clean up your new computer with PC Decrapifier

It’s seems like every new computer comes with a ton of unwanted software.

Shareware, trialware, demoware… cluttering up your new machine.  Whenever I get a new PC I immediately format the thing and reload my OS by hand.  That way I can control exactly what’s installed.   But obviously not everyone has the technical know how or even access to tools such as Windows and driver CDs to do this.

The manufacturers make it very hard to rid of this crapware.  The reinstallation CDs that accompany the computers just restore the system to it’s original state – full of these unwanted programs.

That’s where PC Decrapifier comes into play.  The PC Decrapifier will uninstall many of the common trialware and annoyances found on many of the PCs from big name OEMs. Below is the current list of software and items that the PC Decrapifier can detect and remove. You get to see the list of items it detects and then choose what will be removed automatically.

Here’s the list of programs it can automatically remove:

QuickBooks Trial
NetZero Installers
Earthlink Setup Files
Corel Photo Album 6
Tiscali Internet
Wanadoo Europe Installer
Get High Speed Internet!
Internet Service Offers Launcher
Dell Search Assistant
Norton Ghost 10.0
Norton Symantec Live Update
MS Plus Photo Story 2LE
MS Plus Digital Media Installer
McAffee
Norton Internet Security
Google Desktop
Google Toolbar
AOL US
AOL UK
MusicMatch Jukebox
MusicMatch Music Services
Wild Tangent Games (Dell/HP Game Console)
Norton AntiVirus 2005
Norton Security Center
Norton AntiSpam
PC-cillin Internet Security 12
Corel Snapfire Plus SE
Yahoo! Music Jukebox
Vongo
Office 2003 Trial Assistant
Norton Protection Center
HP Rhapsody
ESPN Motion
Dell URL Assistant
Orange Internet
Digital Content Portal
Run Registry Entries
Desktop Icons
Startup Menu Items
Reset IE Home and Search Pages
Corel WordPerfect
Roxio RecordNow
Sonic DLA
Sonic Update Manager
Sonic RecordNow Audio
Sonic RecordNow Copy
Roxio MyDVD LE
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Quicken 2006
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14

The program is free for personal use, but a $5 donation would be appreciated.  Commercial licensing is $20 per technician.

Give it a try the next time you get a new machine.

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