What 'bloatware' to remove?

jojo76, May 26, 7:12am
I have a new Lenovo laptop that seems to have came with a raft of unwanted crap, I am going to give you a list, can someone tell what to keep out of any of these. the list is long!
Absolute data protect
absolute reminder
Amazon 1button
Lenovo soloutions,
Lenovo browser guard
" Dependency package
" experience improvemnt
" Fustion engine
" Mobile phone wireless import
" USB Bloker
" Veriface Pro
maxthon cloud browser
Nitro pro 9

Yes I could google every one of these, but I cant be bothered - so thought id ask here first!

Edited: this is a Windows 8.1 laptop - if that makes a difference

sanders4, May 26, 7:23am
easiest way is to visit www.filehippo.com and download CCleaner which will remove junk files and then under TOOLS you can have a look at other rubbish to dump.


r.g.nixon, May 26, 7:50am
PC Decrapifier for Lenovo mentioned here. http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2309037

wayne416, May 26, 7:51am
Ccleaner wont remove them, their programs, some not needed. Maxthon could go, Nitro can be replaced with Sumatra PDF, you will need a PDF reader, Amazon could go. The others Google to find out.

lostdude, Oct 14, 9:55pm
My process:

1. PC-Decrapifier (Remove anything that is not a driver or required for specific hardware to function correctly - this may very well require some google skills)
2. Ninite (Install all runtimes and anything else you would normally use)
3. Install Antivirus (if not in the ninite list) and whatever else you want
4. Update Windows (Repeat after each install until no more updates are detected)
5. CCleaner (Clean only left-over software junk - don't touch the registry)
6. Defrag (I use Defraggler but you can use whatever you want)

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