Top 7 programs for Windows, which should be immediately removed

Perhaps you are reading this on your Mac, but a laptop or virtual machine with Windows you most likely have. For example, in order to solve using the OS from Microsoft the tasks in macOS to solve very problematic. In this case it makes sense to use the guide to remove unwanted apps on Windows.

First of all, where to find these installed programs. If you have Windows XP, please delete it entirely or find other use for it. If you have Windows 7, 8, or 10, then go to settings and type in the search “Programs” or “Uninstall”. Both will allow you to find item “add or remove programs”. Today, we are interested in the part of “Uninstall”.

If you downloaded the list for the first time, you may be surprised at the abundance of any obscure programs. That’s fine — as writes Delfi, they do so much.

1. Microsoft Silverlight

Once the existence of different extensions and add-ons for browsers was necessary to view the sites. One such add-in was Microsoft Silverlight, however, today this technology is almost never used, as even Microsoft itself has discontinued support — in Edge browser in Windows 10, it, for example, there is no word “all”. So find it and delete — it is unlikely that the Internet remain the websites right here require Silverlight.

2. All in the name of what is “Toolbar”

Bing Bar, Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Ask Toolbar, Yahoo! Toolbar, Babylon Toolbar, Yandex Toolbar— their name is Legion. All they do is clutter up the OS with their presence. You can remove decisively, quickly and ruthlessly, as if these add-ons were many, that their removal will have a positive impact on speed.

3. Almost all, the title of which is “Cleaner”

Another class of programs, once popular, but now mostly useless – any “chistiki” that promise to speed up your computer and protect it from any infection. From Trojans it is best to protect full-fledged antivirus and clean the registry or delete temporary files in an age when free disk space is calculated in terabytes, and memory — gigabytes, the case is quite hopeless.

The only exception to this is if there is a memory, a disk is also not rubber, leave CCleaner, so be it. It is not exactly(R)t, what was once, but in certain situations, and as we have said on slower machines, can help.

4. Java

Another Hello from the past. If you work with any special programs or web services, Java you might need. But if you are a regular user, which computer need Internet, pictures to see and games to play, Java can safely say “good bye”.

However, remember that you deleted it. If something suddenly will soon cease to run, have to go here, download and install again.

5. Skype Click to Call

If you are not using Skype, it is better to remove it completely. Otherwise, it makes sense to abandon this add-ons, which can be useful only to those who turned Skype into your phone by default, and every now and then calling with it on all the numbers, which only meets on the Internet. The operation of the Skype uninstalling this plugin will not affect and work PC can start faster.

By the way, beware — Skype will try to install the add-in again at the first opportunity.

6. QuickTime

QuickTime is not very popular on Windows however, if for some reason it installed on your computer, the program is better to remove. Developers have discovered in QuickTime for Windows two critical vulnerabilities that could allow remote arbitrary code to run on the computer after opening a special web page or file. To date, attacks with the use of data gaps was not, however, what will happen tomorrow is unknown.

Despite the seriousness of the vulnerabilities, Apple will fix them, so they decided to stop supporting QuickTime for Windows. Last update for this app was released in January 2016, but more updates, including bug fixes are planned. Users are strongly advised not to use this product. In this respect, QuickTime for Windows repeats the fate of Windows XP and Java.

7. “Junk” program of manufacturers of laptops, printers, etc.

Every manufacturer of laptops and many manufacturers of peripherals like printers, cameras and other things, and strive to install the OS all sorts of garbage, and put it together with Windows are actually still on the plant. Often to understand what a little is useful and what is not – hard. In this case it is recommended to install a simple utility Should I Remove It?, which will conduct an audit of installed programs and tell you what you should keep and what is useless and even harmful.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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