One of the neatest things about opening a new computer for the first time is finding out exactly what the manufacturer put on it. One of the worst things is trying to remove it after you find out its really nothing more than trashware. This is why I like applications like Decrap. Not only is it aptly named, it’s a clean up tool for Windows machines that may just be what you need.
Decrap is an application that helps you safely and easily remove all of the bloatware that comes pre-installed by the manufacturer on a new Windows PC. It can often take hours or even days to get all the pre-installed junk removed from your new computer. However, with this little freeware app, you can completely uninstall all the unneeded software without any real user input!
Pre-installed bloatware is often deeply integrated into the Windows operating system. Trying to remove it by simply deleting the installation folders not only means you may not get rid of it all, but can also result in other important programs not functioning properly.
Decrap looks like it’s a decent app; but the biggest problem it has is that its not always clear what you should keep and what you should remove. You’re going to need to understand what apps you installed and what apps you want to keep. If you can’t figure that out, you’re going to have a hard time using the app. I wouldn’t trust it in full automatic mode. I’m really not THAT trusting.
This app isn’t great, but its definitely NOT bad at all. As long as you understand what junk the OEM installed on your new PC and what you want to remove, then you should have no problems using Decrap to clean up your PC.