Articles tagged: uninstall
How Can I Securely Delete Everything Except the Operating System? Five Steps to Get as Close as You Can
Before giving away a machine or returning a loaner, it’s important to remove personal information from it. That may be both harder and easier than you think.
Uninstalling a program is pretty easy. Uninstalling it completely, on the other hand, can be a challenge.
Install the software you need to fully use your computer. Just be sure to back up along the way.
Uninstalling some of the pre-installed apps in Windows 10 is (usually) possible.
With older versions of Windows it wasn’t uncommon to want to reinstall from scratch every so often. Things are better in more recent versions. I’ll explain why someone like me might need to, and why the average computer user probably doesn’t any more.
Once a hacker has control of your machine they can do anything they want. So yes, they will try to disable your anti-malware… and more!
More frequently, unwanted software is included in the download package of things you actually want. Preventing these programs from being installed is easy; getting rid of them may not be.
Obviously, something has been left behind by the uninstall process. But do we even need to worry about it?
One way to reclaim space (and occasionally even performance) is to uninstall software you don’t need. I’ll review two important places to help you do just that.