Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

Neat Tool of the Day: The PC De-Crapifier

New PCs tend to be full of shovelware - applications and ISP trials you'll never use. You could do a vape and reinstall, but if you don't have a vanilla OS to hand you're probably stuck with a restore image that'll just put the shovelware right back again. That's where today's neat tool comes in: The PC De-Crapifier. Regularly updated, it's a one stop shop for cleaning out a new PC.

Run the script, and it'll remove most of the most common shovelware:

The user can select exactly what is uninstalled from the list below

* QuickBooks Trial
* NetZero Installers
* Earthlink Setup Files
* Tiscali Internet Files
* Wanadoo Europe Installer
* Corel Photo Album 6
* McAffee Personal Firewall
* McAffee SpamKiller
* McAffee VirusScan Online
* McAffee Security Center
* Google Desktop
* Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
* America Online 9.0 US Version
* America Online 9.0 UK Version
* Musicmatch Jukebox
* Musicmatch Music Services
* Get High Speed Internet!
* Internet Service Offers Launcher
* Norton Ghost 10.0
* Search Assistant
* MS Plus! Photo Story 2 LE
* MS Plus! Digital Media Edition Installer
* Corel Word Perfect
* Roxio RecordNow
* Sonic DLA
* Sonic Update Manager
* Sonic RecordNow Audio
* Sonic RecordNow Copy
* Roxio MyDVD LE

Originally designed for Dell PCs (and originally called the Dell De-Crapifier), this is one for that USB key of useful tools you end up having to carry every time you go visit your relatives...
Tags: dell, pc, software, tools
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