Download of the Week: PC Decrapifier

By Jos ยท 73 replies
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. FransB

    FransB TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Reinstalling Windows yourself! for the win! :p
  2. ElDaFree

    ElDaFree TS Rookie

    I already use CCleaner with a little extra plug-in. For the rest I make sure that no unwanted crap gets installed with any bundled software packages by choosing custom installs.
  3. l8rg8r

    l8rg8r TS Rookie

    I know many people that could benefit from such a program, but the part about them using google to find something could pose a problem, as some people may not be as adept at finding what they need or being able to understand the answers found. just my thoughts on this
  4. gnarph

    gnarph TS Rookie

    Good idea, but there are sure to be some overzealous users who cripple themselves and complain about it.

    Always to research before you get rid of something you cannot identify.
  5. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    So it's a Noobified version of the Add and Remove programs interface? Oh wait, it might even add some features from good ol' MSCONFIG ... Lucky it's free :p
  6. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 164   +6

    I was thinking this would be useless for me since I rarely get tricked into crapware...however. I have lots of customers and friends who have crapware galore on their pc's. This could definitely come in handy. Thanks!
  7. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i downloaded this but haven't had a use for it at all tried it on my computer and it said there was nothing to remove.
  8. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    this is awesome, i hate the Mcafee trial.
  9. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    My thoughts exactly. I always build my own PCs because I pick the parts individually. Plus, you never know where the manufacturer of your branded PC cut corners in choosing the hardware components just to meet some arbitrary price level and to squeeze out a few extra bucks on your unit.
  10. Edward Catflap

    Edward Catflap TS Rookie Posts: 17

    So true, and long overdue.

    I work for a local computer business and part of my job is to clean off said bloatware from new computers before it's delivered. If this thing kills McAfee and Norton, it just made my day <3
  11. eeprom

    eeprom TS Rookie

    love every bit of it! What an amazing app, and now I can say 'go to h***' to those crappy ware!
  12. thaddio

    thaddio TS Rookie

    Lol the name says it all.
  13. Mischief007

    Mischief007 TS Rookie

    If only that were true. It would be nice to kill a couple hundred bucks of the price of a laptop just because you either want Linux or have access to Microsoft Technet. Hopefully someday that will change but I doubt it. All these pre-packaged software is money for someone.
  14. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    This is awesome. I can't count the number of times I've had to do this the long way. I'm glad someone finally got around to making an automated solution.
  15. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Wait so everything that it removes is useless and wont have ANY side-effects later....
  16. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    This app gives me warm fuzzy feelings. I hate cleaning new PC for relatives/friends. Hopefully this should make it a breeze :D.
  17. RebelFlag

    RebelFlag TS Addict Posts: 147   +78

    I have been using this for several years now. Very good program, highly recommended.
  18. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    if u know how to buy computers, its better to have a pre-built computer and then upgrade it. i just recently bought one for $1000.
    5870, i7-860, 6gb tri-channel ddr3, liquid cooling, x58 motherboard, 1TB Sata hard drive, Windows 7 home premium, 5000 dpi mouse, large case. i think it's as cheap, if not cheaper than building a computer from scratch.
  19. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    I dig the name. Hopefully, it can play the game it says it can. :D
  20. stbecker

    stbecker TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Interesting name. Now if I could find something that would explain why my laptop does not shutdown properly... As it is, I'm left with a green screen and a mouse pointer -- no icons or options and CTR-ALT-DEL has no effect.
  21. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    This looks like a great tool! I recently got a new laptop, which of course came with tons of junk pre-installed. I tried to remove most of it by hand, but I will have to try this out to see if there was anything I missed. Thanks Techspot for the good find!
  22. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    After using it myself, this software is pretty crappy in my opinion... It just has a million pop ups of remove softwares and then freezes if you accidentally minimize a uninstaller... I'd give it a 6/10 on a rating of 10 being perfect, 1 being sh*t. It removed some of the ones I chose, but then froze as I said after being barraged by a bunch of pop ups. It felt like I was under attack by a virus...
  23. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    I downloaded it just for it's name but it seems useful!
  24. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    I used this one when i got my laptop and it really do what it suppose to do. Its must use utility for every new laptop / desktop buyer.

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