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Should I Remove It? is a very simple but extremely powerful Windows application that helps users, both technical and non technical, decide what programs they should remove from their PC. This typically includes finding and removing all sorts of crapware and bloatware such as adware, spyware, toolbars, bundled unwanted applications as well as many forms of malware. The program is very lightweight and extremely fast. Should I Remove It? simply scans your computer for all its' installed programs and then ranks what should be removed by leveraging the wisdom of the crowd (and of course our technical experts) to determine what should not be installed.
Bloatware and trialware refer to PC manufacturers' habit of loading crippled versions of commercial software on a new computer in the hope that some will upgrade to paid editions.
Most Active Programs
As of Saturday, February 28, 2015
The purpose of the Shop for HP Supplies program is to make it easy for users to shop online for HP supplies and to make sure that you are buying the correct supplies such as ink cartridges, toners, or... More about Shop for HP Supplies
Quixey and Ask have entered into a deal in which apps from Quixey’s database, whether for mobile or the PC, will be integrated into search results. It’s going live today and should be rolling out now,...” More about Search App by Ask
Search Protect from Client Connect (formally Conduit, now a venture of Perion) is a homepage and search provider modifier that when installed will change the default web browser's home page and search... More about Search Protect
Utility bundled with Toshiba laptops in order to register the new laptop.
Developed and distributed through bundled installer from Click Me In, a division of ironSource. The software may be bundled by 3rd-party products using the InstallCore distribution platform.
The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case...” More about Search Protection
Coupon Printer for Windows is software that allows users to build and print coupons that will be accepted at retail stores from Coupons.com. The printer application also bundles the CouponBar, a web... More about Coupon Printer for Windows
Acer Registration is a program that is pre-installed with Acer laptops. If the laptop has not yet been registered with Acer it will periodically popup and promt the user to register. It runs as a... More about Acer Registration
MyPC Backup, a potentially unwanted program (PUP), is bundled with various adware installers and 3rd party download managers including CBS Interactive, Somoto, Conduit, Bechiro and others. Once... More about MyPC Backup
The AVG SafeGuard toolbar is included in AVG Technologies’s family of security software, as a standalone program, and as a third party bundles. AVG Security Toolbar incluedes a link scanner that... More about AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Pando Media Booster (PMB) is an application by Pando Networks that is used by game and software publishers to ensure safe, complete and speedy downloads of large files. PMB is primarily used to... More about Pando Media Booster
The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other... More about Ask Toolbar
This is an adware web browser add-on that injects advertising in the user's browser as well as hijacks various browser settings such as the home page, search provider and new tab page.
The Hewlett-Packard Customer Experience Enhancements is bundled with most HP PCs and can be easily removed. It provides PC users added 'enhancements' with the new computer and in many cases depedning... More about HP Customer Experience Enhancements
This program is bundled with various modified monetization installers and 3rd party freeware programs. "Offer your users a free PC scan to help them find registry errors, junk files, incorrect system... More about Optimizer Pro
Because our apps are cloud based, you don’t need to download them to your computer. Instead you access them through the Internet. They save your valuable hard drive space; you always have the latest,...” More about Toshiba App Place
This is adware that displays several types of advertising in the user's web browser, including but not limited to:
- Sponsored links
- Video targeted ads (which are displayed when you view a... More about WinCheck
Norton Security Scan is a software tool designed to help you understand if your computer is currently protected from known threats. Norton Security Scan will scan your computer and identify if there... More about Norton Security Scan
Yahoo! Toolbar is a toolbar that installs on the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, within the context of internet access functions. It allows access to several functions, including Yahoo! Search... More about Yahoo! Toolbar
ConvertAd is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various... More about ConvertAd
The free and trial versions bundle various potentually unwanted toolbars and web browser extensions including the AVG Toolbar which modifies the browser's search and home page settings..
Reimage is part of Crossrider group.
The toolbar communicates with our servers from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the toolbar, you...” More about Browser Extensions
This is a branded version for Lenovo of the Conduit/Perion Search Protect software, a potentially unwanted program that maintains the partner or affiliate directed web page. Although the description... More about Lenovo Browser Guard
PC Faster makes your PC run like new again with four cleaning modes and more than 300 cleaning checkpoints. All together, it's the most comprehensive PC cleaning solution available. Makes your PC...” More about Baidu PC Faster
StormWatch is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements,... More about StormWatch
We're constantly searching all over the web for the best torrents from the most important sites. Watch any movie as many times as you want. All you need to get started is a proper internet connection....” More about Popcorn Time
iLivid is a video download manager for YouTube and other third-party video hosted web sites. iLivid includes a bundled includes a bundled VLC Player as well as the Tourch web browser and an Ask.com... More about iLivid
The program is distributed by Amonetize ltd., a program bundling/installation monitization platform. "We provide our own installer software component. Our installer easily integrates with any Windows... More about Software Version Updater
Some of the advertisements you see in the installer are delivered by third parties who collect information through cookies, ip address, web beacons, and other technologies about your online...” More about Extended Update
omiga-plus is an adware web browser application that displays banner ads as well as contextual link ads that are injected in the web page. The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and... More about omiga-plus uninstall
This is a web browser extension that injects advertising. From the EULA: "Buzzdock is free to download and use. Buzzdock is supported by advertising, and users will see additional ads on websites... More about Buzzdock
Linkey is a potentially unwanted web browser search extension for the top browsers and designed to modify the user's search and home pages (www.default-search.com or www.linkeyproject.com/app/) in... More about Linkey
Shopper-Pro is an ad-supported browser extension (adware), and when a user downloads the Plugin they will see various types of advertisements displayed through the
browser as they visit various web... More about Shopper-Pro
New Potentially Unwanted Program Versions
Below are ad-supported as well as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that have recently been added
WinRocket can tweak your system resources and settings to substantially improve your overall computer experience without spending a lot of money on upgrades. Even PCs that are over five years old can...” More about WinRocket
Sustainer is an unwanted program that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. In some cases the ad will have... More about Sustainer
kingthink is a browser extension that injects unwanted ads in the browser.
Clock Hand is an ad-injecting browser add on.
This is browser adware. It installs in the user's web browser and while running will display unwanted ads from malicious software and other adware. It is bundled through download managers.
Once this adware is installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers... More about Follow Rules
goinggo is an adware (advertising supported) browser extension/BHO that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once... More about goinggo
Flowsurf is FREE and is Ad supported. Flowsurf will increase your search speed and efficiency by adding a button on the right side Google page allowing you to navigate to the next page like you would...” More about TabNav
Browser Good is an adware (advertising supported) extension that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once... More about Browser Good
BroAppVersion is an adware (advertising supported) application that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once... More about BroAppVersion10
Free real-time protection that effectively detects, removes and prevents spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, home page hijackers and other malware threats that may harm your computer. Our Premium...” More about Spyware Terminator 2015
Get automatic coupon alerts and earn Cash Back at 4000+ top stores. Plus instantly access hundreds of weekly ad flyers, restaurant coupons and more. The BeFrugal.com Toolbar keeps members up to date...” More about Cash Back Assistant
A1 PC Cleaner, it’s an optimization tool that enhance the performance of computer. It protects the privacy, tune up speed, fix registry errors, cleans dump files and removes data clutter. While using...” More about A1PCCleaner
Digi Docket is an adware web browser extension that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP and other offers. Once installed the application integrates inside the... More about digi docket
This is the updater program for SmileFiles, a potentially unwanted downloader.
This is a potentially unwanted program that may download and bundle additional offers.
This is an adware program from Injekt. It is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once installed the application... More about News Alert
This is a potentially unwanted ad-support browser extension, also considered adware that will display and inject banner ads and other forms of advertisements in the user's web browser.
"Answer... More about TheAnswerFinder
Wajam is a web browser utility and a potentially unwanted one that is ad-supported. It displays ads in the browser by inserting a local proxy server that captures, modifies and redirects web traffic... More about Wajam
earnsale is an advertising supported application that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once installed the... More about earnsale
Smart Offer Display is an adware browser extension and toolbar that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once... More about SmartOfferDisplay
Weather Alerts Pro is simply an adware (advertising supported) application that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other... More about Weather Alerts Pro
This is an unwanted advertising web browser extension that will displays ads from 3rd party partners. The program runs in the browser. From the EULA: "The Extension may enable access to third-party... More about pushOK
OfferBLVD (SnapDo) is an Smartbar adware applicatication (such as Linkury by Resoft, same distributor) that is an adware (advertising supported) application that is designed for the purpose of... More about OfferBLVD
Frontier Browser Assistant for Internet Explorer is an ad-supported program that will display third-party advertisements. This toolbar may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of... More about Frontier Browser Assistant
WindowSecureScanner is a Crossrider extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions... More about WindowSecureScanner
The software provides games to play in exchange for allowing to display of third party ads in the browser.
From the Terms of Service: "Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in... More about ArcadeGiants
This is an ad-supported program that will display third-party advertisements in the form of coupons, price-comparisons, display media, affiliate links, banners, popups/popunders and other links... More about BobyLyrics-15
This uses Air Software's AirInstaller download manager to bundle additional unwanted adware programs such as browser hijackers and PC utilities including PUPs.
This is the bundler/setup component of the AirInstaller download manager, a bundler that includes legitimate software such as the Bandicam along with unwanted offers for adware.
SurfShield is a downloadable browser add-on that is ad-supported and display third-part ads in the user's web browser by installing a proxy server and injecting ads such as banner and text links. As... More about Shield
K9-PC Protector is a branded version of Systweak software, a potentially unwanted 'PC optimization and registry cleaner' program.
Yontoo's Optical Surf displays several types of advertising is the web browser such as coupons, price-comparisons and banner ads by injecting them directly in the HTML. From the terms: "One feature of... More about Optical Surf
While being billed as "a free application that provides the latest gossip on celebs from around the world", Celebrity Alert is and adware application that injects ads in the user's web browser. The... More about Celebrity Alert
ShopForU is an ad-supported browser extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions... More about ShopForU