Bloatware // Posts tagged as "Bloatware"
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 anRead More
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 LenRead More
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 subscribingRead More
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 deliRead More
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 notoriouRead More