Microsoft offers service to remove crapware, only $99

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Microsoft offers service to remove crapware, only $99.

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#2

pcdecraptifier.com has been doing this for years, for FREE!


#3

So let me get this straight… Microsoft is in bed with the PC manufacturers that put this shit on your computer in the first place and now they are going to charge you $100 to take the shit off??? GEEEEEZZZ! How about you just charge me an extra $50 when I buy the computer in the first place and don’t put the shit on the computer to begin with (or let the PC manufacturers do it either)…


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[QUOTE=LoboBrother;2634896]So let me get this straight… Microsoft is in bed with the PC manufacturers that put this shit on your computer in the first place and now they are going to charge you $100 to take the shit off??? GEEEEEZZZ! How about you just charge me an extra $50 when I buy the computer in the first place and don’t put the shit on the computer to begin with (or let the PC manufacturers do it either)…[/QUOTE]Or you can just open Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP and earlier) or Programs and Features (Windows Vista and later) in the Control Panel, and uninstall the crap yourself. Plus there’s a bunch of free uninstallers out there that work pretty well. I like to use IOBit Uninstaller because it does a Power Scan to find any leftover crud in the registry, which you can then delete. By the way, I believe it’s the software manufacturers who pay the OEMs to install all the crap, hoping people will buy full versions of their pre-installed trial versions. I don’t think Microsoft has anything to do with it.


#5

As a former IT manager, I can’t begin to tell you how much of a hassle it is to remove all the freeware, bloatware, malware, and crapware from a new computer. This problem gets worse when you order 5 or 10 computers. It can take a good 30 minutes per computer to remove all the junk the manufacturer puts on.

DELL does it, and I’m sure most others do it, too. It’s not right, but what’s a consumer to do? You can’t even vote with your wallet because all the big guys do it. Answer: buy from the little guy and instruct him not to put junkware on the drive.