If there is one thing that drives new PC owners crazy, it’s bloatware. If you’re not familiar with the term, bloatware is a name given to software that is pre-installed on computers sold by manufacturers like Dell, HP, Toshiba, Samsung, Acer, etc. This digital bloat can bog down a machine and make it much slower than it needs to be, often leading to returns and unsatisfied customers.
Most of this is trial software and shareware intended to get you to try it out in order to sell you a license. Manufacturers make deals with the makers of the software that puts money in their pocket while keeping the overall price of each machine low. This is one of the primary reasons why Windows-based pcs can seem so much cheaper than their Mac counterparts.
If you’re tired of spending hours of your time uninstalling each and every little piece of bloatware on your machine, you’re in luck. The PC Decrapifier is a small program that handles the vast majority of the work for you by queueing up uninstallation tasks and initiating them automatically. In most cases, you can launch Decrapifier, select a few options, and walk away for about fifteen minutes. When you come back, your system should be blessedly free of most of the annoying bloatware.
On a profesional level, this is a good program to have by your side when new systems arrive. In an hour, you may be able to prep five systems from start to finish instead of one or two. In situations where time is absolutely vital, this can be a lifesaver.
There are a couple things to keep in mind with this program. First, it’s only free for personal use and donations are encouraged. Commercial users of the PC Decrapifier need to purchase a license for its use. Frankly, it’s worth it, especially when your IT staff are having to spend too much time prepping new systems. Also, the PC Decrapifier doesn’t wipe out every single bloatware program. It detects and removes what it can find and sometimes that may include important driver software. For this reason, it’s advised that you pay close attention to the program’s wizard and uncheck important non-bloatware programs prior to initiating the process.
Having a lower price tag on your PC doesn’t have to mean spending the entire day getting rid of stuff you don’t need. It might be a good idea to Decrapifier a shot at it before pulling your hair out.