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        Cthru
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        There was an article in one of the Woody’s newsletters a while back on this, but I can’t find it. I have purchased a new Dell PC and expect that it may come with bloatware. I am unsure abut the articles on the web about various utilities and would appreciate either a link to the mentioned article or recommendations for a free (I hope) application to assist my out-of-the-bx cleanup (I haven’t even plugged it in yet). I do use Malwarebytes, which reportedly may flag/quarantine PUPs along for the ride in this new machine.

        Thanks.

      • #2010021 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Unbloating a new computer

        There is powershell script : Windows10Debloater

        https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater

        The fastest way to remove Windows 10 bloatware :

        https://www.digitalcitizen.life/windows-10-debloater

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          anonymous
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          Very effective script but users should use this first before using other tools like O&O Software’s Shutup 10 (etc.) as the Windows 10 Debloater script can undo the previous Shutup 10 settings.

      • #2010612 Reply
        Bundaburra
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        You could try running Adwcleaner, also part of Malwarebytes.  It is said to find and remove adware, PUPs, junkware, and pre-installed software.  May not remove all the bloatware, but it’s worth running it occasionally.

        I think the article you are looking for is in the Newsletter issue 16.17.0, dated 2019-05-13.  In there is an item by Fred Langa, “How to safely remove vendor installed junkware”.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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