You just brought home your new Windows 8 computer — and it’s loaded with bloatware, trialware, garbageware and all kinds of stuff you don’t want. And we’re betting you either have McAfee or Norton installed and consuming your precious resources on that brand new computer of yours. Funny thing, Windows 8 already comes with anti-virus and anti-spyware –a it’s a pretty good one too; it’s called Windows Defender, known to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users as Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s free, Norton and McAfee will give you a 90-day (or whatever) free trial, at the end of which, you’ll pay a price — and once you do, you’ll pay a price every year, until you finally remove whichever your computer manufacturer stuck you with.
We recommend you use PC Decrapifier to remove the crud and junk that most new computers come pre-burdened. PC Decrapifier is free program that scans your computer and shows you a list of the junkware installed and allows you to pick and choose what you want to remove — hopefully all of it.
So if you have a new computer, one of the first things you should download is PC Decrapifier. You can read more about it here. But be careful, the download buttons don’t download PC Decrapifier. So use this link to download the program.
PC Decrapifier is Windows 8 (32 & 64bit) compatible. It also works with 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.