There are some cases where just using the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs applet is not enough:
- When you buy a new OEM Desktop PC or Laptop it comes with loads of crap software inside it. that includes Office and Antivirus Trial versions, Freewares like Java, Picasa and more.
- When you try to uninstall a software using it's uninstaller and it just breaks in the middle with an error.
- When you need a password to uninstall a security application like many Corporate Antiviruses.
For cases like these we have some cool tools to deal with.
1. The PC Decrapifier:
The PC Decrapifier is designed to remove a specific list unwanted software in an unattended fashion. it will clean you brand new OEM laptop from all it's crapware that came pre-installed from the vendor.
AppRemover enables you to thoroughly uninstall security applications such as antivirus and antispyware from your computer. especially those that won't uninstall nicely.
3. Revo Uninstaller:
Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from "Windows Add or Remove Programs" control panel applet.
Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to "Windows Add or Remove Programs" applet!
To complete the cleanup process we will use the great CCleaner utility.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.