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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

  • Technology

Unfortunately, most new computers come preloaded with a tons of junk software you don’t really want or need. These can be trial versions of various programs, including widely used programs, toolbars, utilities, games and other programs you have never heard of (and will probably never use).
And if you have an older computer, odds are there are programs on it that you also don’t want, need or use.
Nice to have a chance to try some of these programs out on a newer computer, but in the long run you just don’t want these extra programs on your machine. Why? Your computer will take longer to boot-up and run more slowly. These programs will bug you with annoying pop-ups, they can use significant amounts of space on your hard drive and they may slow down your access to the internet. You want them off your machine ASAP.PCDecrapifier
You can manually remove the programs you don’t want, but there is an easier way. PC Decrapifier is an easy to use tool will help you remove all the crap you don’t want on your machine! It also does a great job of helping you disable unnecessary startup items that can slow down your computer when it boots up. A wizard takes you step-by-step through the process, giving you recommendations on what to remove. PC Decrapifier works with all versions of Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista and is free for personal use. A commercial version is very inexpensive.
You will likely see a noticeable performance improvement after running PC Decrapifier on an older computer.
A small word of caution: You need to be a bit careful about what you remove. PC Decrapifier will help you make some of the decisions. A Google search can help you with programs you don’t recognize or are unsure of. If in doubt, don’t delete a program or delete it only after you have created a Restore point so you can easily revert back to a previous configuration.
Download PC Decrapifier here.

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