CrapwareIf you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from a major retailer, you know. You may even have tried to remove them.
The Crapware (also known as “bloatware”Or“ junkware ”) are the things that hardware manufacturers install on their devices on the operating system. Some of them may be of little use (I try to think of an example as helpful crapware, and I do not find), most of them are just trial applications, and demos that ask you to buy a full version.
Over the years I have seen too many computers bend over their weight crapware that had been installed, and many of them were brand new, as soon as they came out of the sales package. The same systems ran fine when we removed the trash.
So there are a lot of unhappy PC owners blaming "Microsoft" or "Windows" for performance issues, when in fact the problem is with the company that built the computer and then took money from third parties to fill it with junk.
Lately, however, Microsoft seems to be following the successful recipe, and has added a lot of applications crapware, in Windows 10. As the saying goes, you do not look at the donkey they give you in the teeth…
OEMs do this because they are paid by software companies. For example, how many of you have seen a computer with McAfee or Norton in beta? Unless the company that made your computer is Apple.
The biggest problem with crapware not that they exist, but that they are difficult to remove.
The deletion of crapware from Windows computers is not easy, and when we talk about Android smartphones and tablets it can be from very difficult to impossible. Yes, there are tools like PC Decrapifier and CCleaner that work but nobody is perfect...
Another path you can follow if you want a system without crapware is to delete the existing installation and install Windows from the beginning. With Windows 10 you will not have them crapware of OEMs, but you will still come across the junk that Microsoft has added.
On devices running Android the problem is even more aggressive, after some crapware have reached so deep into the system that it may be impossible to remove them unless you have root.
Another solution would be to build your own PC and use another operating system that does not contain it crapware.