Posts Tagged ‘crapware’

Beware, Your Android Phone Might come with Preloaded Spyware

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

I have a hard time understanding why companies that rely on profits from e-commerce would do stupid stuff like this that essentially erodes public confidence in e-commerce.

Computer users know for quite some time that buying new PCs does not necessarily mean that the computer is clean, lean and ready for use immediately. Most computer manufacturers push so called “crapware” on PCs, trial software for instance, to increase their bottom line while only a few don’t or want you to pay extra for cleaning the crapware that they have put on it.

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Lenovo PCs Ship with Preinstalled Adware and Root Certificate

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

When shopping for a new PC, I generally don’t consider “pre-infected with adware” to be a desirable feature …

We all know that computer manufacturers make much of their revenue from device sales with software and service deals. They integrate trial programs on user systems and may also cooperate with search engines to make a particular search engine the default on a system and with other companies to place shortcuts to their sites on the desktop.

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Microsoft Signature, Crapware-Free PCs from Microsoft

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Here’s a very cool idea from Microsoft … and it’s even cooler that it doesn’t cost anything extra to have a crapware-free PC …

If you have ever bought a pre-manufactured PC, be it a desktop PC, laptop or other variant, you have probably noticed the abundance of programs that the system comes pre-installed with. From antivirus trial versions to desktop shortcuts, Adobe products and other software, there is a lot to remove on the PC. If your an experienced user you are probably using a program like PC Decrapifier to batch remove most of the programs that manufacturers like to put on the PC. If you are less tech savvy, you may end up with a PC that is not as fast as a clean one.

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