Got A New PC? Install PC-Decrapifier First!

by Karthik on September 16, 2008 · 13 comments


Just got a new PC or a Laptop? You must already be cursing the manufacturer for installing all crapware on your shiny new PC by now! worry not, there is an amazing app that will save you from all the mess and restore your PC to a shiny bliss..

As someone who cleans up a lot of new laptops, PC Decrapifier has been a trusted helper for a long time to me.

A couple of days back version 2.0 of PC Decrapifier was released. With the older versions it took some time for new crapware to be added into the PC Decrapifier database, since it was first polled in the forums and then manually added..

Here’s what the developer of PC Decrapifier, Jason had to say about the new version :

Short term, you’ve got a faster, more stable application, but release doesn’t bring you much in the way of removal updates. There are a couple more icons and startup entries though. However, with this re-write I’m able to put together updates much more quickly. So now that the major work is done, you will start to see this application updated more frequently.

So with the new versions you should be seeing updates more frequently, which is a good thing as far as removing crapware goes..

Here’s a screenshot of PC Decrapifier in action :

pc decrapifier

Currently Decrapifier can remove common bloatware like McAffee, Norton, and Office 2007 trials, several Roxio, Sonic, and Corel apps, and even AOL software. If you’re the “guy who is the comp geek,” be sure to keep Decrapifier with you always for quick, automated removal tasks.

I am sure a lot of your friends will thank you for decrapifying there PC..

Photo Credit: Editor B

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave Guinan September 19, 2008 at 12:23 am

Just sorted out 2 friends with new pcs in the last couple of weeks and had to do it manually through add and remove gonna deff use this next time will save loads of hastle thanks alot


FireFox September 25, 2008 at 8:22 pm

What’s wrong with the volume of your publications?? This is the first article in months. I won’t keep looking here if there aren’t any posts…


V1 September 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Maybe u should rename it to


Karthik Kastury September 28, 2008 at 7:43 am

@Firefox, V1,

I am sorry guys.. I have been terribely busy with college, and there is lot happening over here.. I don’t want to give any excuses, but I hope to get back to regular posting soon..

Please stay tuned..


andreas October 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm


Think u should have told ur subscribers this… But I’m staying tuned!


FireFox October 3, 2008 at 11:26 am

What is happening at college ? We actually might be very interested.. since we (or atleast I) are students to. Let me introduce myself.

I am FireFox, and I’m studying Engineering


iamatechie October 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Hello Karthik..

It’s long time. Wake up man. Eagerly waiting for the new post.


UnknownOne October 9, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Hey man..come one..
This posts been up for a month…
Atleast something new?


Danny Cooper October 10, 2008 at 1:37 am

That’s a pretty catchy domain, reminds me of the Simpsons or something.

@Karthik Looking forward to your increased posting frequency again


Matthew November 17, 2008 at 10:11 am

This program is nearly worthless. All you have to do is go to the control panel and look at the list of installed programs and uninstall whatever you don’t want. It’s an easy task, certainly not worth the time of downloading and installing a program to do it for you. If you really want to get rid of the ‘crap’ on your pc (old paging files, corrupted or invalid or missing registry keys, browser cookies, etc) download CCleaner. Fantastic program, easy to use, keeps your PC running like new.

Oh, and if you’re buying a PC, you should seriously give some thought to building your own instead. It is an extraordinarily easy task–just google the basic steps and what parts are recommended, go to and order them, and plug everything in. Costs about half of a store bought PC with the same amount of work, plus you really learn a lot.


Ryan January 6, 2009 at 4:30 am


I beg to differ…

Major computer companies buy their parts in MASSIVE BULK…by the thousands, and in turn get an incredible discount…

unless you are planning on building a computer for your specific needs with out of date hardware, buying a new computer (especially a laptop) is way cheaper or modern technologies…

laptops tend to be more crapified due to the audience that they are sold to….modern America…We believe that laptops are “cooler,” which they are to an extent, so average joe buys an overpriced pc at best buy, and then pays even more when his never before used free trials already installed on it run out, and he is tired of nag screens….

I like this program because it allows me to get rid of the usual crap already installed, all in a few clicks when I have it installed on a flash drive and then I can do other things while it is decrapifying…


Pesky February 22, 2009 at 6:22 am

This is shit, no wonder its called crap!


Adam April 22, 2009 at 2:40 am


It’s cheaper to buy a low-end system from a manufacturer, but anything gaming-quality or media production quality you are much better served building your own. A rough estimate is anything over about $1200 from a manufacturer can be built for cheaper yourself, $900-$1200 break even, and less than $900 you’ll be better off buying from Dell, HP, etc, especially if it’s an entire new system (OS, monitor, etc) and not just an upgrade. For budget machines, the OS is such a huge portion of the cost that the $15 that Vista costs these manufacturers easily offsets any markup since it cost $150+ for an average consumer.


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