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Monday, January 23, 2012

Five apps for crapware cleanup - TechRepublic

This Article, has a couple that I have not tried. Might be worth a look (for Windblows users)...


January 22, 2012, 8:37 AM PST

Takeaway: You don’t have to put up with the aggravation of crapware. Here are several effective tools for removing it from your Windows PC.

If you buy new PCs from OEMs, you are probably all too familiar with the plague known as “crapware”: the useless applications that come installed with Windows. Crapware wastes space, often ties up your RAM and CPU power, and can be a major hassle to get rid up. Luckily, there’s a solution. These five applications will help you deal with the crapware quickly and safely.


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