The most annoying thing that everyone hates in the newly bought computer is Crapware. Crapware is the unnecessary software that is pre-loaded in newly bought system. It slows down your PC to it’s knees, might cause system instability & crashes and eats up your valuable memory.
The definition of crapware differs from person to person. A software that is useful to a particular person may not be useful to another person. Although we can technically define Malware, Spyware, or Adware as Crapware because it’s software that people definitely don’t want.
Example of Crapware
Crapware might be in any form that may be pre installed in your PC or Laptop.It might be also additional junk that is installed along with the driver CD. IT may be your Printer, Scanner, Router or any additional hardware you install in your system.
Often times you try to install something to play a simple video and it installs a massive music software or you install a piece of software and you get an extra toolbar added to your web browser even though you had never asked for it.
It’s a battle between the companies to install their softwares in most of the system. We show you how to take back your system from these crapware.
Steps to remove Crapware
The following steps will show how to remove the crapware from your PC. These steps does not guarantee that it remove the crapware from your PC but it can be used to remove most of the crapware from your PC.
Step 1: Uninstall the unnecessary Software
Remove all the unwanted the software that you never use anymore. Please refer to remove_unnecessary_softwares article on guidelines how to remove some stubborn softwares that refuse to leave your system.
Step 2: Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs
A Software that is used sparingly in your system, loads up during the startup of the system causes your system to slowdown to it knees. Please refer How_To_disable_Unnecessary_startup_items to remove unwanted programs from the startup.
Step 3: Remove the junk files from your system
Clear out the unwanted junk files from your system which hogs up your valuable hard disk space and slows down your PC. Please visit Clear _Hard_disk to remove junk files using windows in-built tool “Disk Cleaner”.
Once you have done all these steps, it’s time to reboot your system. Once rebooted your system will feel fresh as the day you bought the system. It may be even faster than first day as it was loaded with tons of crapware. The booting time of the PC will be reduces drastically and system crashes would have been disappeared by now.
If your system still crawls and there is no improvement in the performance, it may be due to faulty driver or any anti-virus program causing it to slowdown.