This has probably happened to you. You find a program that you want to download. You start the installation process and then you start to get hit with questions about adding other programs. The check boxes are already checked. The programs may be good or not, but you’re flustered because all you want is that one program. Oh Crap.
Yes indeed. Crapware was added to your system. But more than that. You buy a new PC, and guess what…it is loaded with programs that you don’t want or intend to use. You get crapware. That is annoying because the OEM that manufactures the PC is making money on the software that is pre-installed. And the odd thing is that Microsoft now has a plan to help you remove it. For $99.
Good right? Well think about it. The crapware is slowing down the performance of the PC. So you do want to get rid of annoyware. But why was it installed in the first place? Simple, it’s marketing. You get it and later pay a fee to keep using it. The manufacturer gets money to push it into the system, and now Microsoft can get money to remove it. If you want to get rid of it, you have to go to one of Microsoft’s 16 stores, and they will remove it for you. But that is not very convenient.
You could download (sure) a program called PC Decapifier. It is free and it will do the same thing for you.
This tool is for you to use that helps remove programs, or unnecessary startup items and icons that can slow down your PC. The software gives you step by step guidance, and it even offers recommendations on what programs to remove. Indeed many of those programs can be removed unattended, which makes it easy and convenient to use. There is a free version for personal use, and a professional version to purchase is also available.
Source: Wall Street Journal