PC Decrapifier

PC Decrapifier

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 104 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.8
  • Total Downloads:
    240,307
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 25, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    517
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

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PC Decrapifier is a compact application designed to remove unneeded programs from brand-new and used PCs. It's portable freeware that can run on any Windows XP, Vista, or 7 machine without having to be installed. It scans your PC for junk programs and other applications and removes them all at once when you're ready.

PC Decrapifier's simple wizard-based interface opened as soon as we clicked the program's executable file. After checking for updates, we clicked through the EULA and a warning page that noted the difficulty in distinguishing between trial and paid versions of software and urged us to deselect any programs listed if we wanted to save them. However, none of our programs was listed, probably due to the fact that we'd already cleaned out the "crap" PC Decrapifier targets. We clicked Next, and PC Decrapifier asked us if we were running the software on a brand-new PC. We selected No and clicked through to the next screen, which creates a Restore Point. We recommend not skipping this stage, which creates a backup that Windows can use to roll back changes if they cause problems. We clicked Next and received a Select Items screen, which asked us to select items for removal. However, no items were displayed; again, probably because we already lacked the apps it targets. Clicking Next displayed a list of all our installed programs with the option to select any or all for removal. We made our selections and clicked Next, which initiated the removal process, including warning messages and other options specific to the programs being removed. We could then enter comments and submit feedback or deselect the check box to keep our data private. Clicking Finish closed PC Decrapifier.

Most new PCs ship with bundled applications, many of which are trial versions. These programs take up a lot of space and often check for updates automatically, compromising performance and even security. PC Decrapifier seems best used to remove this unneeded software when you first use your new PC. Since it's free, though, you can run it on any PC to see if it has any junk programs and remove them en masse.

 
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2 stars

"Decrapifier loaded a program that was NOT WANTED!"

November 01, 2012  |  By billiem7

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.2.8

Pros

Removed some programs that were of no use to me.

Cons

"Help" identifier of installed programs did not identify ANY of the programs that I inquired about.

Summary

I carefully installed decrapifier...unchecking any additional downloads. When the total programs on my computer were listed...there was FUNMOODS! I had unchecked this toolbar. I included FUNMOODS in the 6 programs I deleted with Decrapifier. Guess what? When I continued to use my computer..FUNMOODS popped up asking me could it become my default toolbar! I uninstalled FUNMOODS with Revo Uninstaller (one of the top 5 programs I have ever downloaded free on my computer! FUNMOODS had 45 registery items and 5 files to be removed. I DON'T TRUST Decrapifier because it downloaded a program on my computer and THEN did not uninstall it when I checked it to be uninstalled!!

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4 stars

"worked pretty well didnt try to wipe out stuff I needed"

April 08, 2012  |  By anartist_cnet

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.2.8

Pros

clear in its selections of what it proposes to remove

Cons

couldn't find or select "office starter" which is what I really hated

Summary

I'll use it again

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2 stars

"Doesn't work"

November 14, 2011  |  By flwr4306

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.2.8

Pros

Easy to install

Cons

Very slow. Not enough info about program you are uninstalling.

Summary

Review 1*
Ran Decrapifier to remove the bloatware from my Asus G74SX. After 45 minutes of trying to remove Asus Live Update, I stopped the program and uninstalled it. I was disappointed in the 'help' function. Not enough information to help me decide to keep or remove the program. Got more info from Google. I cannot recommend this product.

Updated on Nov 14, 2011

Ran Decrapifier to remove the bloatware from my Asus G74SX. After 45 minutes of trying to remove Asus Live Update, I stopped the program and uninstalled it. I was disappointed in the 'help' function. Not enough information to help me decide to keep or remove the program. Got more info from Google. I cannot recommend this product.

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4 stars

"PC Clean-Up is Here"

October 08, 2011  |  By RGoodhouse

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.2.8

Pros

Best Free tool for New PC Clean-up
Easy to use

Cons

None that come to mind

Summary

I setup a lot of New PC's and this is my Tool of choice and the name tells it all. I tried to Order a NEW PC from Dell and they wanted an Extra $75 to deliver it without all the Crap-ware. So I figure I save $75 eveery time I use it on a NEW PC.

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2 stars

"ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS FOR REMOVING UNWANTED SOFTWARE"

October 02, 2011  |  By Urantiason

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.2.8

Pros

Carefully remove unwanted software from your computer.

Cons

Program is not for those who don't quite understand what they are removing.

Summary

Good overall program for removing bloatware.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.8
Version 2.2.8 has fixed a bug that was causing the applications to appear twice on the selection list on some systems.
General
Publisher Yorkspace
Publisher web site http://www.yorkspace.com/
Release Date September 25, 2011
Date Added September 25, 2011
Version 2.2.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name pc-decrapifier-2.3.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 240,307
Downloads Last Week 517
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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