know about PCDecrapifier, but I believe when I tried it, it wasn't very helpful, so I want to know what some other good programs are for helping average users know what crap they can remove, as not all programs are as obvious as say the Cyberlink suite, or Norton trial.
     
  2. Romagnolo1973

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    there are also this:
    ADW Cleaner: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
    Portable version, I like it is perfect
    DeCrap also portable: http://www.decrap.org/

    Something more generals and also portable are:
    SlimComputer http://slimcomputer.com/features.php
    too much cloud and comunity that share my data for my taste but realy usefull
    IobitUninstaller portable http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/iobit_uninstaller_portable
    Perfect to stay in my pendrive for uninstall programs in friends pc, you have to set advanced setting so it can work in Revo style (first use the uninstaller and then scan registry for leftovers)
    If you don't like Iobit (Malwarebytes affair...) there is Geek Uninstaller http://www.geekuninstaller.com/

    This last 3 are more general uninstaller tools that obviously also decrap your pc, but I suggest ADW that works great in this kind of job
     
  3. Brandonn2010

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    Do any recommend what programs you should uninstall? I know SlimCleaner does as bit.

    Edit: Just saw DeCrap does.
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    I would suggest a clean re-install of the operating system.:)
     
  5. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I'm talking about pre-built OEM computers though.
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    Can you not format your HDD and then re-install the OS from an installation disk.?
     
  7. Brandonn2010

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    Well assuming their PC even came with the disk, it is an OEM disk that comes with all the crapware on it regardless.
     
  8. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    I wouldn't trust software that recommends programs to uninstall. You're the only one who knows if you want a program or not. Does the computer have an application installer? Toshibas for example have one that has most of the original software that came from the factory. If you uninstall something and later decide you want it you can reinstall it without having to do a full system recovery.

    If you're not sure about some program or feature, search for it online and find out what it is. If you're still not sure just leave it. Don't uninstall it just because some software program says it's okay. :)
     
  9. Robin A.

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    Not always. Sometimes the OEM disks are "cleaner", and the preinstalled software, or part of it, can be downloaded separately.

    But OEM disks to reinstall the OS are becoming rare. Dell is supplying a USB key with a proprietary backup program that can you can use to image the system or restore the factory image, but doesn´t allow a clean installation of Windows, AFAIK.
     
  10. WSFuser

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    You can always just "acquire" an OEM Windows disc elsewhere and it should activate fine with your computer's Windows key :D
     
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