Solved

how do i remove trial software from new Computer

Posted on 2008-10-15
5
926 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Best Buy offers a service that removes unneeded software from a Brand New Computer for about $130.   What is your recommendation for removing this software from a new computer by ourselves.
0
Comment
Question by:salpnt8
5 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
proactiveit earned 125 total points
ID: 22727175
What operating system?
Vista? XP?

If in Xp, then go to Control panel (START > CONTROL PANEL) and click on "ADD/REMOVE"

In that menu you will see a whole list of installed applications.

Click the ones you want to remove and press "CHANGE/REMOVE"

This will launch the uninstaller for you.

Vista is simular, but the "ADD REMOVE" menu is now called "PROGRAMS" and is still located in control panel.
0
 

Author Comment

by:salpnt8
ID: 22727748
thx...as show above, i have Vista...my problem is that i am not sure what to remove when using the Change/Remove program that comes with the compter......i have heard of "decrapifier" software, but was wondering what BestBuy uses and if there is a more user friendly program for freeing up space on the hard drive without screwing up the computer.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:proactiveit
ID: 22728142
OK, well you have a brand new computer. So there should only be programs that come from the factory on your system.

> Go to "Vista Button (start)"
> Then click on the "Control Panel"
> Make sure that you have "Classic View" selected on the left hand panel
> Then click on "Programs and Features"
> then tell me the list of programs you have, i'll tell you what you do not need based on the information you give me, and i'll tell you what programs are spyware or advertising related
(like for instance the Google Toolbar)

IF your talking about a more in depth program scan (like unwanted programs that are not visible because they are malicious ETC) then you may need some other Spyware or Malware removal software.

i have a couple of Free ones here that are really good quality...

Spybot - go to this web address then scroll to the download. Click, download, update and install then do a full scan:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

This is malwarebytes. Another great malicious softeware removal tool:
http://malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

get the free one (just click "download") and update / install / scan

Do all of these steps and you have yourself a squeaky clean PC.

Good luck
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 22728841
a couple more :
     adaware :      http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
  http://housecall.trendmicro.com/                                                               online scan for trojans
http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html                                   download
http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english                                check the log
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Russo
ID: 22730602
Here's one of the easiest programs there is for exactly that purpose, and it's free.

http://www.freewaregenius.com/2006/12/24/pc-decrapifier/

Good luck,

Anthony
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Power and BTU ratings calculation 13 86
Looking for a MFP for a small office network 26 169
robocopy 33 116
Seatools For Dos (Just shows FreeDos) 21 34
In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question