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Download of the Week: PC Decrapifier

By Jos
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. For years, computer makers have managed to pull in a few extra bucks of profit out of each sale by bundling all sorts of third-party software with their machines. Commonly referred to as bloatware or crapware, these programs include everything from 30-day anti-virus trials, to needlessly complicated media applications and the always-annoying browser toolbar. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if it’s a bad product or not, you simply didn’t ask for it and yet it’s there using up space, making your system to boot slower than it should or simply getting in the way.

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  2. mpribe

    mpribe TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Just what I've been looking for! Excellent.
     
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    This is a great tool. This is like CCleaner's illegitimate son.

    I wished I had this when I bought my laptop 5 months ago, it would have made things much more easier. Lucky for me, I'm a techie, but I know if my girlfriend had bought my laptop (or any for that matter), she would still have all the bloatware and crappy toolbars that come pre-installed. Not to mention the horrendous McAfee.
     
  4. tacobfm

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    LOL this is amazing. I have to admit they do put crapware on new computers
     
  5. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Now this might be useful. I mean, I have no problem removing all of the crap myself but something that can do it automatically? Couple this with CCleaner and Auslogics Disk Defrag and you have win.
     
  6. drasho

    drasho TS Rookie Posts: 62

    This will be usefull next time one of my friends buy a laptop.. gonna save me some time =P. And i love the name ahah
     
  7. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Member Posts: 98   +20

    yeah I wish I had been paid for all the time i spend takeing crap off computers... man this will be a god send!
     
  8. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    But you have to admit, removing all that crapware manually has some sort of satisfaction to it. If crapware had flesh, you'd be slicing it down with a big sword. There's something awfully chivalrous about that.
     
  9. Neojt

    Neojt TS Enthusiast Posts: 141   +10

    LoL Love the name of the app!!

    could be pretty usefull for all the PC's that come trough my office to get ready for use
     
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,316   +268

    This is great - I think I'll keep it on my thumb drive for whenever my friends/family ask me to look at their machines. I hope it actually does a good job of removing Norton.
     
  11. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    i use CCleaner and Revo uninstaller both are on every machine i built, love them!
     
     
  12. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    I might actually use this on some pc's even though it's not really that impressive.
     
  13. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 102   +7

    HAHA is like a colonoscopy / colon cleansing for your pc.
     
  14. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 829

    Oh man, it hurts so bad to see that demo photo with NIS and Live update unchecked.
    why? WHY?!
     
  15. Serag

    Serag TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    haha the name is a win, great tool to add on my friend/family help usb stick.
     
  16. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,243   +79

    NIS is a pain, and it comes with every software nowadays... I totally hate it. Seems like a nice tool, I just go and uninstall one by one so I dont mess anything up or erase a program I actually use without knowing.
     
  17. ChrisG683

    ChrisG683 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Oh the joys of building your own computer, don't have to deal with that :D

    But man I could have really used this when I used to buy my computers from Dell!
     
  18. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Atch, where were you when i bought my laptop 2 months ago? I spent hours cleaning that crap off.
     
  19. kevin1212

    kevin1212 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Nice little piece of software. I love techspot for pointing out these usefull apps.
     
  20. motrin

    motrin TS Enthusiast Posts: 155   +8

    when i bot my notebook.. i spent 10 mins booting it up and another 40 removing all that crapware. i'm bookmarking this for future use!
     
  21. peteyhawkins

    peteyhawkins TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Everytime ive ever bought a laptop i've just reinstalled windows from the get go! this tool would have saved soo much time! Im on a mac now though, so i dont get any of that crap :)
     
  22. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

    This should be very useful for when I'm working on peoples computers. I always delete all the crapware right when I get onto peoples computers (with their permission of course) but never thought to look for a program that does specifically that.
     
  23. n00bzZy

    n00bzZy TS Member Posts: 37

    Sounds useful, will surely use on this on my next laptop purchase. And relatives' comps :)
     
  24. AllEyezOnMe

    AllEyezOnMe TS Member

    PC ethic cleansing all-in-1
     
  25. rizalp

    rizalp TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I haven't using this tool yet. But i'll keep it in mind. Usually, when i bought new PC, i just uninstall the cra[ware.
     


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