Cleaning Up Software on Your Computer

fort-worth-computer-repair-uninstalling-softwareOne of the first things that I do when I receive a client’s computer is take a look at the programs installed on their computer. More times than not, there are tons of toolbars and other bloat ware installed on the machine. Many users will simply click through dialogue boxes without reading what they are installing. Most programs will offer to install toolbars or other programs that you may not want on your computer. Some of these programs actually include spyware, so it is highly recommended that you read what you are installing. Here are a few steps to check for unnecessary programs and uninstall them:

  1. Click the Start Button, Search “Add or remove programs” and click Enter
  2. Scroll through the list of installed programs
  3. Select  any toolbars or unrecognized programs (note be careful not to uninstall any Microsoft products) and click Uninstall
  4. You may be prompted to restart your computer once you have uninstalled a program
  5. Proceed to uninstall any other items left after restarting

Again, avoid installing any toolbars or “coupon clipping” programs, as they slow down your computer and may have spyware included in them. Give us a call today if you need help.

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