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PC Decrapifier

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.5 stars

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 43
    • 3 star: 16
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 12
  • Current version:

    2.8 stars

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Decrapifier loaded a program that was NOT WANTED!"

    November 1, 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    April 8, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "PC Clean-Up is Here"

    October 8, 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS FOR REMOVING UNWANTED SOFTWARE"

    October 2, 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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