PC Decrapifier

PC Decrapifier

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    255,357
  • Date Added:
    December 06, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    567
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/7/8

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.9

    out of 9 votes

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    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

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    out of 104 votes

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    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 12
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1 stars

"Worse than before"

December 28, 2013  |  By Crapsoftware

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

Took items out of my registry that I had used as recently as the day before. Four hours and counting of fixing what it did. Also installed some kind of backup software whose popup was more annoying than any others I had.

Summary

Do not install.

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1 stars

"Use with caution"

December 21, 2013  |  By DrJansan

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

None. The program found just about all my software, not just the pre installed stuff. It did absolutely nothing to help in singling out all the pre-loaded crapware.

Cons

Not at all useful, after the first run It gave me a very large list of installed software. Trying to find the crapware was no easier that using the standard Windows uninstaller.
I decided to take no action from the list it offered me, I uninstalled PC Decrapifier instead!

Summary

Do not bother with this. Any stanard uninstaller is better than this.

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1 stars

"this dl has a virus attached"

October 06, 2013  |  By cdobbelaere

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

none. at. all.

Cons

browser hijack, system restore disable, event log unavailable, troubleshooting unavailable. mypcbackup and luckyleap are installed with this dl

Summary

virus, browser hijack, disables sytem restore except for its own restore which has the virus

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1 stars

"VIRUS ALERT - SWEETIM Part of this package"

September 11, 2013  |  By Quisp_N_Quake

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

None. It installed a real pain in the @ of a virus. How dare CNET let this garbage get into their system!!!

Cons

There is a real pain in the @ virus/malware in this program. DO NOT INSTALL.

Summary

There is a real pain in the @ virus/malware in this program. DO NOT INSTALL.

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1 stars

"Added AVG Toolbar That Won't Uninstall Arghhhh!"

September 10, 2013  |  By MisterRisper

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

It uninstalled some junk.

Cons

-Installed AVG Toolbar that would not uninstall. Even deleted the program folders for it and deleted it from the registry and the darn thing keeps reappearing.
-Changed my homepage to AVG Secure Search, and every time I changed it back to Google, my browsers would revert to AVG.
-Changed my default search provider.

Summary

All of the frustration with the AVG malware it installed and other changes it made make me give this program a 1 star rating. If I could give it no stars, I would.

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1 stars

"Did search for PC DeCrapafier sent me to your site."

June 05, 2013  |  By rlp4345

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

None I come close to seeing.

Cons

I downloaded the program and installed it.
Downloaded and AVG tool bar and search after I told it not to 3 times. The cleaning program titled clean my PC or something simular started and I closed it and removed it. It had wiped out all my history and settings and 2 windows on my FIREFOX browser.Very poor if I have to say so.

Summary

Program downloaded programs I didn't desire and caused me a lot of work and time. Basically spyware I would have to assume. I thought you folks were reputable!

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4 stars

"very useful"

May 30, 2013  |  By guidgern

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

easy to use

Cons

could get carried away

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3 stars

"Essential..."

April 24, 2013  |  By noreg

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

...if you download anything from CNET

Cons

You don't actually have to download anything from CNET

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4 stars

"Perfect for out of the box PCs"

March 31, 2013  |  By ajgmets69

 |  Version: PC Decrapifier 2.3.1

Pros

Great way to get rid of the annoying "pre loaded" nonsense

Cons

Doesn't advise of PC manufacturer own product pre loads

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yorkspace
Publisher web site http://www.yorkspace.com/
Release Date December 06, 2012
Date Added December 06, 2012
Version 2.3.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name pc-decrapifier-2.3.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 255,357
Downloads Last Week 567
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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