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Download of the Week: PC Decrapifier

By Jos
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 97

    doesn't appwiz.cpl does the same job? it sounds good though to have a proper crap killer at hand
     
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    This will save tons of time and could be a great app for anyone. I work on computers all the time and i hate i repeat hate the crap most people put on there computer.
     
  3. hiptech

    hiptech TS Rookie

    Just one question, does it clean/remove the associated registry entries too?
     
  4. kearnsy24

    kearnsy24 TS Rookie

    I think I'll add this to my flashdrive with my other pc utilities. Virus scans, office, boot stuff, and this for sure now.
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Just got it for when family members decide to go and buy a new PC that comes with the amazing Free MS office trial and the godlike norton antivirus protection center.
     
  6. miska_man

    miska_man TS Member Posts: 49

    That's so true. I recently acquired a laptop that had a destroyed hard drive. Popped a new one in with a fresh install on Windows 7 and I was amazed at how clean and simple it was. I almost didn't like it.

    But the name of the program is awesome!
     
  7. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    i love the neologism decrapifier. its so apt for all the crap and bloatware u get on dell and hp and what have you.
     
  8. omega00

    omega00 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    It looks interesting. I will definitely give it a try this weekend. Thanks!
     
  9. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    Where has this been all my computer-oriented life! Someone said earlier that this is very handy when working on other people's computers, most likely due to the fact that they are unaware of what they have in their little chip boxes.
     
  10. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +19

    Great download this one focuses on cleaning those files which other cleaners fail to clean.
     
  11. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Enthusiast Posts: 137   +31

    My bootleg copy of windows didn't have any bloatware. It's nice.
     
     
  12. m0nty

    m0nty TS Rookie

    i don't find satisfaction in it, it's 2 or 3 hours out of my day removing all the crap from a brand new machine and setting it up to how it should be, that's 2 - 3 hrs that i could have spent doing something more productive or spending quality time with my nephew and family. it shouldn't be necessary on a brand new machine.

    I don't know about you, but i'm tired of walkin into stores to buy a new laptop to find the prices hiked up because they come with an operating system pre-installed & the store won't sell you it minus the o/s. i have about 12 OEM recovery discs with windows vista or windows 7, i don't want them, i don't use them, but i am forced to buy them with the machine.

    I use Linux, my 12yr old nephew uses linux, in fact my whole family is pretty much using linux (yes i'm responsible for that). why can't we just buy a laptop at reduced priced with NO o/s installed if that's what we want? instead of the stores telling us what we want!
     
  13. lyladeeasperin

    lyladeeasperin TS Rookie

    Wow! This should help me clean up my Aunt's PC! I will try the PC Decrapifier 2.2.5 soon!
     
  14. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    The list on their website isn't all that long tbh.

    But if it removes all that Roxio stuff its well worth it. Had a ton of Roxio stuff preinstalled on a laptop once and it took me like 2 hours to get rid of all the programs and processes...
     
  15. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    i laughed at the software name. ima download it right now, idk why manufacturers pre install so much unwanted applications and toolbars, thinking it would add to the machine's functionality. had to figure out how to take off these stuff without deleting essential drivers and files. at times its hard to recognize whether these programs are important or not. good tool. ima test it out and let you guys know how it goes
     
  16. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    i laughed at the software name. ima download it right now, idk why manufacturers pre install so much unwanted applications and toolbars, thinking it would add to the machine's functionality. had to figure out how to take off these stuff without deleting essential drivers and files. at times its hard to recognize whether these programs are important or not. good tool. ima test it out and let you guys know how it goes
     
  17. tflazio

    tflazio TS Rookie

    epic name for epic software... gonna try soon
     
  18. Colonel Lance

    Colonel Lance TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I didn't even know a program like this existed, but I have dreamed of one. I wish I had this a dew weeks ago when I set up my mother's newly bought laptop, would have saved me a lot of time.
     
  19. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    wow its a great tools for me and for my daily works. I badly need sucha tools.
     
  20. Frostback

    Frostback TS Rookie

    I'll have to use this on my father in law's computer.
     
  21. Timonius

    Timonius TS Guru Posts: 585   +34

    Just checked it out. I'll have to remember it for new pre-built computers and all their crapware.
     
  22. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Lol, nothing to remove on a XP installed 5 years ago. Anyway I'll further test this app on a brand new laptop to see if it finds anything (it came with Vista pre-installed and I presume it has many unnecessary programs).
     
  23. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    This is a very useful tool. The amount of crap they put on new computers is so annoying. It is the first this I remove when I am on a new pc. This tool makes it so much easier.
     
  24. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    In my experience, the more use of third-party software the more crapy your PC becomes. Afterall, I think I will try this one and see how good decrapifier it is :)
     
  25. After you've rid yourself from the crapware they want to burden your PC with, you can optionally jump to ninite.com to pick the necessary (mostly freeware) software you do want.
    Brilliant after a fresh windows install.
    (I am not in any way affiliated with, nor do I receive any monentary or other gains from ninite)
     


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