OK this is possibly slightly beyond the scope of this site but it’s something that irks me, so I thought I’d write this post.
If you’ve bought a new PC recently (as opposed to building one yourself) then it will almost certainly have come with a bunch of extra software already installed — eg. “free now, pay later” stuff from Symantec or McAfee, links to broadband providers and so on. It’s there for a sound economic reason — the software companies pay the PC vendor to put it there, which makes the PC cheaper — but that doesn’t mean it’s actually useful.
I’ve recently set up a couple of Dell PCs on behalf of other people and spent a considerable amount of time clearing up this so-called ‘crapware’. I really wish I’d known about the PC Decrapifier, which does the job automatically for a range of common ‘craplets’. Smart.
Should save me some time and effort in future.