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    • #2010016 Reply

      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

        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”.

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