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Popular Dell models

Inspiron N5110 2.73%
Inspiron 1545 2.70%
Inspiron 3521 2.64%
Inspiron N5010 1.87%
Inspiron 530 1.42%
Inspiron 3847 1.26%
Inspiron 1525 1.22%
OptiPlex 755 1.18%
XPS 8300 1.15%
XPS 8700 1.14%
Inspiron N5050 1.09%
Dell System XPS L502X 1.06%
Dell System Inspiron N7110 1.01%
Inspiron 660 1.01%
XPS 8500 0.98%
System Product Name 0.94%
Inspiron 560 0.92%
Inspiron 3542 0.90%
OptiPlex 745 0.86%
Inspiron 5520 0.85%
Inspiron 620 0.84%
Inspiron 660s 0.78%
OptiPlex 780 0.74%
To be filled by O.E.M. 0.71%
Studio XPS 8100 0.70%
Inspiron 5521 0.69%
Inspiron 580 0.68%
Dell System XPS L702X 0.67%
Inspiron 570 0.67%
Latitude D630 0.67%
Inspiron 5537 0.66%
OptiPlex GX620 0.64%
Inspiron 530s 0.59%
Latitude E6420 0.59%
Latitude E6410 0.58%
Inspiron 3520 0.57%
Latitude E6400 0.57%
OptiPlex 760 0.52%
Inspiron N7010 0.52%
Inspiron 7520 0.51%
Inspiron N4050 0.51%
Inspiron N5040 0.50%
Inspiron 3537 0.49%
OptiPlex 790 0.49%
OptiPlex 7010 0.47%
Dell System Inspiron N4110 0.47%
Studio 1555 0.47%
OptiPlex 380 0.46%
Dell DXP061 0.44%
Dell XPS420 0.43%
Inspiron N5030 0.43%
MM061 0.42%

Dell Bloatware

Manufacturer bloatware and trialware refer to Dells' (like most PC manufacturers) habit of loading crippled versions of commercial software and OEM proprietary utilities on a new computer.
Dell had been criticized for pre-installing a number of trialware and other bundleware with its desktop and laptops, but after strong customer feedback agreed to offer limited pre-installed software on its machines. Purchasers of Dimension desktops, Inspiron notebooks and XPS PCs can now elect within Dell's online order form to block the installation of various trail commercial software including Internet service provider software, productivity software, and photo and music software. Dell however continues to install additional programs on new computers, including trial versions of antivirus software, Adobe's Acrobat Reader and Google or Bing's toolbars depending on the PC model.
Dell Inc.
  55% remove
The Getting Started Guide is pre-bundled with most Dell consumer PCs.
Dell Inc.
28% remove
The Dell Driver Download Manager is a tool that has been developed by Dell to speed up and enhance the process of downloading files on to your computer.
Bing Bar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft. Bing Bar was previously supported on Mozilla Firefox but Microsoft discontinued support. Bing Bar incorporates... More about Bing Bar
Dell Inc.
27% remove
Handy resource for device drivers, diagnostics and technical information - helps in resolving problems with your computer system. Provides reference to Dell's industry-recognized products and... More about Dell Resource CD
Dell Inc.
27% remove
Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 is a backup application installed on Dell Inspiron, Studio and XPS computers as of April 22, 2009. Unlike previous versions of Dell's system protection software, Dell... More about Dell DataSafe Local Backup
Dell Inc.
27% remove
This program is a rebranded version from Cyberlink for Dell PCs. PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Window that viewing of DVD. TrueTheater 3D uses a GPU-accelerated video converter to turn... More about PowerDVD
Dell Inc.
26% remove
This program contains the In-Home Service documentation from Dell that offers in-home service to allow the user to have peace of mind from PC failures as Dell will fix issues when the User has... More about Consumer In-Home Service Agreement
Dell Inc.
24% remove
Allowing Dell to collect software usage data, your system service tag and system configuration information on an on-going basis for use and storage in servers that may be outside of your country can... More about Dell System Detect
ArcSoft
24% remove
Stage Remote is a program that allows streaming of content from one PC to another device. The destination device can be another PC, a TV, gaming system or speakers.
WildTangent
23% remove
WildTangent game network powers game services for several PC manufacturers including HP, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, Acer and Sony VAIO. WildTangent's catalog includes over 1,500 games from... More about WildTangent Games
Dell Inc.
23% remove
Dell DataSafe Online helps protect your music, photos and other important files by placing backup copies on a secure storage site using your internet connection. For your security all data is... More about Dell DataSafe Online
The purpose of the Dell Dock allows easy access to common applications (i.e. E-mail, Internet, Photos, Music, Videos, Office, Security, Help). The Dell Dock keeps icons grouped together in... More about Dell Dock
Dell Inc.
22% remove
Stage delivers photos, videos, music, Web pages and more right to your fingertips, with your most recent content always front and center. You’ll effortlessly toggle between photos, videos, music, Web... More about Dell Stage
Roxio
21% remove
Roxio Update Manager is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software updates and automatically downloads... More about Roxio Update Manager
ArcSoft
21% remove
Stage delivers photos, videos, music, Web pages and more right to your fingertips, with your most recent content always front and center. You’ll effortlessly toggle between photos, videos, music, Web... More about Dell PhotoStage
Dell Inc.
19% remove
Stage delivers photos, videos, music, Web pages and more right to your fingertips, with your most recent content always front and center. You’ll effortlessly toggle between photos, videos, music, Web... More about Dell MusicStage
BVRP Software, Inc
19% remove
The Digital Line Detection program monitors the modem to make sure that the phone line is a standard analog phone line. Plugging into a digital phone line could cause damage to the modem.The purpose... More about Digital Line Detect
CyberLink Corp.
18% remove
If you purchased a PC pre-loaded with Stage, update alerts can be accessed through the Dell Support Center tile or via automatic alerts. You can turn the Stage off. If you are using a mouse,... More about Dell VideoStage
Dell Inc.
18% remove
Dell Digital Delivery is a service which enables you to purchase software at the time you order your computer and then download and install it automatically once you receive the computer and connect... More about Dell Digital Delivery
PC-Doctor, Inc.
12% remove
Dell Support Center is a control panel for system tools and diagnostics. It contains extensive help sections for online tools, warranty information, Dell technical support links and Dell customer... More about Dell Support Center
Roxio
10% remove
Roxio delivers the industry's best and easiest tools for burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The new, handy Roxio Burn desktop widget lets you easily drag and drop files for burning or copying right... More about Roxio Burn
Dell Inc.
10% remove
Dell Support Center is a control panel for system tools and diagnostics. It contains extensive help sections for online tools, warranty information, Dell technical support links and Dell customer... More about Dell Support Center Support Software
Dell Inc.
8% remove
The Dell Modem Diagnostic Tool provides customers and Dell support to diagnose modem hardware and software problems and provides the ability to identify the most common modem failures.
Dell Inc.
7% remove
Dell Support is an agent provided by Dell for the Dimension and Inspiron computers that is pre-instaleld in many PCs. Dell advertises that it is "a portal providing simplified access to self-help,... More about DellSupport
Roxio
5% remove
Roxio Creator is proprietary optical disc authoring program. Creator will only record data CDs in Mode 1 (consequently, there are CD-ROM drives that will not recognize anything other than the first... More about Roxio Creator Audio
Dell Inc.
3% remove
Dell Edoc Viewer is pre-installed with various Dell PCs and is part of the Dell support system. Dell eDoc Viewer or Dell Document Viewer is a display tool that collects and displays all documents... More about Dell Edoc Viewer
Roxio
3% remove
Roxio Creator is proprietary optical disc authoring program. Creator will only record data CDs in Mode 1 (consequently, there are CD-ROM drives that will not recognize anything other than the first... More about Roxio Creator Starter
Roxio
3% remove
Roxio Creator is proprietary optical disc authoring program. Creator will only record data CDs in Mode 1 (consequently, there are CD-ROM drives that will not recognize anything other than the first... More about Roxio Creator DE
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