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Old 08-21-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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PC Decrapifier

I ran across this on the net. I've not used it or know if it works as stated, but it sounds like a good ides for people buying a new PC and really don't know how to clean it.
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So, you're the proud owner of a new PC. You anxiously open the box, dumping out the contents, casting the instructions aside. You feverishly push your old PC off the desk and get the new one set up. On the floor lies a pile of plastic wrap and twist ties. Your brand spanking new PC boots up only to greet you with a plethora of pop up advertisements pestering you to pay for anti-virus software or sign up for a music service. Your desktop is littered with website links for 'special offers.' The system tray is already full of programs that continuously use your internet connection to make sure that you're 'up to date.'

"When did I ask for this?" you ask. Well, you didn't and that's where the PC Decrapifier comes in. The PC Decrapifier attempts to remove all of the crap on your PC that you never asked for or wanted. To manually remove all of this stuff by hand can take at least an hour (depending on the severity of the infestation.) The PC Decrapifier will detect the 'crap' on your system, you choose what to uninstall, then sit back and let the PC Decrapifier work its magic.

All of this stuff is placed on your new PC because the big companies like Dell, HP and others sell advertising space on your PC to put more money in their pockets at the expense of your time and frustration.

The PC Decrapifier is a program free for personal use to help the average computer user combat this problem. It is also available for PC technicians at a small fee to use as a tool in their everyday business to save a tremendous amount of time.
Now I know all you tech savvy geeks might be tempted to scoff, but wait. Free download, burn a disc or two, then when your less savvy friends and relatives start whining.... viola, hand 'em a disc and go back to your porn.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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I ran across this on the net. I've not used it or know if it works as stated, but it sounds like a good ides for people buying a new PC and really don't know how to clean it.Now I know all you tech savvy geeks might be tempted to scoff, but wait. Free download, burn a disc or two, then when your less savvy friends and relatives start whining.... viola, hand 'em a disc and go back to your porn.
Or you could just buy a Mac.
I set up my son's new laptop this past weekend when he moved into dorm, and Vista is such a pig of an OS. Incompatible with everything, interrupts itself (and you) constantly to ask permission to continue, and has some weird quirks. Meh. Buy a Mac.

If my name's not Viola, can I still hand 'em a disc and go back to my porn?
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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Well then, not viola, why didn't you get him a Mac?
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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Meh. Buy a Mac.
Or install Linux.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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I find this to be extremely useful, and not just for new 'puters.

http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Old 09-01-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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I find this to be extremely useful, and not just for new 'puters.

http://www.ccleaner.com/
Agreed. I have been using it for about a year now - and its within everyone's price range ie. 'free'.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:04 PM   #7
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I didn't buy it. It was a father-son bonding quest - the hunting of the laptop - one of those things where the women stay home and pretend to be non-tech savvy and prepare frozen pizza and beer for the returning victorious males.
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