Bloatware is promotional software often pre-installed by PC manufacturers onto new computers. Installing such software allows them to make additional money from your computer after you purchase it, effectively using your computer to advertise to you from the moment you turn it on for the first time. However, it can also slow your computer down significantly.
Manufacturers may provide feature limited or trial versions of commercial software to entice you to purchase the full version, and other times may be website browser toolbars or shortcut links to connect you to other websites. In the meanwhile, your new computer is being slowed down by computer programs you would likely no want or ever use. Manufacturers benefit through being paid to advertise these products on your new computer.
The pre-installed software may provide you with a benefit, such as enabling you to burn your own discs or to read digital magazines. However, the addition of website browser toolbars and plugins, which whilst allows you immediate access to certain websites quickly, slows down the performance of the computer.
By removing bloatware from your computer, you can improve the performance of your computer. We suggest you use uninstall the software, however if you have difficulty in removing remove such programs from your computer, specific software is available.
Before removing any software from your computer, we suggest confirming it is bloatware by checking the specific manufacturer’s website for advice. There is also software that enables you to check whether a software should be removed from your computer.