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Microsoft Releases Experimental Bloatware Removal Tool for Windows 10

Jun 25th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Releases Experimental Bloatware Removal Tool for Windows 10

I hate bloatware. You hate bloatware. We all hate bloatware – and finally, Microsoft is doing something about it. Microsoft has released a free experimental bloatware removal tool as part of its Windows 10 beta. That beta features something called a “refresh” that allows users to install a clean version of Windows. As you may already know, Windows 10 has a number of existing refresh an

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PCs with Bloatware More Likely to Have Security Flaws

May 26th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

PCs with Bloatware More Likely to Have Security Flaws

Bloatware is a problem faced by many PC owners. You just bought a brand new PC, but it’s already loaded with software you don’t need. This junk software – called bloatware – is more than just an annoyance. According to a new security report, it creates a major flaw in your computer’s security. This past week, Duo Security released a report stating that Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, and Len

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Windows 10 Will Ban Bloatware – But Not for the Reasons You May Think

Mar 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Windows 10 Will Ban Bloatware – But Not for the Reasons You May Think

Bloatware has plagued Windows computers since the beginning of time. But starting in Windows 10, bloatware may become a thing of the past. Microsoft will attempt to eliminate bloatware on Windows 10 systems – but it’s probably not for the reasons you may think. Is Microsoft doing this to increase usability? Nope. Is Microsoft trying to make sure users don’t get scammed into subscribing

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Some computers infected with malware out of the box

Sep 13th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Some computers infected with malware out of the box

If you purchased a new computer and it’s not running as fast as you would like, then it might not be your fault. In fact, a new report by Microsoft’s security team has shown that some PCs are infected with malware right out of the box. Although these types of virus problems are rare, they’re not as rare as they were several years ago. According to the investigation, various computers deli

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How to remove preinstalled software from your brand new computer

Aug 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

How to remove preinstalled software from your brand new computer

It’s the back to school season, and many students are just unwrapping their new computers eager to fire them up and start messing around. But you don’t have to look very far on most new computers to find ‘bloatware’, which are programs that hardware manufacturers install on your PC that don’t really serve a useful purpose. Certain manufacturers do this more than others. HP is notoriou

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