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Ridding your computer of shovelware

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“Shovelware” is a term for the tons of crippled software that computer manufacturers are paid to install on your new computer—programs that you don’t want, probably can’t use, and in any event require a purchase to be fully functional. MakeUseOf has a detailed review of Revo Uninstaller, a free program that works well as an uninstaller pure and simple but that will also hunt down shovelware. Well worth reading—and I have installed it. The review begins:

I have been looking for something like Revo Uninstaller for years.  If you’ve ever used “Add or Remove Programs” on Windows, you know that it’s slow, uninformative, and sometimes not very good at its sole function: uninstalling things. Revo Uninstaller aims to correct those design flaws by being conversely fast, helpful and very effective at uninstalling just about anything you can throw at it.

The interface centers on the main uninstaller, which is very easy to use.  You can view your installed programs as either large icons or in a detailed list view.  I prefer the list view because it lets you sort by name, size, installation date or company.  Revo Uninstaller also displays the version number and the product’s website, if applicable.

When you find something you want to uninstall, …

Written by Leisureguy

13 July 2008 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Daily life, Software

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