Crapware or Bloatware refers to applications that come preinstalled on a new computer when you purchase a branded one. Also, when you purchase a used computer, you find software that you may not use. In short, programs that are not of relevance to you are crapware for you. Removing each one manually can be a tiresome job, especially in the case of new computers. Examples include and are not limited to the branding of browsers. You may also find a video player of some company, but you know you will never use it so it is crapware for you.
Tech-savvy people can remove bloatware using PowerShell commands, but non-tech people might find it difficult. Also using PowerShell commands to remove individual apps can take a lot of time. Hence the need for Bloatware Removal Tools!
Crapware, Junkware or Bloatware Removal Tools for Windows
Everyone wants to avoid Crapware & Bloatware from getting onto their computer. If you buy a new Windows 11/10/8/7 computer, you may want to exorcise your new Windows computer first, before you start using it, since crapware is known to make PCs take twice as long to boot! Here are the top handpicked applications that help you remove crapware from Windows.
- Bloatware Removal Utility
- The PC Decrapifier
1] Bloatware Removal Utility
Bloatware Removal Utility is an open-source app to delete, remove or uninstall pre-installed apps & bloatware from Windows 11/10.
To remove Windows 11/10 pre-installed app using Bloatware Removal Utility, follow these steps:
- Download the app from GitHub.
- Extract the files.
- Right-click on Bloatware-Removal-Utility.bat and select Run as administrator.
- Click on the Yes button.
- Tick the app you want to remove.
- Click the Remove Selected button.
- Enter Y in the PowerShell window.
The tool will do it job.
BloatBox will remove bloatware from your PC easily! You can first add apps of your choice and then remove all those apps in a click. It is also a portable tool that you can run without installation.
Windows10Debloater is a PowerShell script that removes Windows 10 bloatware and its traces and even provides the users with an undo option to restore them. Currently, there are three versions of this tool:
- Interactive – It involves a Windows10Debloater script with interactive prompts. This version should not be used for deployments that demand a silent script with optional parameters.
- Pure Silent – Utilizes the switch parameters: -Sysprep, -Debloat -Privacy and -StopEdgePDF. This version can be useful for deploying MDT Images/sysprepping or any other way you deploy Windows 10. It will work to remove the bloatware during the deployment process.
- GUI App – The simplest version that comes with buttons to perform all the functions that are typically done by scripts.
The GUI Application version of Windows10Debloater is one perfect tool as even a non-techie can use it.
10AppsManager is our freeware that will allow you to easily uninstall and reinstall the default, built-in, preinstalled Windows Store apps in Windows 11/10.
5] The PC Decrapifier
As the name suggests, the software provides for removing all unwanted programs. You can select multiple items and then uninstall them with one click. The PC Decrapifier is free for personal use while the commercial version would cost you USD 25. The best thing about PC Decrapifier is that you need not install it on your desktop. You can run it from a pen drive.
Though not automatic, WinPatrol helps you disable unwanted startup programs. You can also remove Internet Explorer add-ons and unwanted Windows services. The application is available in both free and paid (PLUS) versions. The free version is good enough but if you go for the PLUS version you get additional features such as support and looking up items displayed in the startup section.
With WinPatrol, you can disable unwanted software and also delay startup programs to speed up your computer. You can download it from winpatrol.com. I recommend it as a must-have program on Windows operating system.
There are other Bloatware Removal Tools too:
- CrapKiller is a free crapware cleaner script
- BCuninstaller is a simple lightweight Bulk Crap Uninstaller for Windows
- Decrap My Computer will help remove bloatware
- Should I Remove It will identify crapware for you
TIP: These Toolbar Removers will remove unwanted toolbars.
What should I remove from Windows 11?
Unwanted Windows programs, apps, features, and folders consume space on your hard disk. Filling up your C drive with unnecessary programs and files can slow down the performance of your system. Hence, it is better to remove such unwanted applications, files, and folders from Windows 11.
Is 3D Viewer bloatware?
Bloatware is an application that comes pre-installed on a computer. 3D viewer is bloatware because it is pre-installed on some Windows 10 computers. It is a useful app for creators. They can use it to animate 3D models, and also mix them with real-life objects using the Mixed Reality feature. If you do not require the 3D Viewer, you can uninstall it.
Please let us know if you have used any other anti-crapware and found it satisfactory – so that we may share it with others.