If you are a home user, and you bought your new computer from an OEM, then you would probably notice that your new computer is ''clean''. Why the word clean in inverted commas? Lots of OEMs I dont know how many, bundle lots of, perhaps, unneeded software programs together with the purchase of your new computer. This is what I call crapware. Software that is not needed and totally not a necessity in any way at all. http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1213 Another thing is, the sticky problem that is present on the surface of your computer's metallic skin. Seen the stickers: Designed for Windows xx? Or Intel Inside Pentium x? IMHO the only sticker that should be on a computer is the COA Certificate of Authenticity. Here's a nice read: http://www.decheung.com/2005/06/think_of_your_c.html And i'm going to reformat my computer soon to get rid of all the bundled software that P.B put in. That's the only way for me to remove the unneeded software.